Cooperative Extension

Professor Garbelotto talks to a crowd in front of an oak tree.

CE Forest Pathology Specialist, Matteo Garbelotto, discussing tree failure from Sudden Oak Death in Marin County, CA

As part of a land-grant institution, ESPM is dedicated to extending science that will help improve environmental, social and economic conditions for the people of California.

The work done by the specialists in ESPM is integral to the success of the department and the mission of the College of Natural Resources.

By conducting and publishing applied research, writing and disseminating educational materials, developing new interactive web-based technologies, and participating in stakeholder and agency working groups and committees, cooperative extension specialists provide the people of California with “tools to both protect the Earth’s natural resources and ensure economic and ecological sustainability for future generations (CNR mission statement).”

The current strengths of the specialists in ESPM are conservation biology, landscape ecology, wildlife management, urban and agricultural pest management, forestry and forest pathology, fire ecology, and food security.

Our CE specialists are listed on this page.