South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve is a 27,704 km2 marine protected area located at the southerly limit of Australia's exclusive economic zone near Tasmania. The reserve was established in 2007 and is part of the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network; the reserve contains part of the South Tasman Rise seafloor and covers deep ocean including a section of the mid-continental slope at depths of 1,200–3,000 m. Some of the seamounts within the reserve have flat summits, which indicates that they were exposed above the surface at some time; the entirety of the South Tasman Rise marine reserve area is IUCN protected area category VI and is zoned as'Special Purpose'. Commonwealth marine reserves Protected areas of Australia Tasman Sea South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network website
Helen M. Berg was an American statistician and politician. Berg served as the first female mayor of Corvallis, from 1994 until 2006, she was the longest-serving mayor of Corvallis to date. Berg received her master's degree in statistics in 1973 from Oregon State University, she was in her 40s at the time. Two years in 1975, she became the director of the Survey Research Center at Oregon State, she continued to work as the center's director until her retirement in 1993. Helen Berg married her third husband, Alan Berg, a forestry professor at Oregon State, in 1983. Berg, active in civics, took an interest in her husband's political career. Alan Berg had served on the Corvallis city council from 1973 to 1978, he was elected as mayor of Corvallis for two terms from 1979 to 1986. The couple's marriage lasted six years, until his death in 1989. Helen Berg served on the Corvallis city council for two consecutive terms from 1991 until 1994. Helen Berg ran for her first term as mayor of Corvallis in 1994 when she was 62 years old.
Berg became Corvallis' first female mayor and would become the longest-serving mayor of the city to date. She would hold office for three consecutive terms, until her retirement in 2006. Under Berg's three-term tenure, four new fire stations were constructed; the city's largest public works project in its history, the $30 million sewer overflow remediation project, was completed, which stopped sewage and storm runoff from being dumped into the Willamette River. The city completed. Berg oversaw the planning and construction of the Howland Plaza at Riverfront Commemorative Park, which opened in May 2004; the Corvallis Police Department was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, a distinction shared by only 2% of American police departments at the time. Helen Berg retired from office in 2006 after three terms, she was succeeded as mayor by Charlie Tomlinson. Berg had defeated Tomlinson in the 2003 mayoral election. Berg moved to Oregon, in 2007 soon after leaving office to be closer to her family.