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3rd Natural Resource
Extension Professionals
Conference

Revolutionizing or Evolutionizing 
Extension Programming?


June 2-5, 2002


The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
Naples, Florida


*PDF Print Version of Conference Program and Abstracts
SITE INDEX
*Introduction
*Pre-conference Activities
*Programmatic Themes
*Submission of Revised
    Abstracts
*Tentative Agenda
*Tentative Concurrent Sessions
*Tentative Poster Sessions
*Field Trip Options
*Registration Information
*Door Prize Exchange
*Conference Site & Hotel
*Transportation Information
*ANREP Information
*Conference Sponsors
*Program Committee
*Related Sites of Interest
*Area Information
*For Further Information
Introduction

Conference Theme
The Cooperative Extension Service was established to provide a non-traditional approach of applying research knowledge to help resolve community issues. Extension has developed a strong tradition and an excellent reputation for serving the same clientele base extremely well. However, this tradition is now preventing Extension from effectively addressing many other issues that have emerged during the past century. The theme to be explored during this conference is whether another rapid (revolutionary) or a more gradual (evolutionary) rate of change should occur to make Extension more relevant in today’s communities and the role of natural resource extension programming in this revision. 

Who Should Attend
Natural resource extension professionals and those who work with or would like to partner with these educators in environmental education, fisheries, wildlife, range, forestry, forest products, toxicology, ecotourism, water conservation and quality, sea grant, public policy, nature interpretation, watershed planning, ecological economics, rural development and other related disciplines. The primary audience consists of three groups: 1) Extension personnel at state 1862, 1890 and 1994 Land Grant Institutions (county faculty, county directors, district directors, specialists, department chairs, state program leaders and state directors); 2) National program leaders, and other staff with the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service; 3) Natural resource educators from other governmental agencies and private not-for-profit organizations. 

Conference Purpose
The purpose is to discuss the rate at which Extension is moving toward becoming recognized as a leading organization in natural resource education and to facilitate communication, cooperation and networking among natural resource educators. This interaction will strengthen innovative and contemporary natural resource educational programs by improving needs assessment, development, delivery and impact evaluation skills, thus empowering participants to better address emerging issues important to a diverse clientele. The format of sharing information and experiences will also foster multi-state, multi-institutional and global collaborations. Other important outcomes include building a cohesive, structured, multi-disciplinary support base for Extension natural resource programs in the future, and enhancing the visibility, credibility, and relevance of natural resource programs in the context of Extension’s overall mission.

Conference Structure
The initial plenary session will include invited speakers who will provide an overview of issues affecting the Everglades, a national treasure. The keynote speaker will address the conference theme, Revolutionary or Evolutionary Change in Extension. His comments will be followed by responses from invited panelists.  Seventy-two oral presentations will occur during concurrent sessions. More than 60 poster presentations will be available to view and discuss during two poster sessions. The Wednesday morning ANREP meeting will include updates of Association activities and discussions of efforts that are influencing the future of natural resource Extension programming. Field trips will offer opportunities to experience natural resource management and education in unique southwest Florida ecosystems.

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Pre-Conference Activities

Three activities related to, but not part of the conference have been scheduled for Sunday.  Appointed state representatives will meet to discuss the USDA Natural Resource and Environmental Management (NREM) Program.  The two other activities will offer professional development workshops on topics which were requested by ANREP membership.  These free workshops are open to anyone who is interested. To register for one or both of these workshops, contact the specific workshop organizer listed below. (Attendance is limited in both workshops.) 

Sunday, June 2, 2002
10:00am–4:00pm Natural Resource and Environmental Management (NREM) Meeting of Appointed State Representatives
12:00pm–2:00pm Pre-conference Workshop - Intelligent Consumption (IC)
- In 1928, Aldo Leopold wrote “The long and short of the matter is that forest conservation depends in part on intelligent consumption, as well as intelligent production of lumber.” In 2001, the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letter and the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, published the Report of the Intelligent Consumption Project. On June 2, 2002, you have the opportunity to build on these efforts.
In this workshop participants will
  • receive a short overview of the IC Report and its key findings and recommendations 
  • begin to explore implementation on a national scale 
  • consider the idea of making Intelligent Consumption the first national ANREP project 
- If you enjoy turning concepts into reality, relish “thinking big,” seek multi-disciplinary collaboration, are great at following through, and want to try something that hasn't been done before, well, this is the one you've been waiting for! 
- This free pre-conference workshop is open to all participants, but registration is limited. If you are interested in attending, contact Viviane at your earliest convenience to register and to receive a copy of the IC Report before the conference.
Workshop Organizer Contact Information
Viviane Simon-Brown, Leadership Educator
Oregon State University Forestry Extension
106 Richardson Hall
Corvallis OR 97331, USA
PH: 541-737-3197
Email: viviane.simon-brown@orst.edu
Website: oregonstate.edu/extension/sustainableliving
2:30pm–4:30pm Pre-conference Workshop - Program Evaluation
- The Logic Model of Evaluation-Tracking and Documenting Results That Count - Calvin Brutus, Department of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison & Extension, WI
- In organized activity to which we apply resources, what outcomes might we value? How might we assess values gained in relation to resources expended? Many constituencies are increasingly interested in answering such questions. The Logic Model of Evaluation provides us with an effective means to answer such questions, and more. In the ANREP pre-conference session, "The Logic Model of Evaluation: Tracking and Documenting Program Results That Count," participants will explore this reciprocal mechanism of planning and evaluation. Participants will place aspects of their work, their concerns, and experiences with program assessment into a participatory group process/presentation. The goal is to enable participants to walk away with a workable tool, and a clear picture of how to apply it to professional practice. The session's facilitator, Calvin Brutus, is a community development specialist from the University Wisconsin-Extension. He has conducted educational sessions on evaluation and produced a web-based module on community participatory research and evaluation.
- This free pre-conference workshop is open to all participants, but registration is limited. If you are interested in attending, contact Sarah at your earliest convenience to register.
Workshop Organizer Contact Information
Sarah Traaholt
University of Wisconsin - Extension
29270 Co. Highway G
Ashland, WI 54806, USA
PH: 715-685-2672
Email: sarah.traaholt@ces.uwex.edu
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Programmatic Themes
Natural resource educators (broadly defined) were invited and encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration as oral or poster presentations. Based on the submitted abstracts, oral and poster presentations were grouped into the following programmatic themes.
  • A New "View" of Natural Resources
  • Building Capacity to Address Diverse Natural 
  • Resources Issues
  • Capacity Building for Youth
  • Continuing Education for Professionals
  • Critical Thinking Skills Development for Youth
  • Developing and Sustaining Collaborations
  • Extension at the Wildland/Urban Interface
  • High Tech Teaching 
  • Knowledge: Discovery, Transfer, and Use
  • Landowner Education
  • Leveraging Resources by Training Volunteers
  • Marketing Natural Resource Extension Programs
  • Responsible Land Use Education
  • The Evolving Extension Professional
  • Water Quality Programs with Non-traditional Audiences
  • Watershed Management
  • Youth Involved in Community Service
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Submission of Revised Abstracts

Authors selected to present are encouraged to review their originally submitted abstract for errors and improvement/updating opportunities. This applies only to authors who have been selected to present an oral or poster presentation and wish to modify the originally submitted abstract. New abstracts are not being accepted. 

The selected oral and poster abstracts will be included in the final program provided to all conference registrants and will be posted on the website at the completion of the conference. Authors of the selected poster abstracts will be eligible for an award based on the quality of the abstract and presentation of materials. Poster presenter winners will be announce on the website following the conference and in the summer issue of the ANREP newsletter. Revised abstracts MUST be submitted electronically via this web site by March 22, 2002.

CLICK HERE for preparation of the revised abstract and submission instructions.
 

Selected Oral Presenters: 
Click here to complete the audiovisual form due March 22, 2002.

Selected Poster Presenters: 
Click here to complete the poster form due March 22, 2002.

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Tentative Agenda
Sunday, June 2, 2002
4:00pm-7:00pm Registration Open / Poster room open to set-up displays for Poster Session I
7:00pm-9:00pm Welcome Reception and New ANREP Member Recognition
Monday, June 3, 2002
7:00am-7:45am Morning Refreshments
7:00am-5:00pm Registration Open / Poster room open to set-up displays for Poster Session I
8:00am
Plenary Session and Welcome
- Joe Schaefer, Conference Organizer and District Extension Director-South Florida, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Belle Glade, FL
- Elan Miavitz-Brown, Urban Horticulture Agent, Collier County Extension, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Naples, FL
- Chris Waddill, Dean and Director, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Gainesville, FL
- Mike Kroenke, ANREP President, University of Wisconsin - Extension, Ashland, WI
- Chris Kniep, Joint Council of Extension Professionals (Board of Directors) and President, National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI
8:30am History of South Florida Ecosystems - Stan Bronson (as Henry Flagler), Natural Resource Agent, Palm Beach County Extension, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, West Palm Beach, FL
9:00am Moderator TBA
9:15am
Keynote Speaker: Revolutionizing or Evolutionizing Extension Programming - Mike Martin, Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Gainesville, FL
- Dr. Martin will review the purpose and mission of the Cooperative Extension Service, discuss trends and changes that have occurred during the past century, and provide a vision of how a greater focus on natural resource programming can enhance Extension’s role in resolving important community issues.
10:00am Break
10:15am Moderator TBA
10:20am
Response to Keynote Speaker's Presentation
Response Panel Members:
- Nancy Bull, Associate Director, Cooperative Extension System, University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Storrs, CT
- Patrick Walsh, State Program Leader for Community, Natural Resources and Economic Development, University of Wisconsin - Extension, Madison, WI
- Daniel Fagerlie, Chair - Ferry County Cooperative Extension, Washington State University, Republic, WA
10:45am Audience Interaction with Keynote and Panel
11:15am Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan - Frank Mazzotti, Extension Specialist, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
12:00pm Lunch on Your Own
1:25pm
I. High Tech Teaching - Part I
II. Extension at the Wildland/Urban Interface - Part I
III. Knowledge: Discovery, Transfer, and Use
IV. Marketing Natural Resource Extension Programs
3:00pm Break
3:25pm
I. High Tech Teaching - Part II
II. Extension at the Wildland/Urban Interface - Part II
III. Landowner Education - Part I
IV. Water Quality Programs with Non-traditional Audiences
5:00pm-7:00pm Formal Poster Session I and Reception 
6:00pm-7:00pm Poster Presenters Stationed by Display for Discussion
7:00pm-9:00pm Poster Presenters Remove Presentations

Tuesday, June 4, 2002
6:15am-6:45am Morning Refreshments
7:00am-5:00pm Registration Open / Poster room open to set-up displays for Poster Session II
7:00am-12:30pm Field Trip - Additional Registration Required
1:25pm
I. Youth Involved in Community Service
II. Landowner Education - Part II
III. Building Capacity to Address Diverse Natural Resources Issues
IV. Watershed Management
3:30pm Break
3:55pm
I. Critical Thinking Skills Development for Youth
II. A New "View" of Natural Resources
III. Responsible Land Use Education
IV. Leveraging Resources by Training Volunteers
6:00pm-8:00pm Formal Poster Session II and Reception 
7:00pm-8:00pm Poster Presenters Stationed by Display for Discussion
8:00pm-10:00pm Poster Presenters Remove Presentations

Wednesday, June 5, 2002
7:00am-7:45am Morning Refreshments
7:00am-12:00pm Registration Open
Plenary Session and ANREP Business Meeting
8:00am
President's Report and Discussion
- Mike Kroenke, ANREP President, University of Wisconsin - Extension, Ashland, WI
8:10am
Galaxy Report
- Chuck Gay, ANREP Past President, Utah State University, Logan, UT
8:20am Committee Reports and Discussions
8:35am
Establishing an ANREP State Chapter in Florida 
- Ken Gioeli, FANREP President, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  - http://anrep.ifas.ufl.edu/ 
8:45am Proposal of Community Resource Development/ANREP Partnership
9:05am Acknowledgement of ANREP and NREM Award Winners
9:30am Break
9:55am
I. Capacity Building for Youth
II. The Evolving Extension Professional
III. Developing and Sustaining Collaborations
IV. Continuing Education for Professionals
12:00pm Conference Concludes

Please note that the Tuesday field trip times and locations have been revised. If you have already registered for either the originally offered Sawgrass Marsh (Everglades, Shark Valley) or Costal Mangrove (Ding Darling) field trip and do not wish to participate due to the change of location, please contact us immediately and we will be happy to accommodate your request. Contact Kim Brand, 
Email: KHBrand@mail.ifas.ufl.edu, PHONE: 352-392-5930, FAX: 352-392-4044.

The deadline to cancel your field trip registration is May 10, 2002. No refunds will be honored after May 10, 2002. 

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Tentative Concurrent Sessions
(Presenting authors are in Bold.)

Monday, June 3, 2002 — Concurrent Sessions: 1:25pm–3:00pm

I. High Tech Teaching - Part I

1:25pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

1:30pm Comparing the Effectiveness of Virtual and Traditional Forestry Field Tours - Elissa Easley, Rick Fletcher, Ed Jensen and Mark Rickenbach, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2:00pm Woodland Options Web-based Course for Private Forest Landowners - Dylan Jenkins and Jim Johnson, Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources, Blacksburg, VA; Jim Starr, Virginia Department of Forestry, Charlottesville, VA

2:30pm Satellite Delivery of Water Resources Programs in Pennsylvania - Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe and John Dickison, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

II. Extension at the Wildland/Urban Interface - Part I
1:25pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

1:30pm Understanding the Issues and Challenges Facing Small-scale Nonindustrial Forest Landowners in Washington State - Janean Creighton, David Baumgartner, and Keith Blatner, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

2:00pm Oregon’s Backyard Woodland Program: Educating Landowners in the Rural-Urban Interface - Stephen Fitzgerald, Oregon State University Extension Service, Redmond, OR

2:30pm An Extension Program To Protect Natural Resources at the Urban/Rural Interface - Brian Miller and Bob McCormick, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

III. Knowledge: Discovery, Transfer, and Use
1:25pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

1:30pm Synergy: Geospatial Tools for Natural Resource Management - Barron J. Orr, Stuart. E. Marsh, Barbara S. Hutchinson, and George B. Ruyle, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2:00pm Loggers Making a Difference in Achieving Sustainable Forestry - Jim Finley, Tim Pierson, and Mike Jacobson, Penn State University, University Park, PA; Matt Keefer, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, Harrisburg, PA

2:30pm The Tennessee Forestry Academy: Training Non-Degree Forestry Personnel - Wayne Clatterbuck, The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, Knoxville, TN

IV. Marketing Natural Resource Extension Programs

1:25pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

1:30pm Sleeping with the Enemy: Using Market Research in Extension - Geoff Kaine and Denise Bewsell, University of New England, Armidale, Australia

2:00pm Stakeholder Social Values and Landscape Preferences: Implications for Conserving Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes - Jean Sandall, Geoff Kaine and Ray Cooksey, School of Marketing and Management, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia

2:30pm Building Relationships with Journalists through Fellowships - Martin Moen, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Monday, June 3, 2002 — Concurrent Sessions: 3:25pm–5:00pm

I. High Tech Teaching - Part II

3:25pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

3:30pm Internet-based Forestry Extension - Jonathan High and Michael Jacobson, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

4:00pm Oh Brother Where Art Thou? Distance Education - Panacea or Problem? - Bill Hubbard, Cooperative Extension Service - Southern Region, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; George Kessler, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

4:30pm Land and Water Links: High School Students Host a Local Natural Resource Cable Television Series - Annie Jones and Rose Skora, Kenosha County University of Wisconsin-Extension, Bristol, WI

II. Extension at the Wildland/Urban Interface - Part II
3:25pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

3:30pm Wildland Fire Education Toolkit - Martha Monroe, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

4:00pm Property Rights Education Program Reduces Conflict - Jefferson Edgens, University of Kentucky, Jackson, KY

4:30pm Central Florida Extension Agents Deliver Programs Supporting Sustainable Resource Use - Alice Kersey, Polk County Extension Service, University of Florida, Bartow, FL

III. Landowner Education - Part I
3:25pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

3:30pm Natural Resources in Your Backyard - Mike Reichenbach and Eli Sagor, University of Minnesota, Cloquet, MN; Mike Demchik, University of Minnesota, Staples, MN

4:00pm Underserved Forest Landowner Program: Integrating Research with Extension Programs - Glenn Hughes, Marcus Measells, Thomas Monaghan, and Stephen Grado, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

4:30pm The Treeman - Steve Bowers, Oregon State University/Lane County Extension Service, Eugene, OR

IV. Water Quality Programs with Non-traditional Audiences
3:25pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

3:30pm Providing Basic Water Education to Underserved Clientele - William Thom, Linda Heaton, Kimberly Henken and Jennifer Cocanougher, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

4:00pm Water Quality Monitoring Program for Alaska Natives: Providing Capacity and Skills to Alaska Native Villages - Raymond RaLonde, Marine Advisory Program, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

4:30pm Navajo Watershed Research Project - James Matlock, Diné College, Tsaille, AZ, (Navajo Nation); Barron Orr, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Tuesday, June 4, 2002 — Concurrent Sessions: 1:25pm–3:30pm

I. Youth Involved in Community Service

1:25pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

1:30pm Beyond the Boundaries: Extension Forms Partnerships for Environmental Community Stewardship to Control Purple Loosestrife - Douglas Jensen and Marie Zhuikov, University of Minnesota Sea Grant Extension Program, Duluth, MN; Shari McCorison, University of Minnesota Extension Service, St. Louis County 4-H Program, Duluth, MN

2:00pm Teaching Youth to Investigate Natural Resource Issues - Jerry Culen, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2:30pm The 4-H American Chestnut Project - Charles Lytton, Giles County Cooperative Extension, Pearisburg, VA; Jeff Kirwan, Virginia Tech Department of Forestry, Blacksburg, VA

3:00pm Getting W.E.T. (Water Education and Training) in Ferry County and the Colville Reservation - Daniel Fagerlie and Carolyn Blake, Washington State University/Ferry County Cooperative Extension, Republic, WA

II. Landowner Education - Part II
1:25pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

1:30pm Enhancing Meat Goat Production and Woodlot Management Through Controlled Woodland Browsing in Eastern Hardwood Forests - Peter Smallidge, Dan Brown, Tatiana Stanton, Colleen Parsons, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Jim Finley and Mike Jacobson, Penn State University, State College, PA

2:00pm Facilitating Agroforestry Learning Communities to Advance Forest Farming Practice in the Northeast - Louise Buck, Marianne Krasny and Peter Smallidge, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Michael Jacobson, Penn State University, University Park, PA; Robert Beyfuss, Greene County Extension Association, Cairo, NY; Jim Finley, Penn State University, University Park, PA

2:30pm Marketing Forest Stewardship: Developing a Stronger Educational Message - Michael Jacobson, Jim Finley and Rance Harmon, Penn State School of Forest Resources, University Park, PA

3:00pm Living on the Land: Educating Small Acreage Owners About Resource Management - Susan Donaldson, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Reno, NV

III. Building Capacity to Address Diverse Natural Resources Issues
1:25pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

1:30pm Wisconsin Woodland Leaders Institute-A Leadership Program That Could Be Replicated in Any State - Lowell Klessig, University of Wisconsin - Extension, Stevens Point, WI; Mike Kroenke, University of Wisconsin - Extension, Ashland, WI

2:00pm “State-Sponsored Open Space Protection Programs In The United States”-Inventory and Analysis - Mark Hilliker, Mike Koles, and Tom Wilson, University of Wisconsin - Portage, Winnebago and Waupaca Counties, WI

2:30pm Natural Resource Policy Debates on Public Television as an Extension Tool - the Alaska Resource Issues Forum Television Series Example - Rick Steiner, University of Alaska Marine Advisory Program, Anchorage, AK

3:00pm Conservation Easements: A New Option for Landowners, A Programming Opportunity for Extension - Deborah A. Gaddis, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

IV. Watershed Management
1:25pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

1:30pm Lake Access: Water Quality Information to Help Change Behavior - Barb Liukkonen, Barb Peichel, Cindy Hagley, Minnesota Sea Grant Program, St. Paul, MN

2:00pm Groundwater Education for Local Government Decision Makers - Cindy Hagley, University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program, Duluth, MN; Diane Desotelle, Desotelle Consulting, PLC, Duluth, MN

2:30pm Extension-Based Environmental Management Systems Programming - Elizabeth Ann Bird, Gary Jackson and Mrill Ingram, University of Wisconsin, Madison,WI

3:00pm Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials in Duluth Township, Minnesota - Diane Desotelle, Desotelle Consulting, PLC, Duluth, MN; Gerald Sjerven Natural Resources Research Institute, Duluth, MN; Cindy Hagley, University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program, University of Minnesota Extension Service, Duluth, MN

Tuesday, June 4, 2002 — Concurrent Sessions: 3:55pm–6:00pm

I. Critical Thinking Skills Development for Youth

3:55pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

4:00pm Curriculum Resources for Environmental and Natural Resource Education - Barry Fox, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA

4:30pm Ethics Curriculum for Sportsman Education - Gary Goff and Jody Enck, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

5:00pm Creating Tomorrow’s Skilled Workforce: Arboriculture Training & Internship Program - Nicholas Polanin, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County, Rutgers University, Bridgewater, NJ

5:30pm Integrating GPS Technology into the 4-H Program - Mike Clifford, Nottoway County Cooperative Extension, Nottoway, VA; Jeff Kirwan, Virginia Tech Department of Forestry, Blacksburg, VA

II. A New "View" of Natural Resources
3:55pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

4:00pm Lake Issues Education Through the Arts - Beverly Stencel, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Spooner, WI; Robert Korth, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Stevens Point, WI

4:30pm Engaging the Public in Dialogue: Seeing the Forest: Art about Forests & Forestry - Scott Reed, Viviane Simon-Brown, and Brad Withrow-Robinson, Oregon State University Forestry Extension, Corvallis, OR; Shorna Broussard, Purdue University Forestry Extension, West Lafayette, IN; and Molly Engle, Oregon State University Extension Development, Corvallis, OR

5:00pm What Is Forestry as a Family Issue: Including Homemakers/Elders in the Delivery and Making of Forestry Information - Marcella Szymanski, Gwenda Adkins, and William Thomas, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

5:30pm Personal Responsibility: Engaging Individuals in Sustainable Living - Viviane Simon-Brown, Oregon State University Forestry Extension, Corvallis, OR

III. Responsible Land Use Education
3:55pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

4:00pm Award Winning Natural Resource Extension Program for Responsible Land Development and Use - Phil Davis and Michael Thomas, Victor Institute for Responsible Land Development and Use, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

4:30pm Michigan’s Citizen Planner Program: Enhancing Local Land Use Decisions - Pat Norris, Chris Grobbel, Dean Solomon and Jim Wiesing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

5:00pm “Lay of the Land” - Local Land Use Educational Program - Tom Wilson and Greg Blonde, University of Wisconsin Extension - Waupaca County - Waupaca, WI

5:30pm “The Missing Fires” A Video Designed to Promote Understanding of Prescribed Fire Use - Darren McAvoy, Utah State University Extension’s Forest Landowner Education Program, Logan, UT

IV. Leveraging Resources by Training Volunteers
3:55pm Introduction - Moderator: TBA

4:00pm The Wild Side of Conflict Resolution - William Andelt and Shelley Stanley, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

4:30pm Developing a Volunteer Base for Natural Resources Education and Outreach: The Texas Master Naturalistä Program - Michelle Haggerty, Neal Wilkins, Patricia Morton and Elizabeth Gregory, Texas Master Naturalist Program, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

5:00pm Innovative Plant Education Program Protects Native Ecosystems - Barbara Fahey, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, Golden, CO

5:30pm Volunteer Stream Monitoring: Involving Citizens in Collecting Quality Data - Barbara Liukkonen and Mary Gullickson, University of Minnesota Water Resources Center, St. Paul, MN

Wednesday, June 5, 2002 — Concurrent Sessions: 9:55am–12:00pm

I. Capacity Building for Youth

9:55am Introduction - Moderator: TBA

10:00am CES YES-Building Capacity of Youth and Youth Leaders - Elaine Andrews and Kate Reilly, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Martha Monroe, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

10:30am The Engaged University -- From the Land and Sea, Making a Difference in Rural Alaska - Peter Stortz, Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Palmer, AK

11:00am Putting the Pieces Together in Natural Resource Education - Nancy Mesner, Barbara Middleton, Andrea Fisher, Kristin Gilbert, Olivia Lester, Andrea Sline and Andree Walker, College of Natural Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT

11:30am Adult Volunteerism in Pennsylvania 4-H Natural Resources Programs for Youth - Sanford Smith and James Finley, The Penn State University, University Park, PA

II. The Evolving Extension Professional 
9:55am Introduction - Moderator: TBA

10:00am Forestry: Area Specialty Advanced Training (FASAT) A Research-based, Service Education Program - Coleman Dangerfield Jr., David Moorhead, and Kim Coder, Daniel B. Warnell School of Forest Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

10:30am Lessons Learned from a Short-Term Professional Development Assignment at USDA- Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) - Eric Norland, Ohio State University Extension, Columbus, OH, (Temporary assignment to USDA-CSREES, Washington, DC); Larry Biles, USDA - Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, Washington, DC

11:00am Establishing Professional Standards and Continuing Education Requirements for Environmental Education Providers - Richard Osorio, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

11:30am Policy, Plans and Programs: How NREM Will Change Your Life Forever! - Bruce Wilkins, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Bill Hubbard, Cooperative Extension Service - Southern Region, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

III. Developing and Sustaining Collaborations
9:55am Introduction - Moderator: TBA

10:00am Addressing Community Capacity: The Collaboration Framework - Viviane Simon-Brown, Oregon State University Forestry Extension, Corvallis, OR

10:30am Extension at the Cutting Edge: Conflicts of the Water - Mindy Habecker, Dane County University of Wisconsin-Extension, Madison, WI

11:00am Approaches for Resolving Land Use Issues at the Local Level - Cathy Seyler and Michael Jacobson, Penn State School of Forest Resources, University Park, PA

11:30am The Spatial Dimensions of Minority Forestland Ownership - Rory Fraser and Yong Wang, Alabama A&M University, Normal AL; Jim Gan, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

IV. Continuing Education for Professionals
9:55am Introduction - Moderator: TBA

10:00am Learning on the Job: A Distance-Based, In-Service Education Course for Natural Resource Professionals - Joe Bonnell, Anne Baird, and Gina Zwerling, Ohio State University Extension, Columbus, OH

10:30am Information Needs for Natural Resource Income Opportunities for Agricultural Extension Agents and Professional Foresters in the Mid-Atlantic Region - Jonathan Kays, Maryland Cooperative Extension, Keedysville, MD

11:00am Delivery of Agricultural Water Quality Programs using a Regional Format - Lloyd Walker, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

11:30am Combining History with Ecology to Teach Wildlife Habitat Conservation - Will Sheftall and Stan Rosenthal, University of Florida Extension, Tallahassee, FL; Geoff Brown, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, FL

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Tentative Poster Sessions
(Presenting authors are in Bold.)

Poster Session I - Monday, June 3, 2002, 5:00pm–7:00pm

Leveraging Resources by Training Volunteers

Gardeners to Neighbors - Norman Moll, Ohio State University-Lucas County, Toledo, OH

Gypsy Moth Specialization for Extension Master Gardener Volunteers - Amy Stone, Ohio State University Extension - Lucas County, Toledo, OH; Joe Boggs, Ohio State University Extension - Hamilton County and SW District, 
Cincinnati, OH

Adapting the Master Gardener Concept for Urban/Community Forestry - Michael Kuhns and Jerry Goodspeed, Utah State University Cooperative Extension, Logan, UT; Steve Rasmussen, Nebraska Forest Service, Norfolk, NE; Chris Carlson and Scott Josiah, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, Norfolk and Lincoln, NE

Watershed Signage Program - Jennifer GardnerandConstance Alexander, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atlanta, GA

The Florida Master Naturalist Program - A New Model for Environmental Education - Martin Main, University of Florida, Immokalee, FL

Volunteers Teach Youth about Local Natural Resource Concerns - Natalie Carroll, Purdue University, 
West Lafayette, IN

Capacity Building for Youth
New 4-H Wildlife Manuals - Natalie Carroll, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Water Wizard Van - A Traveling Water Resources Education Program - Barry Fox, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA

Demonstrating Stream Processes - Duane Friend, University of Illinois Extension, Springfield, IL

South Carolina’s Natural Resource Career Camp: Enhancing the Appreciation of Forestry and Wood Products Industry by the Minority Youth - James Hill, Robin Glenn, and Suresh Londhe, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC; Michelle Alford, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, SC

Florida's Environmental Education Institute - Martha Monroe, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Michigan’s Experience with the National 4-H Sportfishing Program and Its Effectiveness as a Volunteer Training Model in Natural Resources Youth Education - Heather Van Den Berg and Shari Dann, Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, East Lansing, MI

Continuing Education for Professionals
SARE Professional Development Program and Opportunities for Forming Learning Partnerships - Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Paula Ford, NCR SARE Program, Manhattan, KS

Team Building Results From Timber Tax Seminars - David Miller and Edward Smith, Ohio State University Extension, Caldwell, OH

Forestry for Agricultural Education: A Model Approach in Georgia - Kris Irwin, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Extension at the Wildland/Urban Interface
Invasive Plants and Horticultural Crops: Exploring Different Perspectives within Cooperative Extension and the Agricultural Experiment Station - Carl Bell, Karen Robb, Cheryl Wilen, and James Grieshop, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Diego and Davis, CA

Ticked of in Mississippi: Extension Forestry Teaches Mississippians About the Symptoms of Lyme Disease and Preventative Measures - Robert Carter and George McCullars, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

FireWise: Information and Education for Critical Change - Judy Serby, Scott Woods, Ann Randall, Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Managing Golf Courses for Water Quality and Wildlife - Charles Rice, University of Georgia - Hart County- Hartwell, GA

High Tech Teaching
Distance Education-A Case Study in Practical Application - Kyle Cecil and Dave Feltes,University of Illinois Extension, Urbana, IL

Connecting People to Their Environment: An Online Bird Monitoring Program - Mark Hostetler, Martin Main, and Jiannong Xin, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

RangeSpace: A Precision Approach for Natural Resource Management on Southwestern Rangelands - Barron J. Orr, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; M. Susan Moran, USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center, Tucson, AZ; V. Philip Rasmussen, Utah State University, Logan, UT; Jiaguo Qi, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Marc R. Horney, University of California Cooperative Extension, Orland, CA; Terrell T. Baker III, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM; Loretta Singletary, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Yerington, NV

Minnesota Shoreland Management Resource Guide - A Web-Based Resource for Natural Resource Managers, Citizens, and Educators - Cindy Hagley, University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program, Duluth, MN; Barb Liukkonen, Water Resources Center, University of Minnesota Extension Service, St. Paul, MN

Extension Programming via Distance Education Technology: Perceptions and Cost Savings - Robert E. Bardon, Scott Payne, Rick Hamilton, Chris Moorman, and Susan Moore, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Incorporating Spatial Technology into Extension Programming - Mike B. Daniels, Lanny Ashlock, Suzanne Wiley, Becky McPeake, Bill Kinkaid, and Tom Riley, University of Arkansas Coop. Ext. Service, Little Rock, AR

Using AM Low Power Radio for Natural Resources Outreach - Julia Peterson, University of New Hampshire Sea Grant/Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH

Landowner Education
Reforestation of Islands of the Lake Hartwell Area - Charles Rice, University of Georgia - Hart County - Hartwell, GA

Stand Table Projection Techniques -- from Simple to Complex - Quang V. CaoSchool of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Assessment of Non-appurtenant Woodlot Owners’ Forest Management Activities in New Jersey Relative to Farmland Assessment and Deer Densities - David Drake and Mark Vodak, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, New Brunswick, NJ

Financing Reforestation: The Landowner’s Dilemma and Extension Assistance - Deborah A. Gaddis and Donald Grebner, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

Old Approaches to New Forestry Programming - Gary Graham, Ohio State University Extension, Northeast District, Wooster, OH; Kathy Smith and Randy Heiligmann, Ohio State University Extension, Main Campus, Columbus, OH; Dave Apsley, Ohio State University Extension, South District, Jackson, OH; Kate Wiltz, Ohio State University Extension, Main Campus, Columbus, OH

Poster Session II - Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Knowledge: Discovery, Transfer, and Use

Mississippi Poultry Litter-Based Nutrient Management Programming - The Newton Experience - Larry Oldham,Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

A Working Forest that Integrates Teaching, Research and Extension - Peter Smallidge, Gary Goff, Steve Morreale, and Don Schaufler, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

CampUShed, Stormwater Management and Education - Tim Lawrence, Martin Quigley, Tricia Petras, Laura Shinn, Kevin Wagner, and Larry C. Brown, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Oysters, Vibrio vulnificus, “Public” Health Issues and Education - William T. Mahan Jr., FL Sea Grant Extension Program, University of Florida, Apalachicola, FL

Economic Consequences and Public Awareness of Red Tide Events in Coastal Florida Communities - Chuck Adams, Food and Resource Economics Department / Florida Sea Grant Program, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Protecting Water Quality Through Developing Easy and Acceptable Methods to Compost Horse Stall Waste - Garry Stephenson and Linda J. Brewer, Oregon State University Extension Service, Corvallis, OR

A New “View” of Natural Resources
Municipality Collaboration to Protect and Manage Our Urban Forest against Gypsy Moth and Other Tree Pests - Amy Stone,Ohio State University Extension - Lucas County, Toledo, OH

Building Eco-Friendly Walkways and Trails in the Virgin Islands - Toni Thomas and Olasee Davis, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas and St. Croix, V.I.

The Rural Technology Initiative; A Pilot Program for Technology Transfer to Rural Forest Communities - Bruce Lippke and Larry Mason, University of Washington, College of Forest Resources, Seattle, WA

Utah State University’s Institute for Outdoor Recreation and Tourism - Steven W. Burr, Utah State University, Logan, UT

The Role of Economics in Natural Resource and Environmental Policy - Linda J. Cox and Gary Vieth, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Philanthropy and Collaborative Planning: A Case Study - Jefferson D. Armistead, Radford University, Radford, VA

The Evolving Extension Professional
How to Grow a National Program: Lessons Learned from the Land-Grant - CSREES Forestry Team - Eric R. Norland, Ohio State University Extension, Columbus, OH, (temporary assignment to USDA-CSREES, Washington, DC); Nancy H. Bull, University of Connecticut - Cooperative Extension System, Storrs, CT; Larry E. Biles, USDA - Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, Washington, DC

Graduate Education in Forestry and Natural Resources Extension - Results of a Survey - James E. Johnson and Franklin A. Bruce, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Focus Groups as a Tool for Needs Assessment in Extension Programs - Marcus K. Measells and Stephen C. Grado, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

Involving Stakeholders in Extension Curriculum Design: A Case Study of Developing the Michigan Salmon in the Classroom Program for Fisheries and Watershed Education - Laura Granack and Shari L. Dann, Michigan Sate University, East Lansing, MI

The Natural Areas Training Academy, An Innovative Partnership - Peter Colverson, The Nature Conservancy, Gainesville, FL

Water Quality Programs with Non-traditional Audiences
VI*A*Syst - Voluntary Pollution Prevention in the Virgin Islands - Julie Wright and Dale Morton, Cooperative Extension Service, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, VI

Determinants of Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) Measures by Subsistence Farmers in Ethiopia - Lars Drake and Wagayehu Bekele, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics, Uppsala, Sweden

Innovative Ways to Bring Marine Stewardship to Diverse Audiences - Marella Crane, University of Florida Sea Grant Extension Program, Miami, FL

Harmful Algal Bloom Outreach in Alaska - A Public Service Mission to Protect Human Health - Raymond RaLonde,Marine Advisory Program, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

Amish Water Quality and Nutrient Management Education - James J. Hoorman, Ohio State University Extension, Kenton, OH; Robert McCall, Ohio State University Extension, Findlay, OH

Encuentro con el Mar - Carmen González-Toro, Juan González Lagoa, and Saul Wiscovich, Puerto Rico Agricultural Extension Service, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez Campus, Mayagüez, PR

Watershed Management
Restoring Blackberry-Dominated Riparian Zones: Challenges and Strategies - Max Bennett, Randy White, and Hudson Minshew, Oregon State University Extension Service, Central Point, OR

Monitoring for Ranchers in New Mexico: Range, Riparian, Erosion and Water Quality, and Wildlife - C. D. Allison, T. T. Baker, J. C. Boren, B. D. Wright and A.G. Fernald, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Soil Phosphorus Variability: Implications for Soil Sampling and Nutrient Management Strategies - Mike B. Daniels, John Langston, Karl VanDevender, and Tom Riley, University of Arkansas Coop. Ext. Service, Little Rock, AR

Lessons Learned from Watershed Education in Arkansas - Mike B. Daniels, Tom Riley, Mike Hamilton, and Quentin Hornsby, University of Arkansas Coop. Ext. Service, Little Rock, AR

MSU-WATER: Watershed Action Through Education and Research - Scott Witter and Ruth Kline-Robach, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Ohio State University Extension Community - Based Watershed Management Program - Jerry Iles, Anne Baird, Robert McCall, J. P. Lieser and Dana Oleskiewicz, Ohio State University Extension, Columbus, OH

Communication Enhancement Among Mississippi Watershed Stakeholders - Larry Oldham,Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS; Mark LaSalle, Mississippi State University, Biloxi, MS; Christine Olsenius, Southeast Watershed Forum, Chattanooga, TN

Assessing Riparian Buffer Effectiveness - Charles J. Barden, Kyle Mankin, Daniel Devlin and Wayne Geyer, Forestry Division, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, and Agronomy Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

GRASS ROOTS, A Residential Water Quality/Lawn Care Program - Suzan E. Craik, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Chesterfield, VA

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Field Trip Options

Please note that the Tuesday field trip times and locations have been revised. If you registered for either the originally offered Sawgrass Marsh (Everglades, Shark Valley) or Coastal Mangrove (Ding Darling) field trip and do not wish to participate due to the change of location, please contact us immediately and we will be happy to accommodate your request. Contact Kim Brand, Email: KHBrand@mail.ifas.ufl.edu, PHONE: 352-392-5930, FAX: 352-392-4044. The deadline to cancel your field trip registration is May 10, 2002. No refunds will be honored after May 10, 2002.

Three half-day field trips are available Tuesday morning, June 4. This is a great opportunity to obtain a first-hand view of natural resource management and educational programs that address issues in three unique and internationally renowned ecosystems. These impressive systems located in southwest Florida are: Old Growth Cypress Swamp, Sawgrass Marsh and Coastal Mangrove. 

Space is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Naples – Old Growth Cypress Swamp 
Established in 1954, the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a magnificent natural attraction. With its cathedral-like old growth cypress forest and abundant resident wildlife, it offers some of the best nature viewing and photographic experiences in the world. A 2.25-mile raised boardwalk takes visitors through several distinct habitats, including the largest remaining stand of ancient bald cypress in North America. Some of these are approaching 600 years in age and reach heights of 130 feet. This system is managed by the National Audubon Society to preserve the natural processes that have been occurring here for thousands of years. Visit their web site to learn more: www.audubon.org/local/sanctuary/corkscrew/

Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) – Sawgrass Marsh 
Spanning Lee and Collier Counties, CREW is the largest undisturbed watershed in southwest Florida. Water from the surrounding area flows into a 5,000-acre freshwater marsh, which contains sawgrass and wetland plants similar to the Everglades. This marsh forms the headwaters of the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW). Mowed hiking trails provide views of an expansive sawgrass marsh. An observation deck also overlooks the marsh. This area provides habitat for deer, raccoon, turkey, bobcats, the endangered Florida panther, and the threatened Florida black bear. Birdwatchers may spot hawks, egrets, swallow-tailed kites, or herons. Other habitats include pine flatwoods, hardwood hammocks, ephemeral ponds (isolated marsh habitat), and palmetto scrub. The trails are designed for pedestrians, and there is no running water, so you may want to bring along something to drink. (There is a port-o-let along the trail). (CREW Land & Water Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the water resources and natural communities in and around the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed in southwest Florida) 
Visit their web site to learn more: www.crewtrust.org

Everglades National Park Boat Tour out of Everglades City – Coastal Mangrove 
The TEN THOUSAND ISLAND CRUISE navigates curving waterways through the heart of the Ten Thousand Islands that border the Gulf of Mexico. These islands covered with mangroves make excellent feeding grounds for a wide assortment of birds. Frequent sightings include ospreys, snowy egrets, ibis, roseate spoonbills, pelicans, frigate birds, and majestic Southern bald eagles. Endangered manatees are also often seen in these warm, shallow waters. 

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Registration Information
Registration Fee Schedule
- All fees are in US dollars -
Early Reduced
on or before 
April 15, 2002
Regular 
after
April 15, 2002
ANREP Member Fee
(For current ANREP members only)
    $220     $270
Non-ANREP Member Fee     $240     $290
Guest Fee (welcome reception only)     $25     $25
Tuesday Field Trip Fee (choose one)
 Corkscrew    |       CREW      |       Boat tour
Cypress Swamp | Sawgrass Marsh | Coastal Mangrove
    $35     $45
Note: To qualify for the reduced registration fee, payment must accompany your registration
on or before the specified deadline.
 
The registration fee, combined with sponsorship funds, includes conference participation and materials, Monday morning, mid-morning and afternoon refreshments, Tuesday afternoon refreshments, Wednesday morning and mid-morning refreshments, the Sunday welcome reception, and the Monday and Tuesday poster reception. 

The field trip fee includes transportation and participation for one of the field trips, morning refreshments and a boxed lunch. Space is limited on field trips and registration will be on a first-come first-served basis. 

The guest fee is available should your guest wish to attend the Sunday welcome reception. Guests are also welcome to register for a field trip.


To register:

Online registration has closed, all further registration must take place onsite. If you  wish, you may print the PDF file below and fill it out prior to your arrival to expedite onsite registration.

OR, you can:

Click here to load a form that can be printed to your printer, then return the form with payment to the Office of Conferences. (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print the PDF form file.)

Refunds:


Requests for registration and guest refunds will be honored if the Office of Conferences and Institutes (OCI) receives written notification of cancellation on or before May 10, 2002. A $40.00 processing fee will be deducted from all registration refunds. A $10.00 processing fee will be deducted from all guest refunds. No refunds will be honored after May 10, 2002.

In compliance with ADA requirements, participants with special needs that can be accommodated reasonably should contact the Office of Conferences & Institutes (OCI) at least 10 days prior to the conference. We can be reached by phone at  352-392-5930, by fax at 352-392-4044, or by calling 1-800-955-8771 (TDD - State of Florida Only).

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Door Prize Exchange

Back by popular demand!! We encourage every participant to bring a memento from your state to give to another participant. Donate your memento at the conference registration desk and a random process will be used to select a recipient. Donors can pick up their mementos at the registration desk on Wednesday. Only participants who donate a memento will be eligible for the door prize exchange.

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Conference Site and Hotel Accommodations

Where Hospitality is a Family Tradition
851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North
Naples, Florida 34102
PH 941-261-2222 / FAX 941-261-7380
www.naplesbeachhotel.com

This conference will be held at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, one of southwest Florida’s most prestigious conference facilities with 34,000 square feet of total function space and breakout rooms that will comfortably accommodate our plenary and concurrent sessions and poster displays. The city of Naples is situated on the edge of the Florida Everglades, 110 miles west of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale and 150 miles south of Tampa. The city is easily reached by air or by automobile. Most major domestic carriers and international airlines provide frequent service into Southwest Florida International Airport at Fort Myers, just 40 minutes from the hotel.

Reservations: The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club is offering participants of the Natural Resource Extension Professionals conference (NREP) a very special guest room rate of $105.00 (plus nine percent tax) with one or two people in a room. The group rate will be honored three days prior and three days following the conference, based on availability. Contact the hotel directly at 1-800-237-7600 or 1-941-261-2222 and be sure to specify you are attending NREP to receive the reduced rate. The deadline to make your reservation and still receive the discounted group rate is Friday, May 3, 2002. After this date, guestrooms and the group rate may no longer be available. As this is a discounted group rate, it is not commissonable to travel agents. Check-in time is after 4:00 PM, and checkout time is prior to 12:00 Noon.

Special Instructions: 

  • A first night’s room deposit must be made with a credit card to ensure confirmation of your hotel reservation. For any reservations that “no show”, this deposit will be forfeited. Room deposits will be considered non-refundable if canceled within four (4) days of your arrival date. 
  • Florida participants only: To receive tax exempt status, payment must be made in the form of a government issued check, credit card or purchase order, and, be accompanied by a Florida sales tax exemption certificate presented at check-in. 
  • Visit the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club web site to learn more about some of the hotel’s special features including golfing, complimentary valet parking, the complimentary “Beach Klub for Kids” and much more! www.naplesbeachhotel.com
Share-a-room Information
CLICK HERE to view email addresses 
of those wishing to share a hotel room.
Click here to submit your email address for posting 
on the share a hotel room page (Email submissions 
will be posted within 3 working days).
  • This service will require that your email address

  • be posted on a web page accessible to the public.
  • After locating a roommate, be sure to reserve your 

  • hotel room specifying two double beds as soon as possible. 
    Double rooms tend to fill first and may not be available 
    if you wait.
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Transportation Information

Airport Shuttle Transportation Information

Maxi-taxi Shuttle Transportation  /  Phone: 941-598-2600

  • Maxi-taxi will pickup NREP participants who have made shuttle reservations from the Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft. Myers within 30 minutes of their arrival and take participants to the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Course.
  • The shuttle service will also be providing transportation to other stops in the Naples area. Therefore, travel time will vary from 45 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes, depending on traffic and if maxi-taxi makes additional stops. The Maxi-taxi shuttle will stop a maximum of three times on any given run in order to keep travel duration to a minimum.
  • The Maxi-taxi driver will be waiting inside the airport terminal, across from baggage claims, near the escalators. Look for a person with a maxi-taxi and NREP identification sign. If you have any questions upon arrival, please go to the information transportation booth outside the airport’s entrance.
  • Reservations MUST be made no later than 48 hours in advance to receive transportation. 
  • The following rates will be honored from May 24 - June 16, 2002
ONE WAY Transportation cost:
One NREP participant = $30 one-way, per person
Two NREP participants = $35 - one-way, per person cost = $17.50
Three NREP participants = $40 one-way, per person cost = $13.33
Four or more NREP participants traveling together = $13.00 one-way, per person

*Transportation cost will be based on the number of NREP participants on the shuttle using the above scale.
*Additional charge of $5.00 will be added for arrivals after 11:00pm or pick-ups in Naples before 5:00am.
*15-18% gratuity for the driver is suggested.

  • To make a reservation, call Maxi-taxi at 941-598-2600. Be sure to have the following information:
Shuttle from the Southwest Florida International Airport to the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
1) Name of Conference - 3rd Natural Resource Extension Professionals Conference (NREP)
2) Number of Passengers in your group requesting shuttle transportation
3) Name of Passengers
4) Arrival date
5) Arrival time
6) Flight information
Shuttle from the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club to the Southwest Florida International Airport
1) Name of Conference - 3rd Natural Resource Extension Professionals Conference (NREP)
2) Number of Passengers in your group requesting shuttle transportation
3) Name of Passengers
4) Departure date for pick-up from the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Course
5) Departure time for pick-up Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Course
6) Flight information
Maxi-taxi also offers private transfers beginning at one passenger $50.00 (one-way). Call Maxi-taxi to find out more about their private direct services.

To facilitate this, we will post email addresses of NREP participants who would like to share a shuttle on the NREP website. 

Note: Participants will be responsible for all contacts and arrangements. This service will require that your email address be posted on a web page accessible to the public. 

This shuttle information is also available as a printable PDF file. CLICK HERE.

(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print the PDF form file.)
CLICK HERE to view email addresses 
of those wishing to share-a-shuttle.
Click here to submit your email address for posting 
on shuttle sharing page (Email submissions will be 
posted within 3 working days).
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Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals

The Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) was created in 1996 to:

  • Bring together forest, wildlife, fisheries, water, range, and recreation resource extension professionals to discuss natural resource issues, needs and opportunities of mutual interest; and to facilitate information sharing.
  • Promote cooperation on natural resource issues and educational and training efforts between the various states and regions, as well as between governmental agencies, private natural resources groups, related industries and other natural resource professionals.
  • Discuss, develop, sponsor, and promote educational and training programs and activities, which will advance the practice of natural resource management.
  • Provide support and promote activities and programs at the national level that advance natural resource management, education, training, and diversity in the work force.
  • Advance the professional status of natural resource extension professionals (NREPs) by encouraging professional self-improvement.
  • Strengthen communication with Extension Administration.
For more information about ANREP contact:
Chris Schnepf, Membership Co-chair
Phone: 208-667-6426
Email: cschnepf@uidaho.edu
Don Hanley, Membership Co-chair
Phone: 206-685-4960 
Email: dhanley@u.washington.edu

Also more information can be found on the ANREP website

www.anrep.org
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Conference Sponsors
  • Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP)
  • USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES)

  • (Natural Resource & Environment Division)
  • University of Florida, Extension, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, Center for Natural Resources
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Auburn University
  • University of the Virgin Islands
  • The University of Georgia
If you would like to become a sponsor of the 3rd Natural Resource Extension Professionals Conference, please contact:
Joe Schaefer, Conference Organizer 
Phone: 352-846-2009 
Email: jms@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
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Program Committee

Jim Armstrong, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Larry Biles, USDA-CSREES, Washington, DC
Robert Bradford, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL
George Brown, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Normal, AL
Janean Creighton, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Charles Gay, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Mindy Habecker, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Deborah B. Hill, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Bill Hubbard, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Ben Jackson, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Jonathan S. Kays, University of Maryland, Keedysville, MD
Mike Kroenke, University of Wisconsin, Ashland, WI
Alan Long, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL
Odemari Mbuya, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL
Carlos Robles, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, VI
Joe Schaefer, University of Florida/IFAS, Belle Glade, FL
Viviane Simon-Brown, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Bob Williamson, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC

TOUR ORGANIZER
Martin Main
University of Florida/IFAS
Immokalee, FL
Phone: 941-658-3400
Email: mbma@mail.ifas.ufl.edu

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Related Sites of Interest

 

Center for
Natural Resources

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Area Information

More Naples Information
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For Further Information
For Program Information:
Conference Organizer
Joe Schaefer
District Extension Director 
    - South Florida
University of Florida/IFAS
Center for Natural Resources
PO Box 110230
Belle Glade, FL
Phone: 352-846-2009
Fax: 352-846-2856
Email: jms@mail.ifas.ufl.edu
For Registration Information:
Conference Coordinator
Mandy Padgett
University of Florida/IFAS
Office of Conferences & Institutes
PO Box 110750
Mowry Road Building 639
Gainesville, FL 32611-0750
Phone: 352-392-5930
Fax: 352-392-4044
Email: mrpadgett@mail.ifas.ufl.edu

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