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2018 Call for Positions

From January - September 2018 ANR solicited proposals for Cooperative Extension (CE) advisor and specialist positions. The 2018 call aimed to identify positions for strengthening and rebuilding the ANR network to address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. Due to current budget situation the release of approved positions was on hold; VP Humiston's 2018 announcement.


In the fall of 2019, Vice President Humiston asked UC ANR programmatic groups (listed below) to reconfirm the 2018 CE position proposals list -- anticipating being able to fill a limited, small number of CE positions. She has asked if there are higher priorities/critical needs/emergency gaps that aren’t on the 2018 list of 46 but should be? Those will be added this web page at the end of November 2019, using the template and criteria below.


Below are the submitted proposals. 

  • Any proposal numbered above 46 has been submitted as an emergency gap proposal during the 2019 reconfirmation process.
  • The following proposals were updated as part of the 2019 reconfirmation process: Advisor #'s 1, 4, 5, 8, 12, 42; and Specialist # 35.
  • # 18 Wildlife Management Area Advisor is currently under recruitment.


For reference, 2018 new CE position development process: flowchart

To see the 2018 proposed ideas that did not move forward to submittal, click the sub page on the side navigation. These ideas could be further developed by later submittal groups.


For questions, contact Katherine Webb-Martinez at or (510) 987-0029.


This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2018 cycle.

Position Details

18 Wildlife Management Area Advisor

The CE Advisor will serve as an expert on wildlife species that impact or are impacted by human activities in Northern California, with emphasis in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and Sonoma counties) where urban and rural communities and landscapes overlap. This Advisor will be at the nexus of livestock operators, land managers, scientists, wildlife advocates, and the public, and help facilitate productive understanding between groups sometimes at odds regarding wildlife management.

The Advisor will conduct applied field and lab research designed to develop management tools and inform policy for mitigating human-wildlife conflict, including tools and policies that mitigate human-wildlife conflict issues while minimally impacting the natural environment. Key to the position is the development of extension outreach methodologies that lead to adoption of practices that reduce the risks from vertebrate pests and pest management practices to natural resource managers, ranchers, our food supply, community, and the environment. The Advisor is expected to review, support, and promote ANR IPM guidelines and practices.

Proposed Location/Housing

San Mateo County

Proposed Area of Coverage

Northern California with primary responsibility in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and Sonoma counties)


Associated Documents

  • Unnamed File (pdf), uploaded 09/25/2018 by Christopher Hanson


1 Comment - Post Comment

The proposed advisor and specialist positions related to rangelands are all important, but the highest priority is the Wildlife Management Advisor (Human-Wildlife Conflict), San Mateo County/San Francisco Bay Area. Several of us in the Central Coast region have been advocating for this advisor position for several years. It addresses an emerging issue that requires guidance by good science. As the populations of rangeland predators grow, so are costs for livestock operators growing (to the point of unprofitability; refer to the beef cost study by Barry, Forero, and Stewart 2017). Thus the sustainability of livestock operations to achieve conservation in the Central Coast is threatened, and there's a growing need for compensation to public lands graziers. As more conflicts become evident, better guidance is needed to reduce those conflicts and maintain sustainability of both the wildlife populations and the grazing operations. Few advisors with this specialty are available.
Posted Jul 18, 2018 12:10 PM by Lawrence Ford

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