NEW! Design Tools for Non-Design Professionals
This course provides an overview of practical graphic design and visual communication tools and gives an introduction to Adobe InDesign, one of the most widely used design programs.
NEW! Effectively Integrating CEQA Streamlining to Create Sustainable Communities
Learn about SB 375 and SB 226 and how you can make these two statutes them work for your projects.
NEW! Using GIS to Manage, Analyze and Promote Sustainability
This course will identify opportunities to promote, implement and manage sustainability projects through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
California Bioresources Alliance Symposium Coming Up
Mark your calendar for the eighth annual California Bioresources Alliance Symposium, A Call to Action, which takes place Sept. 18-19 in Sacramento. This symposium will focus on recent California legislation addressing bioresources and the Bioenergy Action Plan, ways to address biogas challenges faced by dairies, wastewater plants, and forestry products residuals handlers, facility siting issues, and use of bioresources for mine reclamation. Learn about sponsorship opportunities here. Interested in attending? Register for updates here.
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.
Click here to learn about the Sierra Institute.
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Land Use and Natural Resources catalog (Summer 2013) (3.1 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. Coleman will be teaching the course Financial Aspects of Planning in fall 2012.
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.