Tuesday, April 20 I 12:30-1:30 PM: State Conservancies 101
Join us for a conversation with leaders from across our conservancies to hear how our state conservancies and the Wildlife Conservation Board work to protect and expand access to California’s natural treasures.
California has ten State Conservancies and the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) that help protect and restore California’s most treasured natural resources for everyone to enjoy. Their jurisdictions vary from urban parks to vast wildlands, and their projects encompass everything from climate change to habitat conservation to ensuring equitable public access. Over time, the conservancies have evolved from basic land conservation to efforts around sea level rise resilience, wildfire response, equitable access, and more – all goals we’re trying to accomplish statewide.
Moderator: Secretary Wade Crowfoot
Jane Freeman, Acting Executive Director, Tahoe Conservancy
John Donnelly, Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Board
David McNeill, Executive Officer, Baldwin Hills Conservancy
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, Coastal Conservancy (retiring after 20 years as EO)