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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

46 Fire Area Advisor

The fire trends are clear - fire probabilities in California have increased over 50% since the 1960s. More people are living near and within flammable landscapes, and are not aware of the risk until it is too late. With California’s increasing population and changing climate, more are living in harm’s way – not just from the direct impact of fires but from the indirect impact as well. The  fire budget is the fastest growing part of the state's agricultural and natural resources agency budgets, but UC currently only has a limited presence. This advisor position is designed to complement the proposed fuels management specialist as well as current UC expertise in fire and fuels. This focus of the position is on collaborative, science-based fire management and planning on public and private lands in the North Coast region, and to promote fire-adapted communities and ecosystem resilience. Important issues to be addressed by this position include fire effects on natural and human communities; partnerships that enable active fire management; training and networking to increase capacity; and outreach and education focused on fire ecology, fire management, prescribed fire, fuels management, and community wildfire resilience. 

Proposed Location/Housing

Humboldt-Del Norte Counties

Proposed Area of Coverage

Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity Counties


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