Workshops

Annual Workshops

2016 Workshop

9:00-Welcome and Introductions

9:15-Agricultural Programs and HCP’s/NCCP’s

Phil Hogan, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Jeanne Merril, CalCAN

10:15-Break

10:35-Individual Species Conservation Science-Giant Garter Snake

Josh Hull, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service

11:30-The California Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Debra Schlafmann, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

12:00-Lunch (provided) and Networking

1:00-Regional Conservation Investment Strategies-a New California Program

Liz O’Donoghue, The Nature Conservancy

Petrea Marchand, Yolo Habitat Conservancy

Kevin Hunting, California Departement of Fish and Game

1:45-NCCPs/HCPs and Plants

Katie Barrows, Coachela Valley Conservation Commission

Carol Witham, California Native Plant Society

Terah Donovan, Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency

2:45-Break

3:05-Climate Change Tools for NCCPs and HCPs

Jeanne Hoffman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dan Cox, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

3:40-Wrap Up

2014 Workshop

9:00-Welcome

9:10-The Northern California Conservation Planning Partners and Regional Conservation Planning

Dr. John Hopkins-Institute for Ecological Health

9:30-Using Science to Detect Species Trends in Response to a Changing Environment

Dr. Cameron Barrows-U.C. Riverside

10:10-Break

10:30-Wetland Registration: History, Ecology and Community

Moderator: Abigail Fateman, East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy

Robin Grossinger-San Francisco Estuary Institute-Understanding the Historical Ecological Context

Matt Quinn-H.T. Harvey and Associates-Putting the Pieces Together: Site Selection, Habitat and Species Specific Design and Construction

Phil Stevens-Urban Creeks Council-Engaging Communities for Long-term Restoration Success

11:50-Lunch (provided) and Networking

12:50-Funding Conservation Plan Implementation: Federal, State and Local

Moderator: Dr. John Hopkins, Institute for Ecological Health

Joe Caves, Conservation Strategy Group

Dr. Darla Guenzler, California Council of Land Trusts

Jaimee Lederman, University of California at Los Angeles

1:50-Economic Benefits of HCPs

Teifion-Rice Evans, Economic and Planning Systems

2:30-Break

2:45-Regional Conservation Plans and Lessons Learned

Moderator: Chris Lee, Solano County Water Agency

Michael Beck, Endangered Habitats League

Loren Clark, Placer County Conservation Plan

Danelle Stylos, Yuba/Sutter Regional Conservation Plan

3:45-Wrap Up

2013 Workshop

Speakers/Presentations from 2013 Workshop

Welcome and Overview

John Hopkins, Ph.D., Institute for Ecological Health

Keynote Speaker Charlton Bonham, Director, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Planning Overview

John Kopchik, East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy

From Conserving Nature to Sustainable Communities: Interactions Between Regional Planning Approaches

Michael Fitts, Endangered Habitats League

Liz O’Donoghue, The Nature Conservancy

Ken Schreiber, Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency

Habitat Conservation in a Brave New Environment: Nitrogen Deposition, Climate Change, and Checkerspot Butterflies

Stuart Weiss, Ph.D., Creekside Center for Earth Observation

Cars, Cows and Checkerspot Butterflies: Nitrogen Deposition and Management of Nutrient-Poor Grasslands For a Threatened Species

Impacts of Nitrogen Deposition on California Ecosystem and Biodiversity

Nitrogen Critical Loads and Management Alternatives For N-Impacted Ecosystems in California

The Geography of Climate Change: Implications For Conservation Biogeography

Keynote Speaker

Cay Goude, Assistant Field Supervisor, Sacramento Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Grappling with Invasive Plants

Morgan Doran, University of California Cooperative Extension

Doug Johnson, California Invasive Plant Council

Regional Conservation Planning: from Preparation to Implementation

Julia Fonseca, Office of Sustainability and Conservation, Pima County, Arizona

Shannon Lucas and Cassidee Shinn, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Ken Schreiber, Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency

Workshop Sponsors
Ascent Environmental
CH2MHILL
Consero Solutions
Dudek
Economic and Planning Systems
ECORP Consulting
H.T. Harvey and Associates
ICF International
LSA Associates
PMC
Wildlands

2012 Workshop

Speakers/Presentations from 2012 Workshop

Welcome and Overview

John Hopkins, Ph.D.,Institute for Ecological Health

Coordinating Wetlands and Aquatic Resources Permitting with HCPs

Paul Jones, U.S. EPA-Moderator

Panel Discussion

Mike Jewell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Bill Orme, State Water Resources Control Board

John Kopchik, East Contra Costa Habitat Conservancy

The Placer County Conservation Plan

Loren Clark, Placer County Community Development Resource Agency-Moderator

Panel Discussion

Jennifer Byous, Placer County Community Development Resurce Agency

Mike Thomas, U.S. Fish and Wildife Service

Terry Davis, Mother Lode Chapter, Sierra Club

Bob Shattuck, Lennar Homes

Keynote Speaker-The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

Wayne Spencer, Ph.D., Conservation Biology Institute

Public Participation and Regional Conservation Plans

Joan Chaplick, MIG

Biological Impacts of Climate Change

Sam Veloz, Ph.D., PRBO Conservation Science

Historical Ecological Analysis and its Application to Regional HCPs/NCCPs

Robin Grossinger, San Francisco Estuary Institute

2011 Workshop

Speakers/Presentations from 2011 Workshop

Introduction

David Okita, Solano County Water Agency

Conservation Planning from Tahoe to the Bay-A Regional Picture

John Hopkins, Institute of Ecological Health-Moderator

Panel Discussion

Loren Clark, Placer County Planning Department

Joyce Hunting, South Sacramento HCP Ken Schreiber, Santa Clara HCP/NCCP

The Solano Habitat Conservation Plan

Chris Lee, Solano County Water Agency-Moderator

Panel Discussion

Steve Foreman, LSA & Associates

Sheila Larsen, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Greg Martinelli, California Department of Fish & Game

Real World Economics of Implementing Conservation Plans

John Hopkins-Moderator

John Kopchik, East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy

Steve Mayo, San Joaquin Council of Governments

Ron Rempel, San Diego Management and Monitoring Program

Lessons Learned from Implementing Conservation Plans

John Hopkins-Moderator

Michelle Barlow, Pacific Gas & Electric

Brenda Johnson, California Department of Fish & Game

John Roberts, Natomas Basin Conservancy

2010 Workshop

Speakers/Presentations from 2010 Workshop

Introduction

David Okita, Solano County Water Agency

Key Aspects of Regional Conservation Planning

John Hopkins, Institute of Ecological Health

Coordinating Wetlands and Aquatic Resources Permitting with Habitat Conservation Plans

I. Approaches

Loren Clark, Placer County Planning Department

Mary Pakenham-Walsh, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

II. Perspectives

John Kopchik, Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy-Moderator

Jason Brush, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Kate Dadey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Bob Solecki, State Water Resources Control Board

Paul Campos, Home Builders Association of Northern California

Terry Davis, Mother Lode Chapter Sierra Club

The Roles of Mitigation and Conservation Banks in Habitat Conservation Plans

Joyce Hunting, South Sacramento County Habitat Conservation Plan-Moderator

Kate Dadey, U.S Army Corps of Engineers

Brenda Johnson and Jennifer Navicky, California Department of Fish and Game

Travis Hemmen, Westervelt Ecological Services

Ken Sanchez, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service

The Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan

Ken Schreiber, Santa Clara Valley HCP/NCCP Program Manager-Moderator

Lisa Killough, County of Santa Clara

David Zippin, ICF International

2009 Workshop

Speakers/Presentations from 2009 Workshop

Chris Lee, Solano County Water Agency-Introduction

John Hopkins, Intitute of Ecological Health-Essentials of Regional Conservation Planning in Northern California

Bay Delta Conservation Plan Connections with County HCPs and NCCPs

David Okita, Solano County Water Agency-Moderator-Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Carl Wilcox, Department of Fish and Game-BDCP-Interfacing with Conservation Plans

Kim Delfino, Defenders of Wildlife-BDCP Connections with County HCPs and NCCPs

Maria Wong, Yolo Natural Heritage Program JPA

Farming and Conservation Plans

Steve Mayo, San Joaquin County HCP-Moderator

Mario Jaques, SJ County Farmer/Real Esate Broker-A Landowners Perspective: Farming under Habitat Conservation Easements

Dan Ariola, Airola Environmental Consulting-Conservation Strategies for Agricultural Landscapes: The Yolo Natural Heritage Program NCCP/HCP

David Sunding, Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics, UC Berkeley-Economic Research to Support Development of the Yolo County Natural Heritage Program

Climate Change and Conservation Plans

Ken Schreiber, Santa Clara Valley HCP/NCCP-Moderator

Mark Schwartz, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, UC Davis-Climate Change, Ecological Impacts and Managing Biodiversity

Brenda Johnson, Department of Fish and Game-Regional Conservation Planning in California: A Tool for Adopting to Climate Change

Mark Kramer, The Nature Conservancy-Climate Change and Habitat Plans: Federal Policy and Funding

The East Contra Costa HCP/NCCP-Lessons from Two Years of Implementation

Panel Presentation

John Kopchik, East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy-Moderator

David Zippin, ICF Jones and Stokes

Leigh Chavez, Contra Costa County Public Works Department

Jim Gwerder, Citizens’ Land Alliance

Sheila Larsen, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

2008 Workshop

008 HCP Workshop

2008 Presentations

California Rangeland Conservation Coalition-Karen Sweet

Essentials of Regional Conservation Planning-John Hopkins, Ph.D

How is Nature Doing?-Brenda Johnson, Ph.D, Ron Rempel, Wayne Spencer, Ph.D

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Seventeenth Annual Workshop

Habitat Conservation Planning from Tahoe to the Bay

October 16th, 2019, Ulatis Community Center, Vacaville