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Title: Natural Resources and the Environment Core Competency Area


1
Natural Resources and the Environment Core
Competency Area
  • Outcomes and Indicators

2
Water Team
  • Three to five strong outcomes
  • CSU Extension staff will have improved knowledge,
    training, and resources to educate constituents
    on the following small acreage water issues well
    water systems, septic systems, irrigation
    systems/management, water conservation, home
    water quality, irrigation water quality for
    landscapes and crop plants, water treatment,
    rainwater harvesting, and greywater reuse.
  • Irrigated agricultural producers, municipalities
    and State Water Agencies will learn about limited
    irrigation practices and principles. Discussion
    of potential impacts and utilization among
    different stakeholders will improve knowledge and
    resources for the program.
  • CSU Extension staff will conduct initial
    investigations regarding strategies to restore
    previously irrigated farmland and engage other
    CSU faculty and outside partners for resources,
    ideas and collaboration.

3
Water Team
  • Three to five strong indicators
  • Gain in knowledge of issues relating to small
    acreage water issues.
  • Implementation of restoration practices for
    previously irrigated farmland.
  • Adoption of restoration practices by government
    agencies converting irrigated land to dryland for
    water transfers.
  • Gain in knowledge of limited irrigation practices
    and impacts on water management and availability.

4
Water Team
  • How your group plans to prioritize efforts and
    programming to meet these outcomes and
    indicators?
  • Prioritization of efforts will be based on
    stakeholder responses to surveys on critical
    water issues and needs for education.
  • Currently, water team members are focused on
    areas/issues that have grant funding.

5
Water Team
  • What are the barriers to meeting these outcomes?
  • Funding Much of the teams extension activities
    require funding for extensive travel and field
    demonstrations.  Many extension activities are
    highly dependent on external competitive grants.
  • Manpower Most of the water team members are
    specialists and have limited time for direct
    contact with producers/stakeholders.  We need
    more participation from agents.

6
Pest Management Team
  • Three to five strong outcomes
  • More accurate pest diagnosis
  • Improved pest literacy
  • Enhanced pest management strategies

7
Pest Management Team
  • Three to five strong indicators
  • Knowledge gained from this program about pests
    has helped stakeholders know how to correctly
    identify the pest or know where to send samples
    for correct identification
  • Knowledge gained from this program has helped
    stakeholders understand the life cycle and
    biology of the pest
  • Knowledge gained from this program has helped
    stakeholders design and select appropriate,
    timely and economical pest management strategies

8
Pest Management Team
  • How your group plans to prioritize efforts and
    programming to meet these outcomes and
    indicators?
  • Incorporate input and discussion from the 2009
    Salida Retreat fewer objectives in accordance
    with declining resources and personnel
  • Incorporate suggestions from the 2009 Work Team
    Contribution Report fewer objectives in
    accordance with declining resources and personnel
  • Focus objectives and priorities in the 2010 POW
    that will be submitted by July 1

9
Pest Management Team
  • What are the barriers to meeting these outcomes?
  • Continued loss and non-replacement of extension
    and research operating resources on and off
    campus
  • Continued loss and non-replacement of pest
    management personnel (agents, specialists, staff)
    on and off campus
  • Lack of support from administration (county,
    regional, state, campus) for our prioritized
    reduction in Work Team (and individual extension
    program) objectives and responses to stakeholder
    demands

10
Small Acreage Management Team
  • Three to five strong outcomes
  • Weed-free pastures (significantly reduced weeds,
    especially noxious and listed weeds)
  • Efficient irrigation water use that does not
    pollute
  • Optimal or improved grazing management for all
    species
  • Increase in wildlife habitat
  • Knowledge of BMPs for natural resources
    balanced use and long-term benefit

11
Small Acreage Management Team
  • Three to five strong indicators
  • Weed ID, acres treated, renovated, properly
    fertilized and irrigated, and properly fertilized
  • Acres managed for optimal soil water content or
    changed to improved application systems
  • Decrease in bare ground and increase in forage
    production
  • Amount of native or other wildlife preferred
    species
  • Balance of resource inputs and outputs
    (recreation, animal units, clean water, optimal
    ground cover)

12
Small Acreage Management Team
  • How your group plans to prioritize efforts and
    programming to meet these outcomes and
    indicators?
  • Review contact and question history for land
    owners
  • Survey formal and informal advisers and
    landowners
  • Include new indicators in planning documents

13
Small Acreage Management Team
  • What are the barriers to meeting these outcomes?
  • Trainers doing one shot programs that fail to
    collect data needed to show higher level impacts
  • Cost of management and improvement in dollars and
    time
  • Unrealistic expectations of production and
    limited resilience of the land
  • Lack of understanding or the resources and their
    interrelationship
  • Lack or keeping records

14
Environmental Horticulture Team
  • Three to five strong outcomes
  • Increased or expanded use of native and adapted
    non-native plants in CO landscapes
  • Increased adoption of sustainable landscape
    management principles, including appropriate
    design and sensible use of plant nutrients and
    pesticides
  • Use of appropriate landscape irrigation methods,
    reflecting attention to design, maintenance and
    management of irrigation systems
  • Expand understanding and establishment of edible
    landscapes (vegetable gardens, fruit trees),
    home-scale food production and local food
    awareness (CSAs, Farmers Markets, community
    gardens, school gardens)

15
Environmental Horticulture Team
  • Three to five strong indicators
  • Increased use of Plant Select cultivars and other
    recommended/adapted plants in CO landscapes
  • Reduced use of potentially invasive species for
    ornamental use in landscapes
  • Stakeholders report increased understanding of
    appropriate use of water, nutrients and
    pesticides on lawns and other parts of the
    landscape (less water, irrigation system repair,
    use of lower impact pesticides, more appropriate
    timing of pesticide use, and use of cultural
    practices to reduce reliance on pesticides to
    cure plant problems)
  • Increased numbers of community and school
    gardens, CSAs, Farmers Market participation and
    attendance

16
Environmental Horticulture Team
  • How your group plans to prioritize efforts and
    programming to meet these outcomes and
    indicators?
  • Use suggestions from the 2009 Work Team
    Contribution Report and Team meetings to sharpen
    the focus of objectives and priorities in the
    2010 POW
  • Continue surveys of stakeholder participants in
    the Lawncheck program, which has demonstrated
    success in changing lawn management behaviors
  • Use the newly developed LISA (Lawn Irrigation
    Self Audit) program to assist homeowners in
    evaluating their home irrigation systems (a
    Venture Capital-funded project)
  • Currently developing an agenda for spring meeting
    to improve WT member understanding of community
    gardens, schools gardens, hydroponic horticulture
    and other small-scale food production systems
  • Continue to work regionally, which we in
    Environmental Horticulture were doing before
    regionalization was ever proposed
  • Develop and share more effective ways of
    evaluating program effectiveness

17
Environmental Horticulture Team
  • What are the barriers to meeting these outcomes?
  • Loss of extension operating resources (dollars
    and personnel), both on and off campus
  • Forced regionalization (where it may not make
    sense) doesnt necessarily reduce workloads for
    agents (the opposite may actually occur)
  • County-level expectations (of agent duties, what
    regionalization means) not always in agreement
    with Extensions expectations and understanding
    of the same
  • Expectations of doing more with the same (or
    less) resources individual burnout and morale
    issues are a reality (it can happen, even when we
    really love our work - and we DO!)
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