Extension of results is a key aspect of effective research. Part 1 of this report presents the extension plan developed for the Forest Management on Alluvial and Colluvial Fans research project. Components of the extension plan include descriptions of the target audiences, extension goals, learning objectives, and extension barriers. The extension plan establishes evaluation targets to help assess the success and (or) failure of extension activities conducted over the past 5 years (2001-2005). Part 2 presents a Web-based survey of individuals who attended extension events related to the project. The survey results detail the effectiveness of three types of extension methods used in the forested fan research project: publications, presentations, and workshops. The findings of the survey show that extension efforts affected the attitudes, skills, and, in some cases, forest management approaches of a large percentage of forestry practitioners and researchers who received information on forested fans or attended a workshop. The findings serve as a valuable information source for strengthening future extension delivery.
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Updated May 11, 2007