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Sustainable Natural Ecosystems

Initiative Themes

The Sustainable Natural Ecosystems initiative works to preserve forests, rangelands, and wetlands. SNESI research and extension efforts aim to identify and prioritize issues and solutions affecting these regions. The initiative works in the key areas of:

  • Healthy rangelands, forests and working landscapes

  • Fighting Fire – Resilient forests and fire-safe urban areas

  • Protecting where we live. Healthy landscapes and urban forests

  • Enhancing our water supply


Public Value: The SNE SI helps California and Californians by building our state economy, helping protect our natural resources, and by building capacity of our people and communities.

Our Strategic Initiatives help unify, communicate and advocate for the work we do.


Grand Challenges

The SNE SI panel support this work by bringing a broad spectrum of expertise and practice and helps identify key emerging issues including:

  • Fire

  • Land use policy

  • Protecting water supplies - quality and quantity

  • Climate change

  • (Biodiversity)



See UC Delivers for examples of impact in HFC.

UC ANR members can share the impact of their work - it's easy. Click here to find out how.


See funding opportunities listed with UC ANR Contracts & Grants

See Opportunity & Matching grants (small grants to help with urgent time-sensitive needs)







SNE-related Blogs
  • Roof rat on a kitchen sink. (Credit: N Quinn)
    Rats and Mice: How to Manage Using Snap Traps

    Trapping is the safest and most effective method for controlling rats and mice in and around homes, garages, and other structures. Rodents that live...

  • Foliage damaged by leaf curl. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
    Top Ten Pest Notes of 2019

    At some point, all of us encounter a pest in our home, garden, or landscape. But you're not alone! UC IPM publishes Pest Notes – a series of...

  • Female German cockroach with ootheca. (Credit: DH Choe)
    Cockroaches! Updated Pest Notes

    Cockroaches, or roaches, are probably some of the least welcome insects people encounter in their homes, kitchens, offices, restaurants, or...