III Corps and Fort Hood recognized two Natural and Cultural Resources Management Branch volunteers during the Community Services Council meeting at the Fort Hood Community Center March 24.
Adriane Glick, a civilian volunteer, and Capt. Anna Wilson, Detachment B, 15th Financial Management Support Unit, Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cav. Division, have both volunteered in various ways to help the Natural and Cultural Resources Management Branch stay ahead of their deadlines that recur in their management programs. The two were selected among many Fort Hood organizations who nominate their best volunteers each month.
Glick won Installation Volunteer of the Month for both November and the first quarter. A Copperas Cove native, she recently graduated from Tarleton State University with a B.S. in Wildlife Sustainability and Ecosystem Sciences. She helped the wildlife team with game check station shifts and wild pigs during hunting season. She continued volunteering with the endangered species team, assisting in data, field equipment inventory, field truck function/safety inspections and work with cowbirds.
“I have found the volunteer program at NCRMB to be an outstanding educational and professional experience,” Glick said. “Scott Summers (outreach coordinator) and David Cimprich (NCRMB Natural Resource specialist) have gone above and beyond to assist me and provide opportunities for growth in wildlife.”
Because of her recent commitment and friendly professional style, Glick earned a seasonal volunteer field position with the Golden-cheeked Warbler team now through May.
“I am so excited and thankful John Macey (Natural Resource specialist) and Kellene Collins (field biologist) are allowing me to be on the GCWA crew. This is an invaluable learning situation of getting hands-on field experience to help further my career aspirations,” added Glick.
Wilson won Installation Volunteer of the Month for January. As soon as she is off-duty, she is volunteering for the NCRMB, finishing any work task assigned to her. So far, she has estimated cowbird roost populations, helped service cowbird traps, assisted with the wild pig program and is currently supporting the NRCMB outreach work. She is learning birding and invasive species and is using those skills to leverage her value to support the Army on and off duty. Wilson is a rural Kansas native and graduated with her B.S. in Geography from UCLA.
“Volunteering with the Natural Resources Branch is a gift, and every time I feel grateful that I’m able to help preserve Fort Hood’s land, and learn about ecology and wildlife management,” Wilson said. “It’s given me an entirely new appreciation for nature, Fort Hood and Texas. I hope to inspire Soldiers in my charge to become better custodians of the environment.”