DEFEND THE DESERT: CALIFORNIA DESERT SUMMIT
Experts Discuss Today’s Critical Conservation Issues.
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, September 30th, 2023, 9am-12:30pm.
Attend the California Desert Summit to learn about the scientific and state planning that affects our communities and environment. You will hear about strategies for protecting desert wildlife and plants from development fragmentation as well as the California visioning to mitigate climate change effects through protection of the natural landscape.
The Summit is organized by California Desert Coalition (CDC) and sponsored by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment. Presentations will be given by noted conservation experts, including keynote speaker Kristeen Penrod, an expert on wildlife corridors and landscape connectivity, Robin Kobaly, famed desert botanist and plant ecologist with expertise on the Southwest Desert, and Dr. Tim Krantz, environmental planner on the frontlines of CEQA/NEPA and former planning commissioner. The presentations will inform participants while supporting strong advocacy strategies to protect the places we love and shape the outcome of land use decisions.
Topics covered by conservation experts include the following:
- How to use the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), a powerful tool for citizens to guide land use decision-making in California,
- Protecting wildlife corridors intrinsic to the landscape level connectivity of the desert,
- California’s vision of 30×30 planning and how the citizen-organized Inland Desert Working Group has been working to shape that plan.
The Summit is a hybrid event offered live at the Bell Center, Copper Mountain College, Joshua Tree, CA and simultaneously online.
RSVP AT firstname.lastname@example.org TO ATTEND THE FREE LIVE WORKSHOP or THE LINK TO THE ZOOM WEBINAR. PLEASE REGISTER by SEPTEMBER 22, 2023
CONTINENTAL REFRESHMENTS SERVED from 8:45am