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

"Wildfires and Water Quality"

January 28, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Presented by Lorna McFarlane (Caltrans)

Public Registration

Webcast / In Person

Employee Registration

Webcast     In Person

Save the Date

Additional details will be provided closer to each lecture date.

  • February 24, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Sam Young, California Native Plant Society
  • March 26, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Alison Young & Rebecca Johnson, California Academy of Sciences
  • April 23, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Tom Robinson, Bay Area Open Space Council

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

CDFW employees must log-in for video credit information.