The Species and Habitats Work Group was formed in July 2014 to begin developing a proposal to the CBC for increasing alignment of agency conservation work. Members include representations from the Strategic Growth Council, CALCC, Caltrans, California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, California Dept. of Water Resources, California Dept. of Conservation, and USDA Forest Service. If you are interested in participating in this work group, please contact Mike Chapel [mike.chapel @ yahoo.com].
Strengthening Agency Alignment for Natural Resource Conservation
The California Biodiversity Council (CBC) held a Workshop to Align Agency Conservation Plans, Policies and Programs in October, 2012, and the results of this workshop led to the Feb. 6, 2013 California Biodiversity Council Meeting in Davis, CA where the Co-Chairs committed to a new resolution for the Council. This resolution, Strengthening Agency Alignment for Natural Resource Conservation is availble as a pdf document. As part of the resolution, CBC Co-Chairs have recommended the formation of an interagency committee to coordinate alignment activities, evaluate risks and opportunities, and maintain an inventory/description of communication and planning processes and tools. Find out more here.