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UC ANR Strategic Initiatives

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Making a Difference in California

Helping unify, communicate and advocate for the work we do.

 Rising to the Challenge


Addressing major challenges

Our Strategic initiatives (SIs) bring the power of science to deliver practical solutions in California

Initiative Themes and Grand Challenges (pdf)

Crystal ball paper (pdf)

See our Public Value Statements for more.

Issues pursued


Fire summit

Fire resources and information

Food systems

Spotlight webinars

Systems elements (diagram)


Integrated Web Platform (summary overview) (The IWP is a strategic plan goal. Input is being broadly collected)


How to make How-to videos


Create engaging webinars 


Connecting is key


Workgroups and Program Teams (web)

Drawing on members from:

And working with hundreds of collaborators from the private and public sectors.

SI conferences

The SIs have some funds for cross-cutting activities. Here are the criteria to help guide what is supported.

Examples to date include workshops, think-tanks and clinics to build our Fire, Video, and Food System presence and strategies.


Find Practical Answers: Knowledge and Skills

  "Solutions for you"

Learn from colleagues

Knowledge Bank

Knowledge Bank 

Sharing technical solutions

Best (Extension) Practice Hub 

Sharing best practices

Learning & Development


Learning and Development

Build your skills

Telling our Story

UC ANR: Making a difference in California.

UC Delivers

UC Deliver Stories

Submit New Impact Stories (For UC ANR personnel)

Find a Blog


Knowledge Stream"

"News you can use"

Submit your stories

Stories will typically include educational content and will give names/faces to particular topics within ANR (For UC ANR personnel)

Spotlight webinars & more



What major items are in the news?

(Got a topic of concern? Contact your SI leader to develop)


Funding opportunities


Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities

UC ANR Contracts & Grants

Opportunity & Matching Grants


 Opportunity & Matching grants

Small grants for urgent time-sensitive needs

See also ANR Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) Program RFP


Strategic Initiatives

Explore our 5 initiatives using the links below.


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SI-related Blogs