Holly Campbell

Extension Associate in Urban Forestry and Wildland Fire

Holly joined SREF in May 2014. Skills Holly brings to SREF include: project management; publication and report development; expertise in urban forestry, wildland fire, soils, and horticulture; research; impact assessment; webinar planning and facilitation; grant and proposal writing; partnership-building; presentations and workshops; course development; and more. Since joining SREF, Holly has managed several projects in wildland fire, urban forestry, and forest restoration, as detailed below. 

Wildland Fire

  • Holly works closely with the Southern Region Coordinator of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Strategy), assisting with communication and education projects to implement the Strategy. She worked with SREF staff to re-design the Strategy website, wrote over 50 wildland fire success stories, helped lead efforts to involve Extension in fire education, and more. 
  • In 2017, SREF received a USDA-NIFA Smith Lever Special Needs grant on wildfire preparedness to develop a Master Gardener fire-resistant landscaping training. Holly manages the 3-year project, completing all deliverables in 2018 and piloting the project in 2019 and 2020. Stay tuned on this project!
  • Holly also works closely with NC State University Extension and the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPAS) Prescribed Work Group. Working with these partners, she has helped plan wildland fire Extension workshops and a southern region fire education discussion group. She is currently writing a smoke management guide for landowners using prescribed fire and is also helping plan several landowner "Learn & Burn" field days across the region. 

Urban Forestry - Holly also manages the informational site, Urban Forestry and Energy Conservation, and the eLearn Urban Forestry: Citizen Forester online course. She completed a comprehensive impact assessment of the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) in 2017 and is facilitating a 12-part urban and community forestry webinar series for Extension educators in 2018. 

Forest Restoration - Working with other SREF staff, the Shortleaf Pine Initiative, and regional partners, Holly developed the Initiative's website, a go-to resource for shortleaf pine restoration and management. She also worked closely with the Initiative from 2014-2017 to assist in promoting shortleaf pine restoration, conference planning, and other tasks. 

Before joining SREF, Holly enjoyed a career as a landscape gardener and farmer in Georgia and California. She has a BSA in horticulture and MS in Forest Resources (soil science), both from the University of Georgia. In her spare time, Holly is the Education Coordinator for the Winterville Community Garden, Chair for the Winterville Tree Commission, and sings in a community choir, Athens Chamber Singers.

Contact Info

(706) 559-4312
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