California Biodiversity Council Fall 2017 Meeting

Monday, November 13, 2017 to Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Contact Name: 
Stephanie Horii
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Contact Phone: 

Theme: Mainstreaming the Integrated Regional Conservation and Development (IRCAD) Program

Meetting Highlights Include:

  • Updates on CA conservation programs & initiatives 

  • Next steps discussion on IRCAD 

  • Keynote speaker & networking dinner 

  • Field visits to important conservation project sites 

Nov 13 Agenda Topics

  • Pop-Up Talks: Conservation Updates
  • Spotlight Conservation Updates: Forest Planning and Management / Watershed Improvement Program; Conservation Strategy for 2017 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) Update; Regional Conservation Investment Strategy (RCIS) Program Implementation 
  • Site Visit – Paicines Ranch: Management of natural and working lands at the local and landscape scale for integrated conservation development 
  • IRCAD Update: Review work plan, current activities, next steps, and open discussion 

  • Keynote Speaker and Networking Dinner 

Nov 14 Agenda Topics

  • Site Visit – The Nature Conservancy Pajaro Reserv: Pajaro Compass Effort, local watershed, Pajaro Preserve and partnerships, Bay Area Greenprint, mountain ranges habitat connectivity vision, and Pajaro River Agricultural Preserve 
  • Conservation & Development Activities in the Southern Santa Clara Valley Area: Climate and agriculture preservation programs, urbanization interface with key agricultural landscapes, conservation easements, and transportation infrastructure 

  • Site Visit – Coyote Valley: Coyote Valley landscape linkage, integrated water resources master plan, Santa Clara RCIS Pilot, and Santa Clara Natural Community Conservation Plan/Habitat Conservation Plan


Registration fee is $275 and will cover refreshments, dinner, and the field trip lunch. Bus seating is limited for the field trip, and there will be presentations and interactive discussions on the bus. Register early to guarantee your spot. Visit to go to the main events page, then click on the “CA Biodiversity Council” event to register. 

Registration deadline is Friday, November 3.