Opportunities for Planned County-Based Wildlife Programming
Extension personnel trained in agricultural fields may not adequately meet client needs in natural resources-related topics. To help guide strategies to improve planned wildlife programming, we conducted a survey of North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service county agents. Forty-six of 101 county agents responded, with 62% of respondents indicating lack of training limited their abilities to conduct wildlife programming. Development of seminars and educational resources by university-based Extension specialists may help county agents conduct formal programming related to wildlife conservation. Additionally, county agents can partner with local natural resource management professionals to develop and conduct wildlife-related programming.
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Kleist, A. M., Moorman, C. E., DePerno, C. S., & Bardon, R. E. (2010). Opportunities for Planned County-Based Wildlife Programming. The Journal of Extension, 48(2), Article 22. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.48.02.22