NREM Extension and Outreach

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The goal of the NREM Extension Team is to assist in accomplishing all three portions of the Land Grant mission – creating, sharing, and applying knowledge – for the betterment of Iowa's natural resources.

Natural resource management challenges in Iowa are not confined to the few remaining "wild areas" of Iowa. Rather, they cut across our diverse landscapes: from rural to suburban to urban: from forests to prairies to wetlands and streams; from row crops to trees. Our extension team is split into three disciplines – Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife – to help Iowans confront these natural resource challenges. Visit each discipline's website to find resources to learn about and manage Iowa's rich wildlife, fish, and forest resources.

 Protecting natural resources

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The Iowa State Forestry Extension and Outreach offers many educational opportunities and can also custom prepare forestry educational materials and programs to meet the needs of clients. See what ISU Forestry Extension and Outreach has to offer.

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Fisheries and Aquaculture

The Iowa State University Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension and Outreach serves as a guide for information on fisheries, management, hatcheries, and aquaculture. See what ISU Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension and Outreach has to offer.


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The Iowa State University Wildlife Extension and Outreach provides information and resources for landowners and wildlife enthusiasts to learn about and manage interactions with Iowa's diverse wildlife species and their habitats. See what Wildlife Extension and Outreach has to offer.