Extension Climate/Extreme Weather Programming

unmet needs]: one is more youth-focused programming . And another is working with tribes and also tribal youth ...working with indigenous peoples . I think there's lots of room for us to work there.” (R06) ● If funding resources were available, one respondent stated that they would prioritize allocating it “ definitely more to inland communities, just because that’s a gap with a lot of the funding sources for climate work.” (R01) ● “A lot of [my work] lately has been centered around programming aimed specifically at women and women landowners and trying to get them more involved in land management. For a variety of reasons, that’s becoming increasingly important.” (R03) Expanding Mitigation-Focused Programs By and large, interview respondents’ C/EW programs focus on adaptation and resilience, and there is fertile ground for expanding mitigation-focused programming. Three respondents said that 100% of their climate or extreme-weather related work is focused on adaptation while the majority (13 respondents) reported a fairly even balance of adaptation vs. mitigation-focused climate or extreme weather programming in their work. Only one respondent reported a majority (85%) focus on mitigation in their C/EW Extension programs. Extreme weather events often serve as a catalyst for launch of or increased demand for programs focused on adaptation (in a reactive sense) and then when things calm down, focus and interest in mitigation might expand. At least one respondent reported growing interest

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