UC ANR Strategic Initiatives
Making a Difference in California
Helping unify, communicate and advocate for the work we do.
In the news - We are seeking a new SNE SI leader
On this page
Addressing Major Challenges
Our Strategic initiatives (SIs) bring the power of science to deliver practical solutions in California.
Issues Being Pursued
Visions of the Future (pdf)
See our Public Value Statements for more.
Building Resilience Across California's Communities (concept note)
DEI in Urban Areas
Building California’s Urban Community (concept note)
Extension of the Future - Meeting Urban needs
Working Cross State and Cross Institute (concept note)
Fire Advisors Network (concept note)
Systems Elements (diagram)
Food Systems (concept note)
Health Resilience Network (concept note)
Prop 63 - Mental Health Services Act (concept note)
Community health CDC Vaccination Toolkit
Video: How to Make How-to videos
Webinars: Create Engaging Webinars
Water Resilience (concept note)
Workgroups and Program Teams (web)
Drawing on members from:
- UC Campuses,
- County Cooperative Extension Offices
- Statewide Programs and Institutes,
- Research and Extension Center
And working with hundreds of collaborators from the private and public sectors.
"Solutions for you"
Learn from colleagues
Sharing technical solutions
Sharing best practices
Build your skills
UC ANR: Making a difference in California. Here's topics often sort after by news outlets: Wildfire and other natural disasters, climate change, economic development, drought, food security, food distribution, food system resiliency and diversity
Submit New Impact Stories (For UC ANR personnel)
"News you can use"
Stories will typically include educational content and will give names/faces to particular topics within ANR (For UC ANR personnel)
Spotlight webinars are short talks highlighting impactful work and important issues across the state.
What major items are in the news?
(Got a topic of concern? Contact your SI leader to develop)
Contracts & Grants (UC ANR)
Investment Program (2020) (UC ANR)
Small grants for urgent time-sensitive needs
SI Activities supported
The SIs have some funds for cross-cutting activities. Here are the criteria to help guide what is supported.
Partial Webinar Support
Explore our 5 initiatives using the links below.
What do SI Leader do? Here's the TOR
California has abundant wildlands — forests, rangeland, open areas, wildlife refuges and national, state, and local parks — that need...
If you have seen a butterfly native to Orange County fluttering its wings along a flowerbed searching for nectar, chances are the same species has...
Extreme drought is changing agriculture across California — and urban farming is no exception. Many community farms and gardens...
A "Natural History Note" From UC California Naturalist's lead scientist, Dr. Cameron Barrows. “Look deep into nature and then...