On Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, the Alameda County Resource Conservation District hosted a ‘Day in the District’ event at the Martinelli Event Center in Livermore, CA. Our goal for the day was to provide state and local agencies and governing officials with a chance to learn about the wide scope of projects, programs, and services that we have to offer. It featured talks on wildlife friendly stock pond restorations and permitting, climate change resilience on working landscapes, rangeland management and monitoring, riparian habitat restoration, and the beginning stages of developing wildlife corridors in the Easy Bay!
We had over 80 people in attendance from a variety of agencies, such as the California Department of Conservation, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Wildlife Conservation Board, PG&E, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), Natural Resources Conservation Service, California Rangeland Conservation Coalition, and Cal Fire – to name a few. We also had representatives from local agencies such as StopWaste, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Zone 7 Water Agency, Livermore Wine Grower’s Association, East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD), Alameda County Fire Department, UC Cooperative Extension, Alameda County Farm Bureau, and many more!
The day was filled with presentations from the Conservation Partnership staff and many of our partners. Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, the newly elected California State Assemblywoman for District 16, provided the opening remarks. David Bunn, Director of the CA Department of Conservation (DOC), and Keali’i Bright, Division Director of the Land Resource Protection Division at DOC, provided the luncheon keynote address. The full agenda for the day can be found here.
We want to thank all of our 16 guest speakers that presented at the event, including representatives from the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts, UC Davis Road Ecology Center, LD Ford Rangeland Conservation Science, SFPUC, EBRPD, Sweet Ranches, Alameda County Fire, Cal Fire, the City of Livermore, and Wente Vineyards. The day would not have been possible without your support and contributions!
Funding for ‘Day in the District’ was provided in part by the California Department of Conservation.