The Cooperative Extension Service mission is to interpret and extend relevant research-based knowledge in an understandable and usable form; and to encourage the application of this knowledge to solve the problems and meet the challenges that face the people of Alaska; and, to bring the concerns of the community back to the university. Cooperative Extension Service is an outreach educational delivery system supported by a partnership between the United States Department of Agriculture and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Extension archived publications may be found at the UAF Rasmuson Library or online at UA Scholarworks. Current publications may be found at

Newsletters below are no longer being published and are archived editions. While some of the information they contain remains useful and relevant, newsletters may also contain out-of-date material, references and broken links. Readers are advised to consult a professional before using this information.

Alaska Building Science News

The Alaska Building Science News was published quarterly from 1995 to 2012. It was a joint publication between the Alaska Building Science Network and the Cooperative Extension Service. Edited and compiled by Rich Seifert, the purpose of the newsletter was to bring timely building science information to Alaskans.