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California Department of Fish and Wildlife Climate College

The CDFW Climate College initiative is intended to provide foundational knowledge for all staff and partners on climate change science and its impacts to fish, wildlife, and habitats, with the ultimate goal of effectively incorporating projected climate impacts into the state’s resource planning, management, and project activities.

The first Climate College course, Climate 101, was held in 2012-2013. The second iteration of the Climate College took place in 2014 and was focused on climate change issues in the marine environment. All lecture recordings, recommended readings, and other materials from both of these courses are archived online for extended use (see links at the bottom of this page).

In lieu of a formal 2015-2016 Climate College, CDFW is encouraging staff to access climate change course materials from the UC Davis class, “Climate Change: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions”, for a refresher, or introduction to, the basics of climate change science.

CDFW staff have the opportunity to receive a recording on their training history by viewing a subset of the UC Davis lectures in addition to fulfilling a few other requirements. For more information on this 2015-2016 climate course offering, CDFW staff please visit our Climate College page on the Intranet.