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CCLT Conservation Forum: October 26, 2022

October 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 10:00am – 3:00pm

CCLT Conservation Forum is a roundtable discussion at which we learn, discuss and help shape conservation practice, including conservation law, in California. We will continue to provide a deep dive into a small number of topics at each meeting.

This Forum will be virtual only via Zoom. (Zoom link to be provided with registration confirmation.)
Register using the form below. A recording will be sent to all registered participants after the event.

A request for approval for four (4) legal continuing education credits (MCLE) is pending. None of the credits may be claimed for required MCLE in legal ethics, elimination of bias, or competence issues.


10am-12pm: Everything conservation organizations need to know about water

  • Water Rights 101: brief overview of water law by Stephanie Tavares-Buhler
  • Catalyzing Action for Water Assets: Rights, Networks, Databases, Prioritization and More: Amy Campbell, The Nature Conservancy; Sara Press, Sonoma Land Trust; Taylor Jang, Peninsula Open Space Trust
  • Groundwater Challenges and Opportunities: Climate Change, Ecosystems, and Communities: Melissa Rohde, The Nature Conservancy; Ngodoo Atume, Clean Water Action;  Jose Pablo Ortiz Partida, Union of Concerned Scientists; Samantha Arthur, California Audubon

12pm-1pm: Break


  • Modern Baselines: What Hath Experience Wrought?: Sarah Sigman, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP; Lena Pollastro, Land Trust of Napa County
  • Legislative and Case Updates: Mark Fenstermaker, Pacific Policy Group; Misti Schmidt, Conservation Partners
  • Shared Wisdom




October 26, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


California Council of Land Trusts
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