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Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC Cooperative Extension | Agricultural Experiment Station

UC wildfire resources available for the public

The 2017 wildfire season has been the most severe on record
Before, during and after wildfire. UC ANR has resources in local communities.

Fire and water issues are intimately linked in California
From ecosystems to housing, fire and water issues are deeply connected.

California fire damage to homes is less ‘random’ than it seems
Firefighters and researchers alike have a pretty solid understanding of why some houses are more vulnerable to wildfire than others.

University of California Cooperative Extension
UCCE offers a wide variety of programs aimed at understanding California wildfire and how losses from wildfire can be minimized.

UC Delivers

In 2016, fifty-two percent of K-12 students in California were Latinos and 35 % between 18 and 24 years old were enrolled in a two or four-year college, up from 22 % enrolled in 1993. However, only 15% of Latinos ages 25 to 29 had a bachelor’s degree or higher (Pew Hispanic Research, 2016). A 2015 report from The Campaign for College Opportunity, stated that, “among current Latino undergraduates, 65 percent attend a California community college but only 39 percent will earn a degree, a certificate, or transfer within six years — in comparison with 53 percent of whites and the statewide average of 48 percent” (Daily News, 2015). Importantly, research also shows that millennials with a college degree are less likely than those without a college degree to be unemployed, 3.8% vs. 12.2%, (Pew Research Center 2014). The UC ANR 4-H Latino Initiative, currently piloted in seven Counties, is working towards addressing the needs and building upon the strengths of Latino communities across California to foster higher education attainment through 4-H Youth Development programs.

Read about: The UC ANR 4- H Latino Initiative develops a culturally responsive Career Day | View Other Stories


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