The California Biodiversity Council (CBC) was formed in 1991 to improve coordination and cooperation between the various resource management and environmental protection organizations at federal, state, and local levels. Strengthening ties between local communities and governments has been a focus of the Council by way of promoting strong local leadership and encouraging comprehensive solutions to regional issues.

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Presentation Slides for the November 13-14, 2017 CBC 2017 Meeting

Opening Slides

Click here for the CBC meeting opening presentation slides, including the Pop-Up presentations

Conservation Update Pop-Up Presentations:

  1. CA Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) – Larry Rabin, US Fish & Wildlife Service (US FWS)
  2. State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) and Companion Plan – Armand Gonzales, CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
  3. Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program – Mandy Latzen, CA Dept. of Conservation (DoC)
  4. Merced County Greenhouse Gas Assessment Tool – Bruce Gwynne, DoC
  5. Transportation Bill and Advanced Mitigation – Amy Bailey, CA Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans)
  6. Pinnacles Tribal Partnerships – Brent Johnson, US National Park Service (NPS)
  7. Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) Strategic Plan – Peter Perrine, WCB


Conservation Spotlights Presentation Slides:

  1. Conservation Strategy for 2017 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) UpdateLori Clamurro Chew, CA Dept. of Water Resources (DWR)
  2. Forest Planning and ManagementDon Yasuda, US Forest Service (USFS)
  3. CDFW Advances in State Conservation Efforts
    1. Resource Conservation Investment Strategy (RCIS) Program, AB 2087Ron Unger, CDFW
    2. Areas of Conservation Emphasis Update (ACE-III)Peter Perrine, WCB
  4. Bay Area GreenprintLiz O’Donoghue, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)


Mainstreaming Integrated Regional Conservation and Development (IRCAD) Application: Review, Refinement, Collaboration, and Next Steps

  1. Regional Conservation Assessments (RCAs)Denny Grossman, Strategic Growth Council (SGC)
  2. Partner Activities: CA Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans) Advance Mitigation ProgramStuart Kirkham, Caltrans