Associate Professor Marc Stern of the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation was selected as Scholar of the Clemson University Institute for Parks, one of the largest concentrations of park researchers in any U.S. academic institution. Those awarded this honorary title are recognized for distinguishing themselves as scientists, practitioners, or policymakers invested in the management and protection of parks and protected areas. “It’s nice to be recognized by peers in my field,” said Stern, who will collaborate with the faculty of Clemson University and Institute for Parks Scholars across the country and around the world to improve parks and protected areas.