Friday, March 27, 2015

Untapped Secret Society of Cooperative Extension

Discussing fire ecology, recent fire history, and management complexity with conference participants atop Mt. Lemmon. Photo: Kate Lighthall
Over 100 participants packed the ballroom March 10-12 in Tucson, Arizona for the Cooperative Extension Educators Workshop. Extension Agents and Associates, leaders in the wildland fire community and community leaders came together to hear how Extension efforts can and are making a difference in the prevention and preparation for unwanted wildfires.
The theme for the event was “Preparing for Wildfires: Moving from Crisis to Opportunity,” which provided the perfect platform for sharing information, science and on-the-ground experiences that have shaped the successful prevention and preparation models across the West. The workshop supported the need for greater knowledge of these programs and how Extension Educators can provide both valuable research and a vital communication link to the public.  See full article here.

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