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Extension Action In A Changing Climate

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Richland Map Walk the Talk (pdf)

If you’d like to register for this conference, please contact Robin Stratton at

Transportation at the Conference

Reduce your carbon footprint while at the conference and take the bus.
Ben Franklin Bus #26 leaves every 20 minutes near your hotel to the WSU Tri-Cities campus.

Purchase the 10-ride Ticket pass online.
Save your receipt and get reimbursed later.

Directions for riding the bus at the conference (pdf)
See bus schedule times (pdf).



Tuesday, July 12, 2022

WSU Tri -Cities ChancellorDr. Sandra Haynes (pdf) 

WA State climate disturbances: Human, environmental, and economic impacts (fire, smoke, drought, floods and heat)

Climate justice, and why everyone must help

Cool examples of climate change Extension and outreach programs

  • 4-H programs and climate change, Paul Lachapelle, Montana State University
  • Mitigation strategies for farms and forests, Jenifer Wightman (pdf), Cornell University
  • Food waste and climate change, Clea Rome, WSU Extension
  • A coordinated climate resilience Extension program in the Midwest, Heidi Roop, University of Minnesota
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

What does climate change mean to Extension?

  • Jason Henderson, Purdue University, national Extension Climate Mitigation, Resiliency, and Adaptation Program Action Team chair

Climate change and gardening

  • Jennifer Marquis, WSU Master Gardener Statewide Coordinator
  • Peat moss and soil — Laurel Moulton, WSU Master Gardener Coordinator, Clallam County
  • Trees and climate change – Tim Kohlhauff, WSU Extension Urban Horticulture Coordinator, Spokane County
  • Community climate action — Mike Peronto, WSU Master Gardener, Pierce County

WSU applied climate research

Climate change and extension, perspectives from federal government

  • Eric Norland USDA NIFA, National Science Liaison in Division of Environmental Systems