Advisory Committee

Strategic Planning Team


Steering Committee

Karen Bennett, University of New Hampshire

Marcus Comer, Virginia State University

George Ruyle, University of Arizona

John Tanaka, University of Wyoming

Kris Tiles, University of Wisconsin

Mark Thorne, University of Hawaii


National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Liaisons

Jim Dobrowoloski

Eric Norland

Rodney Vance


Project Director

George Ruyle, University of Arizona


Project Coordinator

Barbara Hutchinson, University of Arizona


Project Facilitators

Amber Dalke, University of Arizona

Sheila Merrigan, University of Arizona

Supported By

This work is supported by the Renewable Resources Extension Act Program [grant no. USDA-NIFA–EXCA-005457] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

United States Department of Agriculture
The project to update the 2012-2016 RREA Strategic Plan was awarded to The Rangelands Partnership in 2016.