Since the development and launch of ANR’s Strategic Vision 2025, the division has identified five (of nine) initiatives that represent the best opportunities for ANR’s considerable infrastructure and talent to seek new resources and new ways of partnering within and outside UC to find solutions for California. The five initiatives are:
- Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases
- Sustainable Food Systems
- Sustainable Natural Ecosystems
- Healthy Families and Communities
- Water Quality, Quantity, and Security (recently added)
The Strategic Initiatives (SIs) have already held a number of conferences, developed five-year strategic plans, coordinated a division-wide competitive grants program, and are actively engaged in meeting the goals of the Division. The SI leaders also serve as members of UC ANR’s Program Council.