UC Cooperative Extension

University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) has worked in partnership with the County of Humboldt and served the local community since it was founded in 1913. As the name indicates, Cooperative Extension is affiliated with University of California. Counties have Extension offices throughout the state. You may click here (Cooperative Extension) and connect directly to the UCCE website. Cooperative Extension is referred to as "the greatest adult educational effort in the world."

UCCE Vision


UCCE is dedicated to improving the quality of life of Californians by developing and delivering research-based information in agriculture and natural resources, and by supporting healthy families and communities.

Purpose of UCCE


To accomplish our mission we partner with Humboldt and Del Norte Counties to offer practical solutions to life's problems, connecting the issues to the informational resources of the University of California and provided trusted research-based solutions.


UCCE Programs & Areas of Expertise


  • Deborah Giraud, Plant Science and Community Economic Development Advisor, can be contacted by email.
  • Allie Hostler, Native American Outreach Representative, can be contacted by email.
  • Dorina Espinoza, PhD, Youth, Families and Communities Advisor, can be contacted by email.
  • Thomas Stratton, 4-H Youth Development Program Representative, can be reached by email
  • Jessica Conde Rebholtz, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), can be contacted by email.
  • Yana Valachovic, Forest Advisor, can be contacted by email.
  • Dan Stark, Sudden Oak Death Program Coordinator / Consultant, can be contacted by email.
  • Lenya Quinn-Davidson, Area Fire Advisor, can be contacted by email.
  • Brendan Twieg, Forest Health Research Associate, can be contacted by email.
  • Jeff Stackhouse, Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, can be contacted by email.
  • Joe Tyburczy is the Marine Science Advisor.