CDFW Conservation Lecture Series

The Conservation Lecture Series is organized by CDFW’s Science Institute. The lecture series is designed to deliver the most current scientific information about conservation issues in California.

Below is a list of lectures and speakers for the Conservation Lecture Series. Lectures are open to anyone who is interested in participating. Participants may attend in-person or remotely via webinar. Please be sure to register for each class. Lectures are recorded and posted for those unable to attend the day of the event. Visit the archive page to see recordings of past lectures.

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Upcoming Lectures

Drought Stressor Monitoring: Summary of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Statewide Drought Response - August 27, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Presented by Kristine Atkinson (CA Department of Water Resources)

Public Registration

Webcast / In Person

Employee Registration

Webcast       In Person

Save the Date

  • September 10, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Guest speakers: Dr. Lisa Micheli and Dr. Tosha Comendant (Pepperwood Foundation)
    Topics: Climate monitoring & fire ecology
  • October 9, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Guest speaker: Dr. Arthur Middleton (UC Berkeley)
    Topic: Habitat connectivity
  • November 4, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Guest speaker: Misty Nelson (CDFW)
    Topic: California Natural Diversity Database
  • December 9, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Guest speakers: Dr. Kimberly Tenggardjaja , Dr. Melanie Gogol-Prokurat, and Martha Volkoff (CDFW)
    Topic: California Biodiversity Initiative

Videos and Past Lectures

TWS Training Certification

Training hours from the Conservation Lecture Series may be used towards The Wildlife Society (TWS) Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program (up to 8 hours)

CDFW Staff Video Credit

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