Agenda Announced for the 73rd Annual CARCD Conference

Aerial photo of Kona Kai Resort, San Diego

Featuring four days of trainings, breakout sessions, panels, and networking opportunities, the Annual CARCD Conference is a highly anticipated event that brings together conservation practitioners, scientists, private landowners and land managers, legislators, non-profits, and state and federal agency representatives.

This year at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego from November 14-17, participants will explore and celebrate the strategies, programs, and partnerships that are helping to cultivate thriving landscapes and adaptable communities throughout California.

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With an expected attendance of over 250 natural resource and conservation professionals, this will be a unique opportunity to build new and strengthen existing partnerships, become acquainted with locally-driven conservation programs throughout the state, and explore opportunities for innovation through the cross-pollination of ideas.


We are excited to announce the release of our agenda! This year’s conference will feature:

  • Opening session speakers:
    • Claire Jahns, Natural Resource Agency
    • Louise Bedsworth, CA Strategic Growth Council
    • Sam Schuchat, Coastal Conservancy
    • John de Graaf
    • More to come!
  • Over 45 presentations in 3 Breakout Session Tracks including topics on: Transformative Working Lands, Forests and Fires, Urban Community Adaptation, Water Conservation, and Conservation Tools
  • Soil Health Summit Wednesday
  • Intimate “Beachside Chats”

We are honored to feature presentations from our partners at:

     USDA NRCS
     CAL FIRE
     Community Alliance of Family Farmers
     Point Blue Conservation Science
     CalCAN
     TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation
     CA Strategic Growth Council
     American Farmland Trust
     Environmental Defense Fund
     CA Department of Fish and Wildlife
     CA Department of Conservation
     Best Best & Krieger Law

Presenters will impart critical information and practical tools that will empower participants to implement conservation and natural resource management solutions for adapting to our changing world. We look forward to seeing you there.