All are welcome!
October 11th Hosted by the California Natural Resources Agency
October 12th Hosted by the California Biodiversity Network
Riverside Convention Center
Connect • Celebrate • Co-Create
Connect with other nature lovers, be inspired, share knowledge, and learn how you can help 30×30 become a reality in different regions.
Celebrate stories from across California about how lands and coastal waters are being conserved and cared for through 30×30.
Co-create new tools, partnerships, and approaches to build the solutions we need.
Indigenous Co-Stewardship of Public Lands: Lessons for the Future
Workshop coming Feb 2024!
The Indigenous Co-Stewardship of Public Lands: Lessons for the Future Workshop was postponed (from October 2023) due to significant timing conflicts and based on advice from our Indigenous partners. The planning team is working to secure a venue in the Bay Area, and a specific date in late February of 2024. There is high interest in this event, and we are hoping for a venue that can accommodate up to 300 participants. As soon as we have a specific date and location, we will send out a “save the date”.
Expanding CBN’s Reach
In January, CBN chair David Ackerly attended the first meeting of the IUCN Academy at their headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. The Academy will be designing a portfolio of training programs for IUCN staff and members worldwide advancing conservation and the goals of the Global Biodiversity Framework.
Lisa Micheli, co-chair of the Sentinel Site roundtable, has spent the past two months as a Global Fulbright building partnerships in Chile. Her work is building on the institutional partnership between the UC Natural Reserve System and Universidad Catolica to monitor climate change along the Pacific Coast. Sign up to receive updates and join future Sentinel Site roundtable meetings.
CBN Funding Webinar
CBN hosted a Funding Webinar on Thursday, December 15th, 2022, focused on new state funding opportunities, administered by the Wildlife Conservation Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the University of California. The Webinar featured short presentations by each funding entity followed by audience Q&A. A recording of this webinar and accompanying transcript is available here.
Information about upcoming funding opportunities administered by the Department of Conservation was covered in a 30×30 Virtual Expo on November 29th 2022 (See recording here).
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Grant
CBN is pleased to announce that we have been awarded $500,000 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to advance the work of the CBN – see a summary of the grant support here, which will support the activities of all Roundtables as well as a CBN science symposium in 2023.
Systematic Conservation Planning
This Systematic Conservation Planning roundtable webinar, led by Nate Roth, Chief Scientific and Data Advisor for the California Department of Conservation, provides an overview of the CA Nature, the set of visualization and analytical tools developed by the California Department of Natural Resources and ESRI, the leader in GIS software. Nate provides an introduction to the website and demonstrates the power of this site for guiding 30×30 investments and tracking progress over time.
CBN Celebrates California Biodiversity Week – Watch the Recording
During CA Biodiversity Week, CBN hosted Prof. Erika Zavaleta for a discussion with two of our steering committee members: Dr. Ana Alvarez and Prof. Adina Merenlender. The conversation addressed the future of conservation, in relation to the inclusion and representation of historically marginalized communities, and the novel paradigms of ecosystem stewardship. In the final 30 minutes, chairs of the CBN Roundtables provided brief updates on the activities of their groups.