California Department of Fish and Wildlife

CDFW Climate College Partners

Many CDFW staff and partners have worked together to make the CDFW Climate College possible. CDFW would like to recognize the organizations listed below for their efforts to ensure that the Climate College is a success.

CDFW Climate Training Stakeholder Working Group

CDFW Climate Science Program, Delta Conservancy, CA Dept. of Water Resources, US Forest Service, Coastal Training Program, PG&E, CA LCC, Coravai LLC, Dr. Robert Kamansky

Training Partners

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The Wildlife Society (TWS) supports the education, training, and ethical practice of wildlife professionals throughout their careers and provides professional credentials with three distinct certificates. Holding a certificate from The Wildlife Society places you in a category distinct from other wildlife professionals due to the integrity of the organization and the high standards of the certification process.

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The USFWS National Conservation Training Center will roll out the National Climate Academy in October 2012. In the spirit of collaboration CDFW is working in partnership with the steering committee to coordinate training activities and materials between the two courses. Both courses compliment each other and build on the need for increased communication and collaboration around climate change.


Guest Lecturers

CDFW, Governor's Office, PRBO Conservation Science, USGS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, CalEPA, AFWA

Special Thanks

  • Doug Parsons and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for their groundbreaking efforts to increase climate literacy in state fish and wildlife agencies and beyond.
  • Arpita Choudhury and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies for support and coordination.
  • CDFW staff for their help and commitment to making the CDFW Climate College a reality.
  • The Robert andPatricia Switzer Foundation drives positive environmental change by recognizing and fostering a diverse network of environmental leaders, and mobilizing them through the Switzer Fellowship Network.
    Switzer Foundation