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Service & Outreach/Extension


Kris Irwin
Michael Mengak


A core mission of the University is to transfer knowledge to landowners, stakeholders, and citizens so they can improve their lives. Information transfer aids these groups to improve the management of their property and natural resource base. Improvement can derive from enhanced economic returns due to the application of improved management techniques or better decision-making tools. Solutions to common land management dilemmas are the focus of our service and outreach program. Faculty and students work with conservation educators, natural resource professionals, and other groups to identify and solve problems. This could include approaches such as designing new research projects or combining existing knowledge in innovative ways to reach a solution to a management problem. Advanced degrees in this area can lead to careers in government, industry, colleges and universities, schools, non-government organizations, and citizen learning centers.