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

Join Secretary Crowfoot for a virtual town hall-styled event to learn more—and help inform—our Agency’s 2021 priorities. Please bring your questions and suggestions! We are eager to advance our shared priorities doubling down on climate action, advancing environmental conservation to meet the Governor’s new “30 by 30” commitment, and expanding tribal engagement and equitable access for all. The event can be viewed on Zoom


Previous Speaker Series Events

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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