University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cooperative Extension

  • Cochise County Cooperative Extension’s Land Use Planning and Sustainable Development Program was requested by Cochise County to conduct an analysis for solar energy development potential on the 6200 square miles within their jurisdiction.

    NEW! The Renewable Energy Opportunity Analysis is now available as an interactive, online map.

  • private citizens

    The Arizona Citizen Planner (AzCP) is a 10-hour online course designed for Planning Commissioners and Elected Officials throughout the state.

  • Scenarios for Upper Gila

    UA's WRRC, Cooperative Extension, and the Gila Watershed Partnership have been working with stakeholders in Graham and Greenlee counties to develop scenarios for the future of the watershed.

  • Light Bulb

    The Energy Masters Program provides an overview of energy in Arizona while teaching Pima County and Tucson area residents about efficiency and how to conduct energy audits in their homes and community through a series of 7 classes. Next cycle of classes will begin in October 2015.

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Arizona's Changing Rural Landscapes

Arizona Cooperative Extension’s community and economic development programs help residents, landowners and governments understand changes in the state’s rural areas. The goal is to help citizens define and contribute to the future of their communities, and become better informed, more resilient and sustainable.