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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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November 1st and 2nd, 2018 – CBC Fall Meeting and Field Trip, Mojave Desert, CA

Meeting and Field Trip Overview

The CBC will be meeting for a half-day plenary meeting and networking dinner on Thursday, November 1st followed by a full-day field trip on Friday, November 2nd. The field trip will include important sites in the vicinity of Twenty-nine Palms and Joshua Tree National Park.

The focus of the meeting will be to examine the unique ecology, biology and conservation history across the Mojave Desert ecoregion. There is much to be learned from the unique partnerships and planning processes that are being used to address the conservation and land management challenges and opportunities in this region. We will also reflect on how these lessons can be adapted to address similar challenges and opportunities in other ecoregions across the state.

The central themes for the plenary discussions and field trip are:

  • Learning about the ecology and biology of the Mojave Desert ecoregion, along with the challenges and opportunities for sustainable conservation.
  • Reviewing the progress of regional conservation assessments and partnerships to support the implementation of conservation and development goals across this ecoregion and other ecoregions in the state.
  • Exploring the creative relationships and partners that have been created to balance recreation and conservation objectives across this rich, yet fragile, system.

For further information, please see the flyer. CBC Fall Meeting Announcement

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