California Biodiversity Network
The California Biodiversity Network brings together key environmental experts and community leaders who are united to conserve California’s globally renowned and highly threatened natural heritage. The network is part of the California Biodiversity Collaborative, in partnership with the California Biodiversity Council. This inaugural network aims to be inclusive across all sectors, engaging environmental stewards, governmental and tribal representatives, scientists, and educators working at local, regional, and statewide scales. The network provides a collaborative forum for California’s diverse conservation organizations and scientific institutions prioritizing biodiversity protection, stewardship, environmental education, and scientific inquiry.
The network will support the development and implementation of conservation actions, both governmental and non-governmental, under the four goals of the California Biodiversity Collaborative. It will focus on providing key technical and ecosystem management expertise to inform decision-making around biodiversity and framing collective efforts where most needed. With a broadly inclusive approach, this network aims to leverage the collective achievements of local, regional, and statewide efforts to realize a shared vision for a resilient and diverse California. As a first step, we will be engaging with stakeholders to prepare a report identifying priority research needs and information gaps that can support the implementation of California’s commitment to “30 by 30.”