A non-traditional student, Jenny has 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. 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,” noted Jenny.
The scholarship fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Henderson County, established in 2006 by The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited, is 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.
Since 1982, Community Foundation of Henderson County has offered people a variety of ways to touch our community through philanthropic giving. We accept gifts from individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create a pool of charitable dollars from which grants are awarded to address community needs. This past fiscal year, CFHC donors provided charitable awards of more than $3.5 million to area nonprofits. Learn more about Community Foundation of Henderson County at www.CFHCforever.org, at the Community Foundation’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages, and by calling (828) 697-6224.