The Southern California Consortium is an environmental education, outreach and recruitment, kindergarten through employment program. The focus is to educate underserved urban communities on the importance of natural resources. Currently the program has established relationships in Hispanic and African-American communities in urban areas, with Native-American and Asian programs being established in the near future.
The Urban and Community Forestry Program provides technical, financial, educational, and research services to states, cities, and nonprofit groups so they can plant, protect, maintain, and utilize wood from community trees and forests to maximize environmental, social and economic benefits.
The UC California Naturalist Program is designed to introduce Californians to the wonders of our unique ecology and engage the public in study and stewardship of California’s natural communities. The California Naturalist program uses a science curriculum, hands-on learning, problem-solving, and community service to instill a deep appreciation for the natural communities of the state and to inspire individuals to become stewards of their local resources.
The Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) is a web-based, national resource that connects land managers and decisionmakers with useable science to address climate change in planning and application. The climate changes happening now and those expected before the end of the 21st century have serious implications for ecosystems and the benefits they provide.