Secretary Speaker Series

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Secretary Crowfoot hosts monthly discussions with leaders and big thinkers from across California to discuss emerging natural resources issues. This open forum allows for new and different perspectives about how we best steward California’s resources.

These events are public, live-streamed on YouTube, and recorded for later viewing. Links to each of these discussions are presented below.

Upcoming Speaker Series Events  

Klamath Dam Removal

Secretary Speaker Series - Restoring the Klamath River - What We are Learning from America’s Largest Dam Removal Project - Monday, July 15, 2024 | Noon - 1pm

Description: Removal of four outdated hydroelectric dams has begun the revival of the Klamath River and its once prodigious salmon runs. Decades of Indigenous activism, negotiations, and meticulous planning led to this ambitious restoration, which brings ecosystems back to life and confronts century-old historic injustices. What are we learning as dams are removed? How do we expect nature to respond in coming months and years? And how can this effort catalyze broader environmental and cultural reconciliation across California and the United States? Join us for a candid conversation with key leaders driving this remarkable transformation.

Register to attend: https://bit.ly/SSSKlamathRiver

 

Disability Pride Speaker Series

Celebrating Disability Pride: Embracing Diversity and Achieving Inclusion in the Workplace - Tuesday, July 23, 2024 | Noon - 1pm

Description: In honor of Disability Pride Month, join Secretary Crowfoot to discuss the importance of disability inclusion in the workplace and explore how embracing a diverse workforce with individuals of all abilities can truly benefit your organization.  The discussion will cover key points like the power of disability representation in fostering a positive company culture, leveraging the unique skills and perspectives of disabled employees to drive innovation, creating accessible work environments for all, dismantling unconscious bias to cultivate respect, and sharing best practices for building a truly inclusive workforce that benefits everyone.

Register to join: https://ca-water-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BlEPbsQiTkKVp6qx6wJ1JQ

 

Previous Speaker Series Events

Secretary Speaker Series - Golden Coast Pride: Exploring LGBTQ+ Stories in California - June 6 | Noon - 1PM 

Panelist links and bios - Gold Coast Pride

Supporting Ancestral Land Return & Tribal Environmental Leadership

Preserving Heritage - Unveiling the Narrative of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California - May 29 | Noon - 1PM 

Panelist links and bios Preserving Heritage Unveiling the Narrative AAPI 

Supporting Ancestral Land Return & Tribal Environmental Leadership

Supporting Ancestral Land Return & Tribal Environmental Leadership: Progress Towards Healing and Restoration - May 21 | Noon - 1PM 

Panelist links and bios Supporting Ancestral Land Return and Tribal Environmental Leadership

Supporting Ancestral Land Return & Tribal Environmental Leadership

Tapping Nature-Based Climate Solutions Across California - May 2 | Noon - 1PM 

Nature Based Solutions Climate Targets – Panelists Bios and Additional Links 5.2.24

Tapping Nature-Based Climate Solutions Across California

 

A Special Conversation with Adina Merenlender - Climate Stewardship - April 19 | Noon - 1pm

Special Conversation with Adina Merenlender

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Women as Agents of Change: Improving Access, Equity, and Inclusion in California - March 26, 2024 | Noon – 1pm

Women as Agents of Change Panelist

Secretary Speaker Series Women's History Month flyer

Seizing the Wet Years - March 5, 2024 | Noon – 1pm

Seizing the Wet Years Panelist Links

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Celebrating Conservation Roots with Black Environmental Leadership - February 27, 2024 | Noon – 1pm

Celebrating Conservation Roots with Black Environmental Leadership Panelist Links

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Saving Salmon: State Actions Needed to Recover Salmon Populations in California - February 6, 2024 | Noon – 1pm

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Outdoors for All: California’s Pathway to Providing Equitable Outdoor Access - January 18, 2023 I Noon - 1pm

Outdoors for All: California’s Pathway to Providing Equitable Outdoor Access Panelist Links

January 18, 2024 Secretary Speaker Series Outdoors for All Flyer

A Special Conversation with Rosanna Xia – California Against the Sea - December 11 | Noon - 1pm

A Special Conversation with Rosanna Xia – California Against the Sea Panelist Links

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Live from Dubai – Breaking Updates and Insight From the UN Climate Negotiations - Monday, December 4 | 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Live from Dubai – Breaking Updates and Insight From the UN Climate Negotiations Panelist Links

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Restoring Rivers in a Changing Climate: Update on Efforts to Improve Conditions in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and the Bay-Delta - November 28 | Noon – 1pm

Restoring Rivers in a Changing Climate Panelist Links

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Native Voices on Traditional Ecological Knowledge and how it Informs Advocacy - November 14 | Noon – 1:00pm

Native Voices on Traditional Ecological Knowledge Panelist Links

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A Special Conversation with Crossings Author Ben Goldfarb and guest, Conservationist Beth Pratt - November 9, 2023 | Noon to 1pm

A Special Conversation with Crossings Author Ben Goldfarb Panelist Links

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Where the Rivers Meet: Stewarding California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta - October 31, 2023 | Noon – 1pm

Where the Rivers Meet: Stewarding California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Panelist Links

Secretary Speaker Series Where the Rivers Meet flyer


Nurturing Heritage, Cultivating Empowerment and Conservation: Embracing Latino Roots for a Stronger Future - October 10, 2023 | Noon – 1pm

Nurturing Heritage, Cultivating Empowerment and Conservation Panelist Links

Secretary Speaker Series Latino Heritage flyer

Charging Ahead Toward a 100% Clean Energy Future - September 6, 2023 | Noon – 1pm

Charging Ahead Toward a 100% Clean Energy Future Panelist Links

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Managing Megafires: Reflecting on a Decade in the New Megafire Era: Lessons Learned, Progress and a Path Forward - August 23, 2023 I Noon to 1pm

Managing Megafires Panelist Links

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Are You a Beaver Believer? The Evolving Story of California’s Beaver Management – Wednesday, July 12, 2023 I Noon to 1pm

 

Are You a Beaver Believer? Panelist Links

Are You a Beaver Believer? Panel Flyer

LGBTQ2S+ Natural Resources Leaders Unite to Discuss the Importance of Community - Wednesday, June 28, 2023 I Noon to 1pm

 

LGBTQ2S+ Natural Resources Leaders Unite to Discuss the Importance of Community - Panelist Links

 

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What’s Happening with 30x30CA? The Movement to Protect and Restore Nature Across California- Wednesday, June 21, 2023

 

What’s Happening with 30x30CA? Panelist Links

 

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Defending the Golden State: Safeguarding California from Invasive Species - Friday, June 2, 2023

Defending the Golden State: Safeguarding California from Invasive Species panelist links

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AAPI Leaders and the Future of Natural Resource Stewards – Thursday, May 25, 2023

Asian American Pacific Islanders and the Future of Natural Resource Stewards Panelist Bios and Links 

Weather Whiplash

What are Californians doing about … Weather Whiplash? - May 18, 2023

Weather Whiplash Panelist Bios and Links

Weather Whiplash

Secretary Speaker Series: Generation NOW - California’s Young Environmental Leader Drive Change - April 19, 2023

Generation Now Panelist Links

SSS Generation Now

Secretary Speaker Series: Leading into the Future: Visionary Women Shaping the Future of California’s Coast - March 28, 2023

Leading into the Future -Visionary Women Shaping the Future of California’s Coast Panelist Links

Women's History Month

Secretary Speaker Series: Black Environmental Stewardship

Black Environmental Stewardship – Panelist Links 2.27.2023 

Secretary Speaker Series: After the Storm! A Timely Update on California’s Water Supply - February 21, 2023

After the Storms – Panelist Links 2.21.2023

Secretary Speaker Series: A Decade of Ocean Conservation! An Update on California's Marine Protected Areas - February 14, 2023

 A Decade of Ocean Conservation – Panelist Links 2.14.2023

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Secretary Speaker Series: Blowing in the Wind! The Future of Offshore Wind Power - January 23, 2023

Blowing in the Wind – Panelist Links 1.23.2023

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Secretary Speaker Series: Live from Montreal! Breaking Updates from the UN Biodiversity Negotiation (COP 15) - December 12, 2022

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Strengthening Tribal Partnerships in Our Nature-Based Solutions Work - November 15, 2022 |12:30 – 1:30

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 Latinos in Environmental Stewardship - October 3, 2022
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Expanding the Way We Think About Climate Change: The Surprisingly Important Role of soils and plants in our Carbon & Water Cycles - July 26, 2022

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Looking Back & Moving Forward: Insights & Inspiration from Three Decades of Natural Resources Leadership – June 10, 2022

The Power of Partnerships - June 15, 2022

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Growing Green Schoolyards - June 2nd, 2022

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Secretary Speaker Series: Hidden Heroes for the Environment - Tuesday, April 19

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Secretary Speaker Series: A Special Conversation with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe - Wednesday, April 13

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 Crossings Amid Climate Change: Reconnecting California’s Landscapes – March 21

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Natural and Working Lands: An Underutilized Climate Solution - February 22, 2022

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2022 Priorities with Secretary Crowfoot | January 18, 2022

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The Ocean is Moving In: Building Resilience to Sea Level Rise – November 30

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Reporting Live from COP26 with Secretary Crowfoot – November 8, 2021

 

Good Fire? Managing Ecological Fire in the Age of Climate Change October 19, 2021

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Protecting California Amidst Extreme Heat – August 3, 2021

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 Drought: The Signals of Climate Change – July 13, 2021

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Earth Day: Monday, April 19: Pacific Crest Trail to Planet

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Earth Day: Tuesday, April 20 I State Conservancies 101

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Earth Day: Wednesday, April 21  State Conservancies Fast Forward

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Earth Day: Thursday, April 22: Day of Action!

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Earth Day: Friday, April 23: The Science Exchange

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March 24, 2021 Between 2 States: The Tahoe Advisory Science Council

March 12, 2021 The Science Exchange: A Culture of Change

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February 23, 2021Paradigm Shift: Strengthening Our Wildfire Resilience

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February 2, 2021 - Secretary Speaker Series: 2021 Priorities with Secretary Crowfoot

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December 16, 2020 - From California to Kunming: The Global Effort to Tackle the Nature Crisis

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November 13, 2020 – Building Trust Between State and Tribal Governments: What Does True Co-Management Mean?

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September 25, 2020 – From Wildfire to Water: Investing in Nature Based Solutions to Build Climate Resilience

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September 16, 2020 Remembering Huey

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August 12, 2020 Beyond Polarization: The Unlikely Story of California’s Marine Protected Areas

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July 15, 2020: What We Can Learn from Our Past to Move Toward an Equitable Future

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June 23, 2020: Preserving Conservation - Revitalizing Fishing and Hunting in California

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May 20, 2020: In Conversation with Obi Kaufmann - Environmentalist, author, and illustrator

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April 22, 2020: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

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March 4, 2020: Stewarding the Sierra Nevada Amidst Climate Change

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February 18, 2020: 2020 Priorities with Secretary Crowfoot

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January 14, 2020: Improving Access to California’s Natural and Cultural Treasurers

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November 18, 2019: Protecting California Communities in the Age of Mega-Fires

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September 5, 2019: California’s Biodiversity Challenge

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July 15, 2019: Reactivating Our Floodplains

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To submit ideas or to find out more information contact Gita Chandra at gita.chandra@resources.ca.gov