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Land Use

Summary Changing land use is one of the most important issues facing California. In DANR, we have a myriad of resources that could help land use decision makers, and in some counties, advisors and specialists are working with land use planning agencies. These include expertise and excellent research based information on land use change, water quality and watershed management, habitat conservation, and preservation of working landscapes. This workgroup will collect our resources, make them accessible to interested clientele, identify gaps in our existing knowledge and in our extension materials and work to fill these gaps. We will also increase communication among our various members and collaborators, both within and beyond DANR and UC, who can contribute to this field.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Maggi Kelly (Chair)
Phone (510) 642-7272
Unit: ESPM - Ecosystem Sciences
Membership List
AES Scientist
Baerenklau, Kenneth Environmental Sciences
  Associate Professor of Environmental Policy   Associate Environmental Economist Environmental and natural resource economics and policy
London, Jonathan Human & Community Development
  Assistant Professor Rural community development, natural resource/environmental social science, participatory research, youth development
CE Advisor
Drill, Sabrina Los Angeles County
  Natural Resources Advisor Watershed education, conservation and restoration of aquatic and wildland habitats and anadramous fishes, aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, fire ecology and landscape preparation, land use planning, environmental literacy and public participation in science.
George, Holly Plumas Sierra
  Livestock & Natural Resource- Emeritus Livestock, Multiple Use of Natural Resources & Community Development
Giusti, Gregory Lake County
  Past County Director Lake & Mendocino Counties, Advisor:Forests & Wildland Ecology - Retired/ Emeritus Status Forest management, wildlife management, vertebrate pest management, wetlands, watersheds, fisheries and freshwater ecology
Johnson, Leigh
  Coastal Resources Advisor, Emerita Policy Analysis, Coastal Water Quality, Aquatic Invasive Species, Water Supply, Recreational Boating
Kocher, Susie Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Forestry/ Natural Resources Advisor Forestry, fire and water quality, facilitation, public participation
McArthur, Karl San Bernardino County
  Desert Natural Resource Advisor Policy Issues/Desert Regions of Tri-County area, San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial
Moratorio, Mario Solano County
  Emeritus Small Farm Urban Horticulture Advisor Small farms, grapes, urban horticulture and Master Gardener programs in Solano and Yolo.
Myers, Monique Los Angeles County
  Coastal Community Development Advisor
Norton, Maxwell Merced County
  Farm Advisor - Emeritus Specialties: Tree fruit, farmland preservation, figs, pomegranates, peaches
Sullins, Jim Tulare County
  Farm Advisor, Emeritus Livestock, Range and Natural Resources, Public Policy, Community Development
Varea Hammond, Sonya Monterey County
  County Director (Emeritus, Retired) Public Policy - Biotechnology Education and Land Use
(info only) Yee, Lawrence Ventura County
  Emeritus Youth development, organizational development; Hansen Trust
CE Specialist
Butsic, Van Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM)
  Assistant Specialist in Coop Ext. Land Use Science
Cutter, W. Environmental Sciences
  Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics and Assistant CE Water Resources Management Specialist Public economics, environmental economics, applied econometrics, and undergraduate microeconomics
Kelly, Maggi ESPM - Ecosystem Sciences
  Director, Statewide IGIS Program, Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist GIS, remote sensing, landscape ecology, wetlands, deforestation
McCreary, Douglas
  Natural Resource Specialist Emeritus Oak regeneration, woodland management; and agroforestry
Merenlender, Adina Hopland Research & Extension Center
  Cooperative Extension Specialist; Adjunct Professor conservation biology, land use planning, watershed science, habitat connectivity
Nakamura, Gary Center for Forestry (UCB)
  Area Forestry Specialist;retired Conifer forest management, silviculture, environmental education for teachers, biomass harvesting, eucalyptus production, power plant ash, bioregional councils, community-based forestry
Scott, Thomas Earth Sciences
  Natural Resources   Wildlife Specialist Conservation of wildlife, wildlife/urban interface. Response of wildlife to human disturbances
(info only) Sokolow, Alvin Human & Community Development
  CE Specialist   Emeritus Public policy -- community governance, farmland and land use policy, public finance, political leadership
M. Wheeler, Stephen
  Assistant Professor
Pincetl, stephanie
  researcher environmental policy and politics, land use
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Membership Totals
Number of Members25
ANR Members22
Info Only2
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