Mark Apel
Area Agent, Community Resource Development, Cooperative Extension - Cochise County
(520) 249-7501
M.A., International Affairs, Ohio University, 1986; B.S., Environmental Resource Mgmt., Pennsylvania State University, 1982

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.

Selected Citations: 

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.

Apel, M. 2014. Land use and sustainability in the West. Rural Connections. Western Rural Development Center. Logan, Utah.

Research Themes: 
Land use change
Cooperative extension
Water resource management
Urban Environment
Smart growth
Climate change impacts
Watershed management

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