Thrust Areas Ecosystem Water Institute Classification Level
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems Water and Climate Water and Society Water Resources Sustainability Springs Wetlands Watersheds Aquifers Lakes Coastal Zone  Water Institute Classification 1  Water Institute Classification 2  Water Institute Classification 3  Water Institute Classification 4

Developing resource managers skills for wildland-urban interface challenges.
Goals and Objectives
Natural resource agencies are being called upon to provide solutions to increasingly complex challenges at the wildland-urban interface (WUI). Communities are growing rapidly, landowners’ management goals often conflict, residents may not understand the benefits of resource management, and the resulting risks to environmental quality and human quality of life are becoming more apparent. To help meet these needs, the Southern Group of State Foresters led a partnership with the USDA Forest Service, InterfaceSouth, the University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop this WUI professional development program. This program provides state and federal natural resource agencies with a set of flexible resources to conduct their own training programs, aimed toward building skills and tools to successfully tackle WUI issues.

The Change Roles Notebook includes trainer's guides, exercises, fact sheets, case studies, DVDs, presentations as well as evaluation resources.
Project Lead
Monroe, Martha Carrie
Project Participants
Monroe, Martha
Level 1: WI Affiliated Faculty Project
Water Resources Sustainability
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems
Partner Name(s)
Southern Group of State Foresters
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Grant Award Dates
6/1/2004 to 9/30/2007