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Annual Report 2011: Your Connection to a World of Resources

Connecting communities to solutions

Attracting young workers, stimulating economic growth

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The Gogebic Range region boasts awe-inspiring natural beauty and opportunities for recreation. But keeping and attracting younger workers in the area has been a challenge Read More

Connecting community anchor institutions to high-speed broadband

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Broadband is the essential infrastructure of the 21st century -- what electricity and water were to communities in the previous century. Just as UW-Extension was a leader in helping bring electricity to rural Wisconsin communities in the 1900s, today we are leading Read Story

Mapping bedrock geology for land use planning

map of Sauk County geology

To meet local needs for geologic information, UW-Extension faculty at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) are following a long-range plan to map the entire state Read More

Restoring county parks, fostering conservation leaders

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When Brian Russart began his position as Milwaukee County Cooperative Extension natural areas coordinator on April 1, 2008, he was given two main goals: Read Story

Moving from corrections to community: building family support

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Local criminal justice issues are a source of growing concern for Wisconsin communities as skyrocketing corrections costs pull resources from other critical services Read More

Partnering with community groups to monitor water quality

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The biological sciences department at UW-Manitowoc formed collaborative partnerships with local resource and conservation groups that have proven to be valuable in both the community and the classroom. Read Story


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