California State Park Foundation’s 2020 Policy Forum: All in for Parks will bring together leaders in government, access, and climate change to develop actionable solutions that meet the pressing challenges facing our state parks. This year’s forum will build on our first annual event in 2019. Over two days, we will think big about the future of our state park system, then break out into workshops to develop solutions to ensure all Californians have access to the outdoors and to create a climate resilient California.
Since 2013, California State Parks Foundation has been annually convening its partners to bring like-minded organizations together for a day of learning, networking, and information sharing. Through these events, we create a culture of support, spark relevant discussions about challenges facing state parks, and solutions for the path forward.
We hope you will join us!
Thursday, November 12, 10:00am - 11:30am
10:00am – 10:50am
Welcome Address from Director Armando Quintero
Hear from California State Parks Director Armando Quintero about his vision for the future of state parks.
11:00am – 11:30am
Looking Forward: The Future of California’s Parks
In this session, we will step back and look at the road ahead. Together, we will discover and develop solutions to overcome the challenges facing our parks and light the way for a brighter future. Speakers to be announced.
Friday, November 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
10:00am – 10:45am
Pathways to Parks
This session will showcase successes and explore new policy solutions that can support equal access to parks and the health benefits they provide for California’s youth in the year to come. Speakers to be announced.
11:00am – 11:45am
Climate Resilient State Parks
In this session, we will discuss how California’s state parks and public lands can be part of a holistic approach to climate resilience, social equity, economic opportunity, and public health. Speakers to be announced.
11:45am – 12:00pm
Closing and Next Steps