Sponsorship of the 2024 California Land & Water Conservation Conference is a fantastic way to increase your organization’s visibility with colleagues, state leaders, and other conservation partners. We have added some exciting new benefits for our sponsors and offer a unique opportunity to promote your organization among leaders and decision makers of the conservation community in multiple ways. Your investment in this conference also assists in providing cutting-edge information and services to California’s land trust members and the state’s conservation community.

Tentative Sessions Schedule At A Glance

Confirmed Speakers

Opening Plenary

  • Bridget Fithian, Chair, CCLT Board of Directors, Executive Director, Sierra Foothill Conservancy
  • Wade Crowfoot, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency

Breakout Sessions

  • 1.1 Owen Wozniak, Land Trust Alliance; Becky Remser, East Bay Regional Park District
  • 1.2 Craig Zeff, Monica Aquino, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife; Lauren Miller, Sierra Foothill Conservancy
  • 1.3 Amanda Kochanek, Dariya Draganova, GreenInfo Network 
  • 1.4 Jenna Archer, Shute Mihaly & Weinberger; Lena Pollastro, Napa Land Trust; John Walsh (invited), WCB
  • 1.5 Deborah Rogers, Melanie Barranco, Center for Natural Lands Management
  • 2.1 Eliza Millio, San Mateo RCD; Drew Loganbill, NRCS; Bonnie Eyestone, Point Blue Conservation Science; Hayley Strohm, TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation
  • 2.2 Kellyx Nelson, San Mateo RCD; Nancy Wahl-Scheurish, CARCD
  • 2.3 To Be Announced – Save the Redwoods League, Sequoai Nat’l monument
  • 2.4 Sara Clark, SMW; Valentin Lopez, Esak Ordonez, Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
  • 2.5 Hawk Rosales, Ndé (Apache) Indigenous Lands Defender and Consultant, Teri Red Owl, Bishop Paiute Tribe Nuumu from Payahuunadu Executive Director, Owens Valley Indian Water Commission, Dr. Ken Lucero, Zia Pueblo Tribal and Indigenous Lands Director, TPL
  • 3.1 Misti Schmidt, Conservation Partners, others to be announced
  • 3.2 Kendra Johnson moderater; Dorian Payan; Bryan Largay, LTSCC; Ben Wright, POST
  • 3.3 Molly Schnur-Salimbene, Katie Kincaid, Carina Damian, San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust
  • 3.4 John McCaul, Sonoma Land Trust; Jill Scott, City of Santa Rosa; Pierre Ratte, Sonoma County Ag + Open Space District
  • 3.5 Sarah Rubin, CA Department of Conservation; Fawn Scheer, Helianth Partners, LLC; Bridget Fithian, Sierra Foothill Conservancy; Shanna Atherton-Bauer, CA Dept. of Conservation
  • 4.1 Dan Olstein, POST; Gabe Ross, Shute Mihaly & Weinberger; Taylor Jang, POST
  • 4.2 Sarah Sigman, SMW; Stephanie Tavares-Beutler, Sonoma County Ag + Open Space; Peter Silchuk, Boutin Jones Inc.; Jenna Archer, SMW; Lena Pollastro, Napa Land Trust
  • 4.3 Bridget Fithian, CCLT/Sierra Foothill Conservancy; Kay Ogden, CCLT/Eastern Sierra Land Trust

Closing Plenary

  • Jennifer Norris, PhD, Executive Director, Wildlife Conservation Board
  • Griff Griffith, Redwoods Rising, California State Parks
  • Keali’I Bright, Division Director, Land Resource Protection, California Dept of Conservation
  • Shanna Ahterton-Bauer, Conservation Programs Manager, California Deptment of Conservation