Secretary Speaker Series


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 Event

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The Ocean is Moving In: Building Resilience to Sea Level Rise – November 30, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.

Sea level rise threatens California’s beloved beaches, wetlands, and tidepools, and more broadly, our coastal communities and state economy. Climate change is accelerating, which means now is the time to prepare, adapt, and mitigate this complex threat. But how do we adjust to sea level rise and what does that mean for our policies and investments? Join us for a science update from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and to hear how California’s Tribal, state, and local governments are coming together to build resilience for our world-renowned coast. Register via Zoom.


Previous Speaker Series Events

Reporting Live from COP26 with Secretary Crowfoot – November 8, 2021 – 12:00-12:45 PM



Good Fire? Managing Ecological Fire in the Age of Climate Change October 19, 2021 at 12:30 PM

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Protecting California Amidst Extreme Heat – August 3, 2021 – 12:30-1:45 PM

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Drought: The Signals of Climate Change – July 13, 2021 – 12:30-1:45 PM

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Earth Day: Monday, April 19 I 12:30-1:30 PM: Pacific Crest Trail to Planet

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Earth Day: Tuesday, April 20 I 12:30-1:30 PM: State Conservancies 101

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Earth Day: Wednesday, April 21 I 12:30-1:30 PM: 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: 12:30-1:30 PM: The Science Exchange

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March 24, 2021, 12:30 PM: Between 2 States: The Tahoe Advisory Science Council


March 12, 2021, 12:30 PM: The Science Exchange: A Culture of Change

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February 23, 2021, 12:30 PM: Paradigm 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?


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


September 16, 2020 – 12:30 PM: Remembering Huey

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August 12, 12:30pm-1:45pm: Beyond Polarization: The Unlikely Story of California’s Marine Protected Areas

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July 15, 12:30-2 p.m.: What We Can Learn from Our Past to Move Toward an Equitable Future

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June 23, 12:30 p.m.: Preserving Conservation - Revitalizing Fishing and Hunting in California


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



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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