Christopher Jones
Extension Agent, Gila County Cooperative Extension
(928) 402-8586
MS, Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona, 1995

Christopher Jones is an Extension Agent at the University of Arizona in Gila County, Arizona. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and as Territorial Forester in American Samoa before becoming a Cooperative Extension Agent. He conducts programs in horticulture and natural resources, including programs that address climate change impacts on natural resources since 2003. Chris leads the Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals’ Climate Science Initiative (

Selected Citations: 

Jones, C., C. Dennett, and D. Garcia. 2016. Living with Wildfire: Homeowners’ Firewise Guide for Arizona (Revised). Multi-agency collaborative pamphlet. University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publication #AZ1416. Tucson, AZ. 24 pp.

Gibson, R.D., Jones, C.K., & Schalau, J.W. 2016. Vertebrate Pests Chapter. Arizona Master Gardener Manual (Revised). University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Press, Tucson, AZ. 60 pp. 

Jones, C. and M. Lenart. 2014. Forestry Professionals and Extension Educators vs. Climate Change: Implications for Cooperative Extension Programming. Journal of Extension [Online], 52(3) Article 3FEA1. pp14. Available at:

Lenart, M. and C. Jones. 2014. Perceptions of climate change influence willingness to undertake forestry adaptation and mitigation. Journal of Forestry, 12(6):553–563, 

Lenart, M., C. Jones, V. Barber, A. Grotta, M. Crimmins, C. Schnepf, H. Smith, K. Sullivan and E Taylor. 2014. eXtension Climate, Forests and Woodlands Community of Practice. http://www.

Apel, M., C. Jones and D. McDonald. 2013. The Accidental Sustainability Agent. Journal of Sustainability Education. Vol 4, January 2013. ISSN: 2151-7452. pp 9.

Jones, C. and J. Kelly. 2013. Pines (Pinaceae) of Arizona. University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. #AZ1584. 48 pp.

Research Themes: 
Arid lands
Cooperative extension
Human dimensions
Natural resource management
Stakeholder engagement
Water resources

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