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Sanders awarded Trout Unlimited Arbuckle scholarship

Jenny Sanders Jenny Sanders

A graduate student attending the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia has been named the 2019 recipient of the Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited William L. Arbuckle Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. 


A non-traditional student, Jenny Sanders returned to school after more than a decade working in freshwater conservation in Southern Appalachia. Her graduate research focuses on protecting the biodiversity of Southern Appalachia through stream physical habitat assessment, protection, and restoration.

“I am eager to see people embrace management activities that balance our collective ecological wellbeing with individual preference," she said. "While restoration programs are important tools for management, it is equally critical to learn what drives landowners to engage in these activities, and to find ways to balance landowner needs and the protection of vulnerable freshwater species."
A component fund of the Community Foundation of Henderson County, the scholarship was established in 2006 by the Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited. It's named for and honors the memory of William “Bill” L. Arbuckle, an avid angler, supporter and former director of the Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Mr. Arbuckle contributed much of his time, talent and resources to the success of the chapter.