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Sustainable Natural Ecosystems Panel Members

How the Panel helps

The SI Panels help


1. Create vision, 2. Identify themes & priorities, 3. Input to Strategic Plan, 4. Hold meetings, 5. Operate a think tank, 6. Help build capacity, 7. Input to staffing needs, and 8. Manage grants


1. Collate stories & highlights, 2. Develop materials (white papers, etc.), 3. Foster debate


1. Represent UC ANR and the SI, 2. Engage stakeholders and government, 3. Raise awareness, 4.Represent on Program Council

Initiative Leader

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Josh S. Davy
Title: Livestock, Range, and Natural Resources Advisor / County Director
Specialty: Livestock, Range and Irrigated Pasture
Cooperative Extension Tehama County
1754 Walnut Street
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Phone: (530) 527-3101
Email: jsdavy@ucanr.edu

Panel Members

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Roger A Baldwin Ph.D.
Title: Cooperative Extension Specialist: Human-Wildlife Conflict Resolution
Specialty: Wildlife Damage and Pest Management
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology
One Shields Ave, UC Davis
1069 Academic Surge
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-4551
Email: rabaldwin@ucanr.edu
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Ted Grantham
Title: Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist
Specialty: climate, water management and freshwater ecology
130 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720-3114
Phone: 510-664-4664
Email: tgrantham@berkeley.edu
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Dr Igor Lacan
Title: Interim County Director; Bay Area Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry Advisor
Specialty: Urban Forestry
Cooperative Extension San Mateo-San Francisco Counties
1500 Purisima Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: 650-276-7428
Email: ilacan@ucanr.edu
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Dr Loralee Larios
Title: Assistant Professor
Specialty: Plant Ecology, Plant Invasions, restoration
Botany & Plant Sciences
2150 Batchelor Hall
Riverside, CA 92521-0124
Email: loralee@ucr.edu
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Daniel K Macon
Title: County Director, Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
Specialty: Rangeland livestock production, economics, and management
11477 E Avenue
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: 530-889-7385
Email: dmacon@ucanr.edu
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Dr Christopher J Mcdonald
Title: Inland and Desert Natural Resources Advisor
Specialty: invasive plants, weeds, native plant restoration, vegetation management, sensitive species management, habitat restoration, restoration planning, environmental education
UC Cooperative Extension - San Bernardino County
7863 Central Ave
Highland, CA 92346
Phone: (909) 387-2171
Email: cjmcdonald@ucanr.edu
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Max Alan Moritz Ph.D.
Title: Specialist in Cooperative Extension
Specialty: Fire Ecology and Management; Disturbance Regimes; Spatial Analysis; Fire Policy; Climate Change Adaptation
Notes: Publications via Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=A_0DKxMAAAAJ
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
2400 Bren Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131
Phone: 805-893-8747
Email: mmoritz@ucanr.edu
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Elina Lastro Nino
Title: Assistant Specialist in CE
Specialty: Apiclture
One Shields Avenue
367 Briggs Hall
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 530-500-2747
Email: elnino@ucdavis.edu
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Rebecca Ozeran
Title: Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
550 E. Shaw Ave, Suite 210B
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: (559) 241-6564
Email: rkozeran@ucanr.edu
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Devii R Rao
Title: San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
Specialty: Rangeland Ecology and Management, Rangeland Conservation, Grazing Management, Conservation of Biological Diversity, Watershed Protection and Management.
Cooperative Extension San Benito County
3228 Southside Road
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: 831-205-3125
Email: drorao@ucanr.edu
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Dr Leslie M Roche Ph.D.
Title: Cooperative Extension Specialist
Specialty: Rangeland Management
UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences
1232 PES
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-5583
Email: lmroche@ucdavis.edu
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Ricky P Satomi
Title: Forestry/Natural Resources Advisor
Specialty: Forest Management, Geographic Information Systems, Biomass
142A Garden Highway
Yuba City, CA 95991-5512
Phone: 530-822-6213
Email: rpsatomi@ucanr.edu
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Yana Valachovic
Title: Forest Advisor and Humboldt - Del Norte County Director
Specialty: Forest management and ecology, oak woodlands, wildfire preparation, home hardening
5630 South Broadway
Eureka, CA 95503-6998
Phone: (707) 445-7351
Email: yvala@ucanr.edu
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Dirk Van Vuren
Title: Professor
Specialty: Ecological approaches for managing vertebrate pests; ecology and behavior of mammals; conservation biology, especially the ecology, evolution, and control of exotic species.
Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology
One Shields Avenue
1088 Academic Surge Building
Davis, CA 95616-8751
Phone: (530) 752-4181
Email: dhvanvuren@ucdavis.edu