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CA OHV Recreation Division

Trust for Public Land

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US Geological Survey


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Defenders of Wildlife


January 16: Day 1
1:00 pm Welcome by Ron Rempel, CA Department of Fish and Game, Deputy Director, Habitat Conservation Division, and David Widell, CA Department of Parks and Recreation, Deputy Director, Off- Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.
1:30 Introductions and workshop overview.
1:45 Presentation and discussion of the Legacy Project: Madelyn Glickfeld, The Resources Agency, Assistant Secretary, California Legacy Project.
2:30 Break
2:45 Presentation of existing regional planning efforts: Bill Havert, Executive Director, Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy; Bill Haight, Lead, West Mojave Plan, Desert District, Bureau of Land Management; Dick Crowe, Resource Management Specialist, Desert District, Bureau of Land Management.
3:45 Brainstorm session on, regional concerns, issues and challenges.
Objective: To gain a sense of the unique issues and challenges of the region and how they affect conservation efforts.
4:30 Information Exchange; light buffet. Objective: To share information on natural resources, rural recreation and working landscapes in the region.

6:30 pm Adjourn
January 17: Day 2
8:00 am Information Exchange; continental breakfast
8:30 Welcome.
8:45 Introduction to 2nd day's activities; brief review of 1st day; review of small-group exercise.
9:00 First small group session; regional perspectives.
Objective: To gain a sense of additional natural resource, working landscape and recreational planning needs beyond those already underway; future state partnership opportunities to aid in natural resource and working landscape conservation and the provision of recreational opportunities; and the greatest needs for implementing conservation plans.
11:00 Break
11:15 Potential Uses of the California Conservation Digital Atlas.
Objective: To allow participants to review this web-based tool with interactive maps that can help support planning efforts.
11:45 Information Exchange; buffet lunch.
1:30 Explanation of afternoon small group session.

1:45 Second small group session; strategies that support resource conservation and economic needs.
Objective: To gain a sense of those conservation priorities and specific strategies that can offer mutual benefit to conservation and local economies.

2:40 Break

2:50 Report back on workshop results to Luree Stetson, Deputy Secretary for Environmental Programs, The Resources Agency.
4:00 Brief discussion of next steps and adjourn.

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