Wartburg College receives grants for environmental research


Nick Fetty | July 16, 2014
Dancing St. Francis statue on the Wartburg College campus. Photo via Wikipedia Commons
Dancing St. Francis statue on the Wartburg College campus.
Photo via Wikipedia Commons

Faculty and researchers at Wartburg College have received two grants for different types of environmental research.

A grant awarded by the U.S. Forestry Service will provide funding for studying and improving streams. Students, faculty, and other researchers will study steams and adjacent areas in the Superior National Forest located in northeast Minnesota.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources also awarded Wartburg with funding so researchers can study the presence of rusty crayfish in the Shell Rock and Winnebago River drainages. The rusty crayfish, which is non-native to Iowa, displaces native crayfish, reduces certain fish populations, and causes other ecological problems.

The college also received funding to participate in a three-year project that aims to offer advanced online degrees.

Wartburg is a private liberal arts college with 1,747 undergraduate students located in Waverly, Iowa.  A second campus, Wartburg College West, is located in Denver, Colorado.