Outreach, Engagement, and Extension

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October 2019 Outreach, Engagement, and Extension Highlights

Outreach is a form of scholarship that generates, applies and preserves knowledge for the direct benefit of people outside the university system.  We often conduct our outreach in partnerships with MSU Extension, agencies, and non-profit organizations.  We implement our outreach by proactively managing the interplay between locally identified needs or demands and our role as information providers to help people solve problems and create long-term empowerment, understanding, and problem-solving/decision-making capabilities. We seek measurable quality in outreach programming, on impacts on the resource, and on citizens' quality of life. 

Example outreach projects by faculty and staff in Fisheries and Wildlife include:

Emerging fish and wildlife diseases
Human-wildlife interactions
Aquatic nuisance species
Harvest management
Ecosystem management
Natural resource management systems
Tribal rights to natural resources
Natural resource stewardship
Ecosystem restoration
Youth programs


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