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2018-2022 RREA Strategic Plan Information

In the fall of 2016, the Rangelands Partnership, with the University of Arizona as lead institution, was awarded a grant to review and update the 2012-2016 RREA Strategic Plan. The Steering Committee was composed of regional representatives from rangeland and forestry Extension, as well as librarians and information technology (IT) experts.

The overall goal of this project is to provide RREA with a new strategic plan that will document current and emerging issues faced by private forest and rangeland managers and the actions Extension Programs will undertake to address them. The primary audiences for the project’s tools and resources are Extension directors and Extension educators, specifically those working in the area of forestry and rangeland management on public and private land. This audience was reached during this project period primarily through a national survey to forestry and rangeland Extension professionals. The objective was to understand current and future trends in outreach priorities and activities. This plan confirms a unified mission and vision for natural resource Extension programs funded by the RREA.

The 2018-2022 strategic planning team believes that forest and rangeland Extension professionals will find this document useful in developing the enhanced programming made possible through RREA support. Indeed, the plan is designed to be informative about current trends and issues on a national basis while recognizing regional and local differences, and to provide guidance on programming strategies.

The 2018-2022 RREA Strategic Plan plan is expected to be released by NIFA prior to September 2018.

For additional information please see  https://globalrangelands.org/rreasp/

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