ucla grand challenges | sustainable la
Downtown Los Angeles skyline with lush green hills with green grass and trees of Elysian Park in the foreground.

Partners | 2017

UCLA Grand Challenges | Sustainable LA

The UCLA Grand Challenges (GC) is a multi-year initiative that identifies, incentivizes, and finds solutions for the toughest environmental problems addressing our city, and by extension, our world. La Kretz Director Brad Shaffer is a founding member of the GC steering committee, where he worked closely with Mark Gold to collaboratively identify and work on the challenges we face for a sustainable, ecologically healthy Los Angeles. Their collaborative effort resulted in the California Conservation Genomics Project (CCGP), an interdisciplinary, wide-reaching project that applies cutting edge genomic techniques to address conservation and management questions for our most threatened species in the state.