Vital Forests and the Woodland Advisor Program Eli Sagor Regional Extension Educator [email_address] (612) 624-6948 Extens...
Public value <ul><li>Healthy, vibrant ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation and culture </li></ul><ul><li>Economy: $7 bi...
Woodland Advisor <ul><li>A master volunteer program offering learning and leadership opportunities around forest ecology, ...
Woodland Advisor <ul><li>45 hours of training </li></ul><ul><li>annual conference </li></ul><ul><li>volunteer projects </l...
Woodland Advisor <ul><li>Master Volunteer program </li></ul><ul><li>45 hours on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forest ecology </li...
REE locations
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REE locations
LEE REE Campus specialist
Extension’s unique role <ul><li>Research-based content: curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized and local </li></ul>
Partner roles <ul><li>Local private woodland councils </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota Forestry Association </li></ul><ul><li>M...
 
Financial self-sufficiency <ul><li>Direct delivery expenses are fully paid through fees and contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Wo...
Program impacts <ul><li>More education and information for landowners </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen engagement </li></ul><ul><...
Question : <ul><li>We’re trying to reach a huge and dispersed audience.  Relationships and quality of instruction are para...
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  1. 1. Vital Forests and the Woodland Advisor Program Eli Sagor Regional Extension Educator [email_address] (612) 624-6948 Extension Citizens’ Advisory Committee
  2. 2. Public value <ul><li>Healthy, vibrant ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation and culture </li></ul><ul><li>Economy: $7 billion from wood products </li></ul>
  3. 3. Woodland Advisor <ul><li>A master volunteer program offering learning and leadership opportunities around forest ecology, forest products, and agroforestry issues to the citizens of Minnesota. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Woodland Advisor <ul><li>45 hours of training </li></ul><ul><li>annual conference </li></ul><ul><li>volunteer projects </li></ul>
  5. 5. Woodland Advisor <ul><li>Master Volunteer program </li></ul><ul><li>45 hours on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forest ecology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wood products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agroforestry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Woodland management </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. REE locations
  7. 7. 2001
  8. 8. 2002
  9. 9. 2003
  10. 10. 2004
  11. 11. REE locations
  12. 12. LEE REE Campus specialist
  13. 13. Extension’s unique role <ul><li>Research-based content: curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized and local </li></ul>
  14. 14. Partner roles <ul><li>Local private woodland councils </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota Forestry Association </li></ul><ul><li>MN DNR </li></ul>
  15. 16. Financial self-sufficiency <ul><li>Direct delivery expenses are fully paid through fees and contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Working toward partial salary offset </li></ul>
  16. 17. Program impacts <ul><li>More education and information for landowners </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen engagement </li></ul><ul><li>More productive, healthy forest land base </li></ul>
  17. 18. Question : <ul><li>We’re trying to reach a huge and dispersed audience. Relationships and quality of instruction are paramount. How can we grow without sacrificing quality? </li></ul>

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