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Natural Resources

Jay DavisonDavison, Jay
Specialist, Alternative Crops and Forage
(775) 423-5121

Expertise: Jay Davison's major interests are livestock grazing as an environmental management tool, evaluating low water use, high-value alternative crops suitable for producers, invasive weed control, and forage production/harvest strategies.

Programs: Alternative Crops, Domestic Water Quality, Invasive Weed Management, Livestock Grazing For Vegetation Management, Rangeland Management Education For Native American Producers In Nevada, Wildfire Fuels Management/Post Fire Rehabilitation
Staci EmmEmm, Staci
Extension Educator
(775) 945-3444

Expertise: Staci Emm is the Mineral County Extension Educator. She develops programs in community development, natural resources and youth development to facilitate the sustainability of rural communities.

Programs: 4-H, Community Development through Vegetation Management, Agriculture and Natural Resources Sustainability, Relationship building with American Indians.
Steve FosterFoster, Steve
Extension Educator
(775) 273-2923

Expertise: Steve Foster works in the fields of agriculture, natural resources, sustainable agriculture and youth development. In addition, Steve is a certified crop advisor with hands-on experience in livestock production. As an Extension Educator in Pershing County, he addresses critical needs/issues with educational programs and training.

Programs: Agricultural production, Nevada Youth Range Camp, Pesticide Education, Beef Management, Alternative Agronomic Crops Production and Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program (Herds and Harvest).
Holly GatzkeGatzke, Holly
Extension Educator
(775) 726-3109

Expertise: Holly's program areas are developing a local food industry in Nevada and assisting the county in economic, workforce, youth and community development.

Kerri Jean OrmerodOrmerod, Kerri Jean
Living With Drought Program Leader/ Assistant Professor
775-784-6347

Expertise: Kerri Jean Ormerod is the Living With Drought program leader. Her primary areas of expertise are human-environment interactions, water governance, landscape monitoring and socio-cultural components of risk perception.

Programs: Living With Drought, Nevada Co-coordinator for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network
Brad SchultzSchultz, Brad
Extension Educator
(775) 623-6304

Expertise: Brad has a background in Rangeland Resource Management, with expertise in grazing management, plant-animal relationships, vegetation management and change, sage-grouse issues, fire and fuels management and noxious weeds.

Programs: Nevada Range Management School, Humboldt County Noxious Weed Program, Humboldt County Rangeland Resource Program
Sherm SwansonSwanson, Sherm
Range/Riparian Specialist
(775) 784-4057

Expertise: Sherm Swanson's interests are vegetation in streams and rivers, channel and floodplain form, hydrology management, watershed processes, rangeland vegetation management, livestock grazing, invasive weeds, wildlife and adaptive management.

Programs: Riparian Programs