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

December 19, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Pacific Time): "Insights about species, ecological processes, and habitats from aggregated California eDNA data," presented by Rachel Meyer, PhD (UC Santa Cruz and the CALeDNA Community Science Program)

Please register for this event using one of the links below:

Public Registration


Employee Registration


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.