UC ANR Strategic Initiatives
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UC ANR Strategic Initiatives

Sustainable Natural Ecosystems

Key Areas

The Sustainable Natural Ecosystems initiative works to preserve forests, rangelands, and wetlands. SNESI research and extension efforts aim to identify and prioritize issues and solutions affecting these regions. The initiative works in the key areas of:

  • Healthy rangelands, forests and working landscapes

  • Fighting Fire – Resilient forests and fire-safe urban areas

  • Protecting where we live. Healthy landscapes and urban forests

  • Enhancing our water supply


Public Value: The SNE SI helps California and Californians by building our state economy, helping protect our natural resources, and by building capacity of our people and communities.

Our Strategic Initiatives help unify, communicate and advocate for the work we do.


Emerging Issues

The SNE SI panel support this work by bringing a broad spectrum of expertise and practice and helps identify key emerging issues including:

  • Fire

  • Land use policy

  • Protecting water supplies - quality and quantity

  • Climate change



See UC Delivers for examples of impact in HFC.

UC ANR members can share the impact of their work - it's easy. Click here to find out how.


See funding opportunities listed with UC ANR Contracts & Grants

See Opportunity & Matching grants (small grants to help with urgent time-sensitive needs)






SNE-related Blogs

  • Program Highlights August 4- 10

    Throwback to the 2016 statewide conference closing ceremony where we collectively

    Learn more about Point Reyes National Seashore in ways the casual visitor cannot, exploring in areas less traveled and alongside some of the...

  • Stinknet, an Emerging Invasive Weed

    Stinknet plant. (Credit: Ron Vanderhoff)

    I recently attended a Santa Ana River Orange County Weed Management Area (SAROCWMA) meeting and there was an opportunity for participants to update...

  • Summer Pests? Video Solutions!

    Summer is all about being outdoors and enjoying camping, swimming, playing, and other activities with family and friends. But it's a real drag when...

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