Saturday, Oct 1, 2022
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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Join the California Desert Coalition (CDC) and the Morongo Basin Conservation Association (MBCA) in a hybrid workshop/webinar on Saturday, October 1st from 9:30-2:30 as we unpack the proposed listing of the western Joshua Tree as a threatened species, and hear a snapshot report on California’s planning for carbon storage in the natural environment.


  • Dr. Tim Krantz, Environmental Scientist, Professor Emeritus, and retired planning commissioner
  • Brendan Cummings, Conservation Director for the Center for Biological Diversity
  • Dr. Cameron Barrows, Professor Emeritus and Research Ecologist, UC Riverside
  • Chris Clarke, Associate Director, California Desert Program, National Parks Conservation Association
  • Robin Kobaly, CEO of the SummerTree Institute

This in-depth education workshop will address the concerns of desert residents and decision-makers about the impacts of the proposed Western Joshua Tree listing as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). It will also provide an overview of how Desert lands work as one of the most important resources for Carbon sequestration.

Our experts will:

  • Explain CESA mandates and process and the roles of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Fish and Game Commission
  • Explain the science and strategy behind the proposed listing of the Joshua Tree
  • Explain California’s climate change plan for carbon storage in Desert lands

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