Meeting Authorization

Meeting Information

  • Project No. and Title: WCC1003 - Coordination of Western Regional Extension Forestry Activities
  • Dates: 12/03/2021 to 12/03/2021
  • Contacts: [Christopher Jones]

This authorizes the annual meeting: .
The meeting will be held on 12/03/2021 at Zoom Mtg. :

Admin Advisor: Holly Ober (

Additional Info

Dear fellow Western Extension forestry educators:<br /> <br /> Along with chair-elect Doug Cram, I invite you to the: <br /> <br /> WCC-1003 Western Regional Extension Forestry Annual Coordinating Meeting<br /> Friday December 3, 2021<br /> 8:30am PT, 9:30am MT, 10;30am CT and 11:30am ET. <br /> (See agenda below.)<br /> <br /> Due to ongoing Covid-19 disruptions, we will hold our meeting virtually via Zoom. <br /> Please register here: <br /> <br /> Our meeting helps to ground us in what we do best and to help partner members recognize the unique role that Extension represents and executes in facilitating forest science information and technology transfer needs. <br /> WCC-1003 is the only multi-state extension forestry committee formally chartered by the Ag Experiment Station Directors, under the authority of the Hatch Act.<br /> <br /> The purpose of the WCC is to identify present and emerging forest resource management “issues” of regional and even national significance, and to examine participants’ interest and capacity for addressing problems using a multi-state approach. <br /> By our association, we seek to coordinate the sharing of information amongst peers to help Western Extension faculty members address challenges and develop opportunities. <br /> Our focus is on programs and products that are relevant to local forestry needs and share common ground across the West.<br /> <br /> Our featured presentation by Dr Sumi Hoshiko, Research Scientist, California Department of Public Health.<br /> She will be discussing her research on Wildfire Smoke Effects from a public health view. <br /> <br /> I look forward to having you join us this year!<br /> <br /> Sincerely, <br /> Christopher Jones<br /> Chair, WCC-1003<br /> <br /> <br /> Agenda<br /> <br /> WCC-1003<br /> Western Regional Extension Forestry Annual Coordinating Meeting <br /> and Executive Board Meeting<br /> <br /> Zoom Registration Link: <br /> <br /> <br /> December 3, 2021<br /> 8:30am PT, 9:30am MT, 10:30am CT and 11:30am ET<br /> <br /> Friday December 3<br /> <br /> 8:30am: Western Regional Extension Forestry Annual Coordinating Meeting<br /> Welcome and Introductions: Chris Jones<br /> Round Robin: Member Updates<br /> Convergent and Emerging Issues Discussion<br /> WCC Meeting in 2022<br /> <br /> 10:30am: Featured Presentation: Wildfire Smoke Effects Research <br /> Sumi Hoshiko, Research Scientist, California Department of Public Health<br /> <br /> 11:30am: End Coordinating Meeting<br /> <br /> 12:30pm: WCC-1003 Executive Board Meeting (board members only)<br /> <br /> Any WCC participant who may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact Chris Jones to discuss your specific needs: <br /> <br /> WCC partner participants are identified by USDA NIFA as: USDA Forest Service - State and Private Forestry; Council of Western State Foresters; USDA Forest Service Western Regional Foresters; Western Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Program Leaders; National Association of University Forest Resources Programs (NAUFRP); USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture; USDA Forest Service Research; Western Forestry Leadership Coalition; Western Governors Association; National Woodland Owners Association and state affiliate organizations; Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP); Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). <br /> <br /> WCC-1003 Objectives:<br /> 1. Strengthen regional partnerships around contemporary forestry issues.<br /> 2. Identify existing successful state forestry Extension programs and leverage their effectiveness through shared information and resources.<br /> 3. Coordinate regional responses to funding opportunities and collaborative responses to emerging issues, including a) seek extramural resources; and b) identify opportunities for multistate collaboration and integrated activities.<br /> 4. Coordinate hazardous fuels reduction and other fire-related education strategies.<br /> 5. Seek opportunities for shared scholarship.<br /> 6. Develop and manage appropriate regional forestry programs and publications.<br /> WCC-1003 Expected Outcomes and Impacts:<br /> • Enhanced regional and sub-regional opportunities for increased integration. <br /> • Greater regional awareness of common issues and trends. <br /> • Development of innovations in program design and implementation.<br /> • Deeper penetration into common clientele groups and new audiences.<br /> • Increase effectiveness of relevant natural resource disciplines into program design and delivery.<br /> • Improved effectiveness and accountability of existing programs.<br /> <br /> <br /> Christopher Jones, Extension Agent<br /> Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs<br /> <br /> University of Arizona <br /> Gila County Cooperative Extension<br /> 5515 S Apache Avenue, Suite 600<br /> Globe, AZ 85501<br /> U.S.A.<br /> <br /> Phone: (928) 402-8586<br /> Email:<br /> <br /> Please visit my Garden and Country webpage! <br /> <br /> <br /> Unless we practice conservation, those who come after us will have to pay the price of misery, degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day. – Gifford Pinchot, 1910
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