UC ANR Strategic Initiatives
Making a Difference in California
Helping unify, communicate and advocate for the work we do.
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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.
Concept Note: Building Resilience Across California's Communities
DEI in Urban Areas
Concept Note: Building California’s Urban Community
Concept Note: Urban pest management safety network
Extension of the Future - Meeting Urban needs
Concept Note: Working Cross State and Cross Institute
Concept Note: Fire Advisors Network
Concept Note: Food Systems
Food Systems Elements (diagram)
Concept Note: Climate and Health
Concept Note: Food and Drinking Water Security
Concept Note: Health Resilience Network (revised)
Prop 63 - Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63 specific concept note)
Community health CDC Vaccination Toolkit
Video: How to Make How-to videos
Webinars: Create Engaging Webinars
Concept Note: Water Resilience
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)
Blogs - tap UC ANR's Blogs
"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)
2022 Call for the Presidential Chairs for Tree Nuts
See the 2022 call (applications due by April 4, 2022)
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
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Climate change, extreme drought, intense wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic can all be linked to humanity's troubled relationship with the natural...