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Natural Resources

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).
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
Alyssa ThomThom, Alyssa
Outreach Coordinator
775-336-0255

Programs: Living With Fire