Summer 2017
In this issue
2018 Conference Call for Abstracts Now Open
2020 Conference Request for Proposals
JCEP Award for Creative Excellence...ANREP Winner
Note From the Treasurer
Results From Sustainability Needs Assessment
Climate Choices: A Deliberative Forum
News From the Southern Region Extension Forestry Group
Healthy Wisconsin Lakes Kids' Book
Western Coordinating Committee Meeting Update
Wild Edibles
Minnesota Stormwater Report Available
Fall SREF Webinars Set
New Hire in Minnesota Extension Forestry
The Woods In Your Backyard Online Course Open
Southeast Wildland Fire Resources
eLearn Urban Forestry Course Available
Woodland Owner Succession Planning
RREA Strategic Planning Committee Needs Your Help
President's Corner ________________

As your ANREP president, I have the pleasure of serving on the executive board of the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP). Along with the presidents (elect, past and present) of our six other sister associations, we seek "to elevate the awareness of Extension's national reputation as an organization of excellence, synergistically leverage the efforts of the member associations, foster leadership and collaboration, provide professional development and scholarship opportunities, and advocate for the Extension profession." Among other duties, we promote JCEP at each others' annual professional association meetings. 
In July, Carrie Stark of University of Nevada-Reno, president of the National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development Professionals, and I attended the National Association of County Agriculture Agents Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. We spent most of the time sitting at a table in the Vendor/Trade Show Hall, talking about JCEP with colleagues that would stop by the table. (I also handed out quite a few ANREP flyers about our Biloxi conference!) 
But what I really want to highlight is the fabulous pre-conference natural resources study tour I went on! Libbie Johnson, University of Florida IFAS Escambia County Extension Agriculture & Aquaculture Extension Agent II, Kevin Heaton, Utah State University Garfield County Extension Director, Agriculture /4-H Youth Programs Agent, and their team designed and delivered an outstanding tour of Southern Utah. 24 participants from across the country gathered at Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas Thursday night for a bright and early departure to Cedar City to meet up with the Utah team. At 114° and the types of street performers they have on Fremont Street these days, let's say we were all happy to get out and let what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas!
After learning about desert tortoise conservation, we proceeded to Zion National Park.  At Zion we learned about their efforts to control invasive species and restore native vegetation, including preserving and regenerating a historic cottonwood grove. We got to see the amazing canyon walls and go through the very long tunnel (don't miss the tunnel if you ever go to Zion!). Next, we traveled to the little town of Alton to see and learn about coal mining, and the USU research project to reclaim and restore at-risk Greater Sage Grouse habitat after mining operations. Apparently, GPS collars prove the grouse are hanging in there! Before the day was over we drove the top of Brian Head Peak at 11,300 feet, through the active 71,000-acre Brian Head Fire and a magnificent hail and thunderstorm. What a contrast from Fremont Street!
Bryce Canyon Navajo Loop Overlook
The next day, we headed to Bryce Canyon National Park, where we hiked the Navajo Loop and marvel at splendid rock formations again; completely different from Zion and just as awe-inspiring. From there Iron County Extension Agent Chad Reid showed us dinosaur tracks and interpreted the fascinating petroglyphs at Parowan Gap. Again, another humbling experience learning about the great intelligence of the ancient Fremont people, dating from 450 years CE (over 1,500 years ago).
After this, we had a long haul up the I-15 to Salt Lake City, but what a great experience. Finally, I want to thank Kevin and Chad and their families and friends for their hospitality - all our meals were home-cooked, often with Dutch ovens, and served out-of-doors at beautiful town parks. What a treat!
To bring this to a close, I hope you agree that it is time and money well spent participating in professional study tours are as a way to experience this country of ours, and to network and develop relationships with colleagues. I got a chance to reconnect and meet new colleagues in a meaningful way because we got to spend so much time together. Likewise, my roommate, Ray Bodrey, University of Florida IFAS Port St. Joe County Extension Director and Agent, and I are good friends now!
Hanging out in the Great Salt Lake with Ray Bodrey
So here's my pitch: make it a point to come on the ANREP pre-conference study tour April 27-29 to experience the Mississippi Delta with me and the MSU ANREP-ers. I will be there and would look forward to having your company!
Be it at work or on the home front, I wish you all the best!

ANREP President, 2017

University of Arizona Extension - Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent
ANREP Updates ___________________

We look forward to seeing you all in Biloxi, Mississippi for the 11th Biennial ANREP Conference. The meeting will be held at the Golden Nugget Casino on the beach of the Gulf Coast. The conference will focus on innovative Extension educational programs in natural resources sustainability and stewardship, particularly after natural or man-made disasters.

The conference will include a diverse set of presentations, posters, roundtable discussions, workshops, and tours.  A wide variety of natural resource disciplines, including wildlife, forestry, range management, water quality, fisheries, youth education, community development, resource economics and public policy shall be addressed.
The ANREP Conference provides an inclusive atmosphere to interact with colleagues working in natural resource Extension areas throughout the country. It offers excellent professional development opportunities, and a chance to showcase innovative Extension programs. You will also have a chance to experience the wide array of natural resources found in southern Mississippi and the Gulf Coast.
Call for Abstracts: General sessions will highlight Extension's role in sustaining and promoting natural resource stewardship. Accepted abstracts may also focus on broader, natural resource-based issues and opportunities for Extension at local, state and national levels.
Abstract Review : A panel will review each abstract and selections will be made on one or more of the following criteria:
1.  Quality of Extension educational program;
2.  Role of program in addressing sustainable natural resources;
3.  Evidence of research-based programming, evaluation plan and/or documented impacts;
4.  Innovative use of technology or other tools/methods.

To submit abstract or get more information on selection criteria and important dates, click button below or visit:

2020 Biennial Conference Request for Proposals
The Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) is seeking proposals from Extension units that would like to host the 12th National Extension Natural Resources Conference to be held in the year 2020. Proposals should be returned to the ANREP President, Chris Jones, no later than Friday, December 8, 2017. Proposals will be accepted from Extension faculty at Land Grant Universities in any state, but we are especially interested in proposals from the North Central Region
[1] or Western Region[2] . Extension faculty in two or more adjoining states may co-host this event but there will be only one host state (the state in which the conference occurs) recognized by ANREP.  We recognize that serving as a Host State for an ANREP Conference is a major undertaking, but it is also an opportunity to showcase the quality of your staff and the natural resources and special features of your state. The "Guidelines for ANREP Conferences" section of the ANREP Policies and Procedures Manual (pages 19-21 ) contains up-to-date information on this conference.

A more complete version of the request for proposals can be found on the ANREP website. 

[1] Includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
[2] Includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
ANREP Winner: Joint Council of Extension Professionals Award for Creative Excellence
Often, the most creative and innovative ideas - the ones that advance the science and art of Cooperative Extension - come not from committees, but rather from individuals or small teams who see something at first that the rest of us don't. Through their insight, passion and persistence, their "wild" ideas gain acceptance, enabling all of us to excel. This award recognizes those individuals or small teams and their unique contributions - whether they are early in their Extension careers, mid-career, or late career. For the purposes of this award, innovation is an approach to emerging issues or addressing existing issues in exceptionally creative or novel ways that get results, and that others want to emulate.  Judging is based on the following criteria:
  1. Do the nominee's efforts address emerging issues, or current issues in unique ways?
  2. Are the innovative efforts new, that is, not widely conducted previously in the state or region?
  3. Does the nominee exhibit a pattern of innovative and creative efforts extending beyond a single program or product?
  4. Are the innovative and creative efforts highlighted in the nomination leading to change in individuals and communities?
  5. Are other Extension or outreach professionals adopting the innovative and creative approaches developed by the nominee?

His program of vocational horticulture training for Florida inmates is a prime example of creative excellence. Congratulations Lloyd!

Submitted by:
2017 ANREP Past-President
Area Specialized Agent - Water Quality & Waste Management
NC Cooperative Extension Service
Where Your Dollars Go...A Note From Your Treasurer
The mail just arrived today, and it was filled with a p ackage for ANREP members.To make you aware of where your membership dollars go, I wanted to share this package with you. The Board, for the last several years, has voted to donate $250 to the National 4-H Forestry Invitational. This year, the event was held at West Virginia University Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp. The Arkansas team of Samantha Clanton, Curtis Sellers, Carolyn Morman and Logan Williams took top honors, with teams from Florida and Louisiana taking 2 nd and 3 rd respectively. Overall, teams from 15 states competed, and every ANREP region had representation. Every single one of those teams sent us a thank you note, as seen in the photo. So thank you ANREP members for helping to grow our next generation of ANREP members.
Submitted by:
ANREP Treasurer
Natural Resources Educator
University of Wisconsin-Extension
Results:  National Sustainability Outreach in Extension Needs Assessment

Back in January 2017, Roslynn Brain McCann, representing the National Network for Sustainable Living Education, sent a series of requests to Extension Directors in all 50 states to participate in a National Sustainability Outreach in Extension Needs Assessment. 1,395 Extension educators participated nationwide - thank you!
Nationally, the top 5 emerging sustainability issues listed by Extension educators were: 
  1. Water quality
  2. Climate change impacts
  3. Environmental education
  4. Economic development
  5. Nutrition/health education
A national summary is now available, as well as the complete national results Lastly, all the state summary customized reports are also available.

Submitted by: 
NNSLE Team Members
Submitted Articles ________________
Climate Choices: A Deliberative Forum
A Climate Change conversation with 18 community members was held in May 2017. This discussion and program is based on a model developed by the Kettering Foundation for community deliberation in their National Issues Forum (NIF) program. Participants were asked to come in with an open mind and be prepared to provide feedback. The forums themselves provide an opportunity to discuss issues, and particularly the reasons people prefer various solutions, which is an important step in finding common ground. Brevard County is just one of the communities where this conversation is occurring in Florida.
The climate change conversation was conducted and facilitated by Libby Carnahan, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County; Lara Milligan, Natural Resources Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County; Ramona Madhosingh-Hector, Urban Sustainability Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County; Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County; and Rebecca Zarger, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida.
Rebecca started the discussion by asking the group how climate change is going to affect them personally. Participants were concerned about the rate of change occurring and the possibility of losing Brevard county the way it is today. Population and development have both increased, which increases pressure on local resources. Since the county was affected by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, many people expressed their concern about future flooding and hurricanes. Sea level rise will cause many areas, especially Brevard's barrier islands, to be underwater in the future. This will not only effect the community that is flooded and underwater but other areas of the county. There could be decreases in property values, "climate refuges" needing to find places to live, increase in cost of living, and decrease in quality of life. Many participants expressed their concern for the future of the next generation and the cost and economic impact of climate change. There was concern about natural and environmental resources such as the Indian River Lagoon and decreases in water quality, impact on cultural resources and archeological sites, and concerns about various species such as birds and sea turtles.
Libby gave a brief presentation about the impacts of climate change and sea level rise and the current projections. This gave the participants an overall background about the science of climate change and a baseline for the discussion. This was followed by a discussion on the various climate change options. The NIF provides three options for addressing climate change. These are based on the views and concerns of people from across the country.
The three options discussed were to (1) sharply reduce carbon emissions, (2) prepare and protect our communities, and (3) accelerate innovation. Lara, Ramona, and Rebecca each led the discussion for an option. Notes were taken to capture the participants' responses to the examples and tradeoffs and to document the flow of the discussion. At the end of the forum participants were asked to reflect on the discussion and to volunteer (1) something you learned, (2) something that concerns you, and (3) something you're optimistic about. Many people expressed that they enjoyed the enthusiasm from everyone in the group and they were glad they weren't alone in caring about and wanting to do something about climate change in Brevard County.
A few results from post-surveys indicated the following:
  • 62.5% (10 out of 16) are extremely concerned and 31.25% (5 out of 16) are concerned about climate change affecting the region.
  • 56.25% (9 out of 16) strongly agreed and 6.25% (1 out of 16) agreed with the statement, "I am willing to take actions to help solve problems caused by climate change".
Libby leads the reflective discussion at the end of the forum.
Rebecca leads the option two discussion with participants while Libby takes notes.

Submitted by:
Holly Abeels                                      
Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent        
UF/IFAS Extension, Brevard County   
News From the Southern Region Extension Forestry Group

Part 1:
Southern Regional Extension Forestry was recently awarded a grant through the USDA-NIFA Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program to develop a fire-resistant landscaping module for the Master Gardener volunteer education program, as an advanced training option. This project will also include an online Extension Agent training on eXtension. Though the completed module can be utilized nationwide, it will be trialed in southeastern US states affected by recent wildfires. Southeastern-specific plant lists, resources, and contacts will accompany the module. This project will addresses the purpose and priorities outlined in the grant's request-for-proposals, which required potential projects to develop an innovative, education-based approach to addressing emergency preparedness to 
natural and human-caused disasters, including wildfire. The module and Agent training will be completed in late 2018 and will be trialed during 2019 and 2020. For more information or to sign up as a trial county, please contact Holly Campbell.

Part 2:
Ever wonder where your tax dollars go or if they are used to support positive change? Southern Regional Extension Forestry (SREF) recently completed an impact assessment of the USDA Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program. The primary assessment question was, "Do these urban and community forestry grants make a difference?" From the assessment, SREF found that millions of people were reached through these grants and over $13 million in additional fund s were obtained by grant recipients. In all, the assessment revealed that for every federal dollar invested in these grants, there is a $4.92 return on investment! Grants supported research as diverse as the human health and wellness benefits of urban trees and forests, job creation through green infrastructure, youth leadership skills, technology to advance tree risk assessment, urban resilience, trees and stormwater management, and much more. 

In conclusion, this publicly-funded grant program supports research that improves the economic, environmental, and social challenges faced by those who live, work, and recreate in urban areas.   Read the full report here . Extension personnel can benefit from this report by accessing new research and as justification for aboriculture and urban forestry educational programming.

Submitted by:
Southern Region Extension Forestry
Healthy Wisconsin Lakes Focus of New Kids' Book by UW-Extension Author

"If I'd known about this 40 years ago, I would have done things differently on my waterfront lot."
That's a comment University of Wisconsin-Extension's Lynn Markham hears as she travels around the state talking with local government officials, lakes groups and retirees about taking care of Wisconsin's lakes.
"I started to think, how can we reach people earlier in life so they can put information about lakes to work for 80 years instead of 20," says Markham, who works as a shoreland and land use education specialist for the Center for Land Use Education based at UW-Stevens Point.
As the mom of two children ages 7 and 11, Markham has been reading books about lakes with her kids since they were little. "I've found many good kids' book about frogs and fishing, but little to nothing about how to take care of your lake," she says.
Markham says that not only are kids quick to learn-they influence the adults in their lives with what they learn. "Parents, teachers and grandparents who read to kids might also learn about caring for lakes. That's how I came up with the idea to write a kids' book," she says.
Markham's new book-Fish Hotel, available from the UW-Extension Lakes online bookstore-tells the story of two cousins who go snorkeling and find an underwater world where fish depend on trees that are submerged in lakes, or "fish hotels."
By leaving the trees that naturally fall in the water and letting nature run its course, the trees provide the food, shelter and breeding areas for all sorts of creatures from small aquatic insects, to fish, to turtles, ducks and songbirds. Markham cautions people that cutting down trees to create fish hotels requires DNR permits.
Fish Hotel is based on research from the publication A Second Life for Trees in Lakes (also available from the UW-Extension Lakes bookstore). Studies show that when a tree falls in the lake, it may last another 300-600 years and support fish populations in different ways. For example, many species spawn on or under fallen trees. A submerged white pine tree in Wisconsin's Lake Katherine Lake hosted 15 fish species, including black crappies, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, muskellunge, rock bass, bluegill, pumpkinseed, yellow perch and minnows.
"People care about fish," says Markham. "Whether they like to fish or just enjoy watching them, fish are an important part of our lakes and rivers."
The story has a personal element for Markham, too. "We've just started snorkeling together as a family in the past couple of years. It's a blast and such a neat way to see so much more of a lake than what you see above the surface," she ways.
The young girl in the story is modeled after Markham's daughter. "She's always loved watching fish and is enamored with snorkeling to see a whole new world underwater."
What does Markham hope people will take away from her book? "You can help fish and your lake by leaving the trees that fall in the lake."

Submitted by:
Shoreland and Land Use Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Extension

Written by:
Meg Gores
Public Information Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Extension
Western Coordinating Committee Update: Sharing Ideas and Innovative Project in Colorado

The Multistate Research Coordinating Committee and Information Exchange Group, better  known as the "Western Coordinating Committee (WCC 1003)", convened Aug. 8-9 in Fort Collins, CO. The purpose of the WCC is to identify present and emerging forest resource management "issues" of regional or national significance, and to examine participants' interest and capacity for addressing problems as a multi-state approach. This annual meeting is significant, and helps ground Extension Forestry practitioners in the reality of what they do best, and helps cooperating members recognize the unique role that Extension represents and executes in facilitating forest science information and technology transfer needs.
Dr. Tony Cheng, Extension Forestry Specialist at CSU, arranged a fantastic panel and field trip featuring cross-boundary forest health improvement and wildfire hazard management programs at work. This involved private and public land owners/managers, and examined how knowledge exchange, science delivery, and technical assistance has worked in "cohesive wildland fire management strategies" in the Fort Collins vicinity.  Financial and operability realities for executing projects were discussed. Emerging from the meeting include a small-scale slash management options presentation for the next UI/WSU Family Foresters Workshop, a "virtual field day" web-based product for landowners, and a directory of trained forest tax service providers. Keeping with tradition, funding opportunities and synergies were pondered and proposed. Past WCC projects have included landowner awareness and need for information on climate change, and succession planning for family forest owners.
Dr. Tony Cheng, Colorado State University, discusses forest restoration project area at field tour stop #1, the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch near Red Feather Lakes_ CO.
The WCC is a joint committee comprised of Extension forestry institutions, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and the US Forest Service Research Stations (Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Rocky Mountain). Other participants included the
National Association of University Forest Resources Programs (NAUFRP), USFS State and Private Forestry, Council for Western State Foresters/ Western Forestry Leadership Coalition, NW Science Consortium, Southern Rockies Fire Science Network, The Nature Conservancy, Colorado State Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Colorado Tree Farm Program, and the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute (CFRI). 

Submitted by:
Chair of the Western Extension Forestry Coordinating Committee, and 
Extension Forester
Washington State University
ResourceExchange ________________
Wild Edibles: Gathering or Growing in Your Backyard

ANREP members who like to get out in the great outdoors and gather edibles and decoratives from the wild will enjoy the Minnesota Harvester Handbook as a resource for northern climates. Another publication which reviews woody plants that produce edibles that can be grown in urban landscapes may also be of value to Extension Educators from Horticulture to Forestry.

An excellent wild gatherers resource is the Minnesota Harvester Handbook which addresses sustainable natural resource harvest practices and uses.

Homeowners who would like to plant trees and/or shrubs that produce edible fruits and nuts from their backyard have many plant options to choose from. The University of Minnesota Extension has an excellent web site that reviews many possible plants that can produce delicious nutritious foods. Under the "Other Fruits" section click on Gathering and Growing Edible Fruits and Nuts.

Contact: Gary Wyatt, Extension Agroforestry Educator, University of Minnesota Extension
University of Minnesota Stormwater Report

The Univers ity of Minnesota has recently completed and published the report Stormwater Research in Minnesota | Meeting the needs for the next decade.  The report w as prepared by the University of Minnesota as part the larger Stormwater Research Priorities and Pond Maintenance Research Project coordinated by the Water Resources Center. The project spans multiple years and will eventually be combined with new information that will yield a ten-year framework of stormwater research needs and priorities.  Part two of this project includes a comprehensive survey to practitioners and stakeholders across the state, one-on-one interviews, listening sessions and workshops, and further national literature review. ANREP Members John Bilotta and Shahram Missaghi are both involved in part 2.

A quick reference guide of the report findings is also available. The project also maintains a website.

Contact: John Bilotta, Extension Educator - Water Resource Management and Policy, University of Minnesota Extension
Fall Webinar Offerings From Southern Region Extension Forestry

This fall the Southern Regional Extension Forestry - Forest Health and Invasive Species Program will be hosting three webinars, all of which are eligible for various professional CEUs:
Aug. 31:  Chinese privet management in southeastern forests
Oct. 4:  Fall cankerworm biology and management
Nov. 1:  Managing hardwood stands for health and productivity

All webinars can be accessed at from the Southern Region Extension Forestry's forest health webinar page. A nd, while you're there, check out our new forest health homepage , as it recently had a facelift!

Contact: David Coyle, Southern Region Extension Forestry
Follow him on Twitter at @drdavecoyle or find him on Facebook for forest health information and program updates.
New Hire in Minnesota Extension

The University of Minnesota Extension Forestry team is pleased to welcome Johanna Desprez as our new Forest-Wildlife Program Coordinator. Johanna will be working with a number of Educators and Specialists in the Forestry and Master Naturalist programs related to forestry and wildlife habitat. In addition, Johanna will be working on developing a citizen science program for forest landowners and Master Naturalists that determines vegetation impacts from deer across Minnesota's forests.

Submitted by: Matt Russell, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, University of Minnesota
The Woods in Your Backyard Online Course Now Available

The course is based on the guide of the same name, now in its second edition, that was developed by Extension professionals from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and by natural resource professionals in the region. The course expands the guide by including quizzes to review key concepts, links to additional information, and videos that illustrate important concepts, that present best practices, and that introduce property owners who have used methods presented in the guide to help manage and improve habitats on their property. The course is mainly targeted to property owners or managers in the mid-Atlantic, but we've had participants from as far away as upstate New York and central Arkansas join us.

The course costs $85.00 per person, which includes the 108-page "Woods In Your Backyard" guide, workbook, and a tree identification guide. The course is limited to 25 participants, so sign up now! More information and course registration are available. Registration closes September 4.

Contact: Andrew Kling, Agent Associate, University of Maryland Extension
Southeast Wildland Fire Resources

The Southeastern US has a long history with wildland fire, or fire occurring in natural areas. Whether fighting wildfires and using prescribed fire for land management, the Southeast has developed unique ways to deal with its fire challenges. Southern Regional Extension Forestry, with the Cohesive Fire Strategy, developed over 65 success stories documenting innovative ways southeastern communities, fire and natural resource professionals, Extension, and others have managed fire. Gather lessons learned from these stories, by visiting the website. Additionally, this website contains numerous educational resources that Extension can utilize in their wildland fire programming efforts.

Contact: Holly Campbell, Southern Region Extension Forestry
eLearn Urban Forestry Course Available

Are you interested to learn more about aboriculture and urban forestry to supplement your Master Gardener course or better answer tree care questions?  If so, eLearn Urban Forestry may be right for you. eLearn Urban Forestry is a state-of-the-art online, distance-learning program geared specifically toward beginning urban foresters and those allied professionals working in and around urban and urbanizing landscapes, including Extension, natural resource planners, landscape architects, city officials, public works employees, and homeowners. The course if free and can be taken at your own pace. A certificate of completion is provided when all 10 modules are completed. Southern Regional Extension Forestry, in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Texas A&M University, and other partners, developed the online course. 

Contact: Holly Campbell, Southern Region Extension Forestry
IdeaExchange ____________________
Woodland Owner Succession Planning

Anyone doing succession planning outreach for woodland owners? I'm looking for curriculum and program evaluation results to try something here in Wisconsin.  

Contact: Kris Tiles, University of Wisconsin-Extension
NIFA RREA Strategic Planning Committee Needs Photos & Programming Info

RREA strategic planning committee is looking for forestry or rangelands photos and programs. If you have photos of forestry or rangelands, that you are willing to share, please send them to me with the appropriate photo credit. More importantly, we want to highlight INNOVATIVE programming in forestry or rangelands.  If you have a website or an article highlighting your program, please share that with me as well.  

Contact: Kris Tiles, University of Wisconsin-Extension
WordFromEditorA Word From Your Editor__________
I've hit a wall. My creativity is lagging and I've got no words of wisdom or amusing anecdotes to share for this edition. I've been staring at this space for far too long so I'm throwing in the towel and calling the newsletter done. Happy reading!

The next deadline for content submittals is November 1. With luck, the next newsletter will be out around November 15. Submit content at any time. Try to limit article length to 600 words. Photos (with captions/credit) are appreciated but please send them separately. Don't embed them into a document. As always, please contact me if you have questions.
Chad Cook | ANREP Newsletter Editor | University of Wisconsin - Extension