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2016 Call for Positions

On December 14, 2016 UC ANR Vice President Humiston announced the the release of 26 CE positions from the 2016 call for a new round of hiring over the next two years. This new release continues the commitment for hiring to exceed projected turnover, thus achieving the goal of academic growth. And, as funding becomes available, UC ANR will consider additional positions.

2016 approved CE positions

January 12, 2016 solicited proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions in the ANR Update. The call identified positions for strengthening and expanding the UC ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. Below this public webpage displays all 138 new CE position proposals (there is a search tool to assist in finding proposals).

The online submittal process was open from January 12 – May 5 (5:00 PM) to allow as much time as possible for internal consultation and external input from UC ANR stakeholders in all program areas. Submissions were accepted from the following official submitter groups:

The Review Phase was completed May 5 – August 1. All proposals were reviewed. The program area and unit reviews were conducted by the Program Teams; geographic groups of County/Multicounty Partnership and Research and Extension Center Directors, and the UC ANR affiliated colleges and school. These groups prioritized and provided rationale for the position proposals under their purview. This input was used to inform UC ANR Program Council’s recommendations and ultimately the UC ANR Vice President’s decisions. More information about the review process is available in the review orientation.

The public comment period was open Jan. 12 through July 11, 2016. Comments can be viewed by clicking the position links below. Comments were reviewed by the review groups, Program Council and the Vice President.

Relevant documents:

If you have any questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at (510) 987-0029 or


2016 URS Call for Positions

This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2016 cycle.

Position Details

021 Area Forest Advisor/County Director - Mendocino/Lake/Sonoma

The Forest Advisor is responsible for developing and delivering an extension  and research program in the counties of Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties. The headquarters for this position will be Mendocino County. 

The position could also serve as the CD for Mendocino and Lake Counties in the event that role is not being served. 

The Forest Advisor position has been in place since 1967 and has been an integral part of the UCCE community addressing critically important forest related issues and conflicts during some extremely tumultuous times. 

The position has addressed economic, environmental and social aspects of forestry integrating the role of science and policy to help clientele  better understand the nuances of sustainable management. 

The position creates an important leadership role for ANR and UCCE at the local, regional, statewide and national stage focusing on conifer and hardwood forests unique to California and the world. 

Proposed Location/Housing

Mendocino County

Proposed Area of Coverage

Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma counties


Associated Documents



Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma counties have diverse forest lands where landowners and resource managers face unique challenges. People in the region face many decisions related to their environment, ranging from risk management at the wildland-urban interface, to long term planning for resource use, to providing robust habitats for wildlife.
Therefore, I see a strong need for continued UCCE expertise and the presence of at least one Forestry Advisor serving the region.
Posted Jul 10, 2016 9:48 PM by Stella Cousins
Forest Landowners of California is a statewide organization of nonindustrial lowlanders focused on educational activities for its members and the effective regulation of private forest lands for long-term sustainability. The organization currently has approximately 250 members that own and manage approximately 350,000 acres of forested lands in the state. Many of our current members have property in Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma counties. We strongly support a continuation of the forest advisor position for this area. This position can provide effective policy insights at the legislative and regulatory levels to maintain and enhance working forest landscapes on the 25% of the state forest lands owned by nonindustrial owners. This position has been in place for more than 40 years and has led to both innovative and well managed forests in the region. As properties continue to be purchased by new owners the continuation of a local resource is very important.
We believe it is important that this advisor allocate time to smaller landowners and the problems they face with a limited amount of economic and technical resources. Many of these owners' properties are intermixed with alternative land uses that threaten continued forest management with a loss of watershed protection, wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration, and employment for local residents.
Given the current trends in the climate change including the drought, the devastating wildfires, and currently unsustainable levels of stocking , many of our members would welcome the opportunity to do applied silvicultural research that can be made available to the public. It would also be very helpful to have the advisor organize and participate in educational activities of our group and other organizations such as the American Tree Farm program. Forest Landowners of California would be glad to assist the extension program in future outreach efforts.
Posted Jul 11, 2016 10:32 AM by Lawrence Camp Forest Landowners of California Legislative Committee Chairman

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