Healthy Environments

From the mountains to the coast, California’s iconic landscapes face threats from climate change, urban sprawl, pollution and invasive species. UC ANR translates research into action — creating management strategies for a safer, more climate-resilient California.

UC ANR Focus Areas

4-H & Families

In 4-H we believe in the power of youth. We know that every young person is unique, has strengths and real potential to improve our world. 4-H grows here.

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Agriculture & Pest Management

Healthy agricultural systems are essential to our quality of life and economy. We spark innovation and encourage environmentally friendly production practices.

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Environment & Natural Resources

Stewardship of California's natural resources — water, forests, rangelands —is core to our mission, so our landscapes are preserved for generations to come.

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Food & Health

We promote healthy people and communities; safe, nutritious and abundant food; and education to make every food choice and every food dollar count.

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Innovation & Economic Development

We drive economic prosperity through innovation. We connect people, tools and data to equip communities to prepare for change.

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Yard & Garden

We educate Californians to create sustainable gardens and landscapes — from growing food to building fire-safe landscapes and making every drop of water count.

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Join us on our mission

Since 1914 UC Cooperative Extension has been “California’s first incubator;” the bridge between local issues and innovative answers through the power of UC research. Cooperating is in our DNA; won't you join us?