California Bioresources Alliance Symposium
The ninth annual California Bioresources Alliance Symposium will be held June 3-4 at UC Davis and will be geared toward students and researchers who work on organic residuals issues.
Clean Water Act Section 404: Nationwide and Other Specialized Permits
Understand and comply with requirements of the most widely used set of permits for projects in wetlands and other waters of the U.S. under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which requires projects to first obtain a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the placement of dredged or fill materials in U.S. waters.
Water Quality Regulation and Permitting
Review California water quality regulations, relevant provisions of California state law and regulations, and the federal Clean Water Act. During this interactive workshop, instructors will provide case studies, strategies and recommendations for effectively meeting agency requirements.
An Overview of Water Law and Policy in California
Understand the complex and contentious process of allocating California's water resources. Gain a comprehensive overview of the legal and regulatory framework for surface water and groundwater rights, as well as the environmental laws that regulate water use.
Tribal Water Law and Policy
This class will cover the legal foundation and policy behind Indian water rights and how these rights fit in California's water allocation system. Students will review recent developments involving Indian water rights, including quantification through litigation and congressionally approved water rights settlement.
Award-Winning Professional Education
UC Davis Extension's Land Use and Natural Resources program won the 2011 American Planning Association of California Distinguished Leadership Award at both the state and regional levels for sustained and significant contributions to the planning profession. Both the statewide award and the regional award recognize the program's commitment to excellence in urban, community, regional and environmental planning education for professionals.
Sierra Institute - Now at UC Davis Extension!
The Sierra Institute offers interdisciplinary environmental studies programs to undergaduates from around the country.
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Read about the Sierra Institute student experience here.
Sustainable Design Blog
Follow UC Davis Extension’s Jeff Loux and his Sustainable Cities of Northern Europe students as they study abroad this summer.
California Naturalist Program
Earn credit with the UC-created California Naturalist Program, which combines classroom, assigned reading, and field-based exploration of California’s unique ecology. Learn more here.
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Land Use and Natural Resources catalog (Spring 2014) (1.8 MB)
In the News
UC Davis Extension’s Jeff Loux discusses sustainability following a 2009 visit to Germany with his summer abroad course in this ABC News article.
Students in Print
View the report Innovation Center Study prepared by Studio 30 grads for the City of Davis Innovation Task Force. Studio 30 provides lectures, training and real-world projects with actual clients—cities, counties, regional and state agencies and nonprofit organizations. A collaboration between the region’s professional and academic experts and top UC Davis graduate and upper-division students, each seminar focuses on community planning, design, development and sustainability.
Now accepting applications for Winter 2013
Faculty in Print
Jeff Loux, Ph.D., chair of UC Davis Extension’s Science, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department, has completed his second book, The Open Space and Land Conservation Handbook. This how-to guide offers practical solutions for protecting valuable natural resources and open space and is available at the UC Davis Bookstore.
Michael Coleman, UC Davis Extension instructor and expert on local government finance, has a new book out Guide to Local Goverment Finance in California, published by Solano Press Books. The book is an essential resource for public agency managers and other staff who want to understand and improve California's complex system of local government finance.
Earn Professional Credit
Many Land Use and Natural Resources courses offer professional continuing education credits for professional accreditations including AICP, MCLE and REHS. Check the course listings to see if the courses you’re interested are approved. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 757-8878.