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UCANR Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Livestock, Forestry and Natural Resources CE Positions By July 21, 2014

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources created a call in January of 2014 for new UCCE Advisor and Specialist positions. The goal for filling these positions is to strengthen and rebuild the UC ANR network to meet programmatic gaps and emerging issues facing California identified in the Strategic Vision (see: ANR Strategic Vision 2025 full report or ANR Strategic Vision 2025 Executive Summary) and further refined in each of the 5 Strategic Initiatives entitled: Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases, Healthy Families and Communities, Sustainable Food Systems, Sustainable Natural Ecosystems and Water Quality, Quantity and Security. All 123 new proposed positions are listed on a public web page at this link.

These proposed positions are presently undergoing internal review until August 18, 2014. The public is invited to comment on these proposed positions until July 21, 2014.

Of the 123 positions proposed, 23 positions could benefit California's livestock, forestry and natural resources based industries. Those same 23 positions would have overlapping impact on both sustainable natural ecosystems, water quality, quantity security and sustainable food systems. I have listed in the table below those 23 positions with their identifying number, title, type of position (Advisor or Specialist) and where those positions would be located. Area Advisors are housed in one county but cover multiple counties. Specialists are statewide and support Advisor research and educational programs. If you click on the ID Number it will take you to the page where you can add comments for that position. There is also a link on that same page that describes the position in more detail.

ID Number

Position Title

Advisor or Specialist

Location, County or Campus

003

Area Livestock & Natural Resources

Advisor

Tuolumne

017

Area Desert Livestock

Advisor

Imperial

020

Area Forest & Natural Resources

Advisor

Ventura

021

Area Forest & Natural Resources

Advisor

Sutter-Yuba

024

Area Livestock & Natural Resources

Advisor

Placer-Nevada

025

Area Livestock & Natural Resources

Advisor

Sutter-Yuba

026

Area Livestock & Natural Resources & Community Development

Advisor

Plumas

027

Area Livestock & Natural Resources

Advisor

Ventura

028

Area Natural Resources – Fire & Restoration

Advisor

San Diego

045

Dairy

Advisor

Sonoma

046

Dairy

Advisor

Humboldt

057

Livestock & Natural Resources

Advisor

Siskiyou

066

Applied Limnology (Lakes & Fresh Water)

Specialist

UCD

067

Aquaculture

Specialist

UCD

070

Beef Cattle Herd Health

Specialist

UCD Vet Med

081

Dairy Cattle Production Health Management

Specialist

Vet Med Teaching & Research Center -Tulare

087

Forest Products and Woody Biomass

Specialist

UCB

092

Livestock & Rangeland Economist

Specialist

UCD

102

Plant Conservation

Specialist

UCR

107

Rangeland Management

Specialist

UCD

108

Rangeland Policy & Planning

Specialist

UCB

109

Rangeland Ruminant Nutritional Ecology

Specialist

SFREC

Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center

115

Sheep & Goat Heard Health & Production

Specialist

UCD Vet Med

 

It is very possible that not all of these positions will survive the screening process. That's why it's important to have stakeholder input and I urge you to take the time to review at least each of these and comment. Please also comment on any of the other positions shown on the full list as well.

It's also important to know that the comment process is not a voting one. Rather it is a supportive process from stakeholders who are visionary and statewide-thinking about the issues facing California's livestock and natural resources owners, managers and stewards. Some of these positions, especially the Advisors and a few of the Specialists, have had very successful people filling those slots. The public comments should not focus on replacing one of these great people but local, regional and statewide need for the position to work to solve current and future problems.

As the statewide leader for the Sustainable Natural Ecosystems Initiative, I would also like to hear from my blog readers how you might rank the positions in the above table outside of the comments you provide on the public page links I've provided in the table. To do so just either comment on this blog article, message me via LinkedIn or Facebook or drop me an email at jmharper@ucanr.edu. Please put SNESI positions in the subject so I can search and sort. I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 2:43 PM
 
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