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 (when available) 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

August 30, 2022, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time): "A life cycle model for evaluating estuary residency and restoration potential in Chinook salmon," presented by Emily Chen (UC Berkeley)

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CDFW Conservation Lecture Series & Biodiversity Day Joint Event

September 06, 2022, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Pacific Time): "30x30 California and Community Science," presented by Dr. Jennifer Norris (CNRA), with panelists Jose Esparza (CNPS), Rebecca Johnson (CA Academy of Sciences), Miguel Ordeñana (LA County Natural History Museum), and Merav Vonshak (BioBlitz Club)

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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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