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The Society of Environmental Journalists just announced grant winners for the Fund for Environmental Journalism, and we were thrilled to see two GPSW alumni on the list. Among the 14 funded projects, Leslie Baehr, ’13, and Katharine Gammon, ’07, each scooped up a slice of the $43,281 in grants doled out this year for reported projects that focus on public lands in the United States.

Leslie Baehr’s project, titled “Leave It to Beaver: Beaver Restoration in the Los Padres National Forest Area,” will chronicle how a creature mistakenly left out of Southern California history could revive its watershed. Katharine Gammon’s project, titled “Instagram Is Ruining Public Lands; Can Selfie Stations Save Them?,” traces the deluge of new visitors that social media has brought to public lands and the ways in which parks are experimenting with new methods to curb the desire to get the breathtaking shot.

Support for the Winter 2019-2020 Fund for Environmental Journalism was provided by The Hewlett Foundation, The Wilderness Society, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and individual donors. You can read about all of the funded projects right here. Congratulations again to Leslie and Katharine.