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Congressional Visits

2019 GSPA Recipient Kristina Bartowitz (University of Idaho) met with Sen. James Risch (R-ID).

Multiple times throughout the year, ESA’s public affairs staff arrange meetings for Society members to connect with policymakers and discuss issues of concern to the ecological science community. Society leaders, Rapid Response Team members, and ESA Graduate Student Policy Award winners are among those who meet with congressional offices. In addition, ESA public affairs staff meet with targeted staff to discuss areas of mutual concern and ways in which the Society can inform and serve as a scientific resource to developing policy issues.