2020 CARCD Virtual Conference

“The Future of a Resilient California Starts Here”

From November 12th – 24th, 2020, CARCD will be continuing the tradition of bringing together representatives from federal and state agencies, non-profits, private industries, farming communities, and resource conservation districts (RCDs) to share knowledgebuild partnerships, and address urgent natural resource challenges including climate-smart agriculture, the tree mortality crisis, community fire resilience, sustainable groundwater management, watershed health, social equity in conservation, and wildlife preservation. This year for the first time, our conference will be fully online.

The CARCD Annual Conference provides a unique opportunity to connect directly with RCDs, which are recognized as the go-to hubs for conservation and have been implementing voluntary, locally-led conservation on public and private lands since 1937. Meaningful progress will require a collaborative scaling up of solutions to these challenges, and we invite you to join us as we plan for the future.

Please direct any questions to Kiko Barr, conference coordinator, who can be reached at kiko-barr@carcd.org or (916) 836-4804.

Call for Presentation Proposals

We are excited to leverage technology to make this the most accessible and versatile conference yet! To take advantage of the flexibility of the virtual event, not only will we be accepting proposals for traditional presentations and panels, but also for field tourslive demonstrationspre-recorded videos, and other creative alternatives that will engageteach, and inspire. As always, we encourage you to partner with others to help tell your story.

Visit our Call for Presentation Proposals announcement for more details.


Registration will open in August 2020. Stay tuned!