Craig Johnson Fund for Excellence in Landscape Architecture
In 2008, Prof. Craig Johnson retired after teaching an unprecedented 42 years in LAEP, and was awarded professor emeritus status. Craig’s specific expertise encompassed wildlife habitat planning, planting design, and ecological restoration, and he imparted a passion for and knowledge of those topics in generations of USU’s alumni. Craig’s commitment to preserving wildlife habitat helped establish LAEP’s reputation as one of the leading landscape architecture programs for training in the topic. Among the most decorated of all LAEP faculty members, Craig was recognized with the Jot D. Carpenter Medal in 2003, as well as numerous teacher of the year awards. His publication, Conservation Corridor Planning at the Landscape Levels Managing for Wildlife Habitat, received the Wildlife Society’s book of the year award in 2001. The Craig Johnson Fund for Excellence was created in 2008 through the generous donations of the Johnson Family, friends and former students.
The Fund is used for the purpose of bringing experts to campus for lectures and presentations, and is not awarded to students. Proceeds are be used to underwrite the costs and expenses of travel to USU for experts in wildlife planning, or for travel funding for current faculty and students to attend wildlife planning conferences. Suggestions for speakers or proposals for travel conferences may be submitted to the department. Decisions will be made by the faculty during the spring of each year.
Spring, 2015 Grant Jones, FASLA - Co-founder of Jones and Jones
Spring, 2014 Jon Rodiek, FASLA - Harold I. Adams Endowed Professor - Texas A&M University
Spring, 2013 Ryan Perkl - Assistant Professor - University of Arizona
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