California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Course Schedule and Materials

Below is a list of lectures and speakers for CDFW’s Climate College 2012-2013. Lectures are open to anyone who is interested in participating, and will be recorded and posted for those unable to join on the day of the event. Click on each lecture below for more information on the speaker(s), reading materials, companion webinars, and additional registration information.

September 18, 2012

California leading the way on climate action; where we go next is up to you! This lecture is a climate town hall with Director Bonham and representatives from the Governor’s Office. Speakers:

  • Chuck Bonham, Director, CDFW
  • Ken Alex, Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, Director of the Office of Planning and Research
  • Cliff Rechtschaffen, Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown
  • Amber Pairis, Climate Change Advisor, CDFW


  • Lecture 1 presentation (PDF)
    Due to a technical difficulty there is no archived webinar for this lecture. Apologies for the inconvenience.

October 15, 2012

November 5, 2012

What's happening? Projected climate change impacts to California and the San Francisco Bay region: 2C or not 2C, that is the Challenge. This lecture is a collaborative effort between CDFW and the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CA LCC) and will feature additional optional presentations on climate change projects taking place throughout California that are supported by the CA LCC. Speaker:

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Tom Suchanek, Research Manager, Lead Scientist and Climate Change Coordinator, USGS Western Ecological Research Center


December 6, 2012

The National Response: What are other state and federal partners doing? Speakers:

  • Arpita Choudhury, Science and Research Liaison, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Washington, DC
  • Richard Kearney, Assistant Regional Director, Science Application, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


January 15, 2013

Go Big or Go Home: Collaborative Partnerships in a Changing Climate Speakers:

  • Diana Craig, Regional Wildlife Ecologist, U.S. Forest Service
  • Emily Young, Senior Director of Environment Analysis and Strategy, San Diego Foundation


February 12, 2013

March 12, 2013

April 11, 2013

In it for the long haul: CDFW Going Green Sustainability Initiative Speakers:
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Crilly Butler, Senior Information Systems Analyst, CDFW
Whitney Albright, Climate Change Associate, CDFW


May 16, 2013

June 13,2013

CDFW Climate College Poster Session and Awards Ceremony

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