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FY 2005-2009 RREA Strategic Plan

Extension natural resource professionals from across the country have collaborated to produce a 5-year strategic plan for the Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) Program, Sustaining the Nation’s Forest and Rangeland Resources for Future Generations.

Congress enacted the Renewable Resources Extension Act in 1978. The legislative mandate for RREA is: “to provide for an expanded and comprehensive extension program for forest and rangeland renewable resources.”

The RREA strategic plan was prepared in response to requests from the NIFA administrator and the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) Forestry and Natural Resources Task Force. Administrators, program leaders, and extension educators from 54 institutions representing 48 states and territories were involved in a year-long effort to identify strategic issues and Cooperative Extension System responses to address those issues through educational programs.

Priority issues are:

  • Diverse Audiences;
  • Economic Opportunities for Individuals and Communities;
  • Forest Stewardship and Health;
  • Invasive Species;
  • Land Conversion, Fragmentation, and Parcelization;
  • Public Policy;
  • Rangeland Stewardship and Health;
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Resources;
  • Program Administration and Leadership.

Renewable Resources Extension Act Directory  

For more information about the RREA, contact Eric Norland.


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