The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is responsible for the effective management and protection of California’s endangered and threatened species, and has been a strong partner of the La Kretz Center since our inception. We work together on workshops, public lectures and research aimed at conserving, managing, and recovering sensitive species across the state. Projects that we have worked on collaboratively include our recent publication of an important new book, California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern, joint presentations at the La Kretz Conservation Genomics Workshop, and an ambitious project quantifying the genetic uniqueness of declining western pond turtles in every major river drainage in California.
- CDFW participates in the annual La Kretz Conservation Genomics Workshop, which provides rigorous training to an international community of students
- California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern, written in collaboration with CDFW, is a blueprint for conservation