As an Area Extension Agent in Community Resource Development Mark implements programs in land use planning, planning officials' training, sustainable development, small acreage landowner assistance and renewable energy education in southeastern Arizona. He has over 28 years of environmental and planning experience. Mark has been a Peace Corps Volunteer, as well as worked for the National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, as a private consultant and as a county land use planner. His career has taken him to Morocco, Madagascar, Honduras and Mexico.
Apel, M. and E. Glenn. 2009. The role of Extension in land use planning and sustainable development in the west. Rural Connections Brief. Volume 1, Issue 1. Western Rural Development Center. Logan, Utah.
Apel, M. 2011. Conservation subdivisions – an alternative to western ranchettes. The Western Planner. Volume 32, Number 1, pp. 10-12.
Apel, M., C. Jones and D. McDonald. 2013. The accidental sustainability agent. Journal of Sustainability Education. http://www.jsedimensions.org/wordpress/?p=2214&shareadraft=baba2214_5106...
Apel, M. 2014. Land use and sustainability in the West. Rural Connections. Western Rural Development Center. Logan, Utah.