2023 Webinars


The CAE Resources Advisory Panel plans and organizes a series of one-hour webinars related to the current issue “Adapting to a Changing Climate” for the student teams to learn more about the connections of the issue to the study topic areas of wildlife, aquatics, soils and forestry.

Academics and natural resource experts in the field will present their lectures via Zoom.
This is an opportunity for the teams to interact with them.

The Zoom link will be provided prior to the date of the webinar.

Study links for each webinar will be provided as background materials for teams to prepare.

The series will last through April 8.

February 18 @ 10:00 am: “Joshua Trees: Managing for Climate Change”
Dr. Lynn Sweet, UC Riverside (presenter).
Ilima Segoviano, NRCS, Indio
 [email protected])
February 25 @ 10:00 am: “Monarchs and Pollinators”
Frank Bradley and Erin Arrestee, Monarch Joint Venture (presenters).
Frank Bradley, NRCS, Napa
 [email protected])
March 4 @ 10 am: “Desert Bighorn Sheep and Climate Change”
Paige Prentice, formerly with California Department of Fish & Wildlife, currently at Oregon State University.
Anna Britzman, NRCS, Hollister
 [email protected])

Bighorn Sheep Resources
Envirothon Wildlife Team 2022-23
Preparation for Webinar on 3/4/23 with Paige Prentice

1. Desert Bighorn Sheep – Joshua Tree National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
– Description, habitat, food, activity, life history, conservation

2. Desert Bighorn Sheep – Species Distribution Model, DRECP | Data Basin
– Desert bighorn sheep potential habitat map

3. Monitoring Efforts (ca.gov)
– Monitoring efforts, capture methods, population surveys, and waterhole sits and cameras for bighorn sheep by CDFW

4. Desert Bighorn Sheep: Connecting a Desert Landscape (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
– Article with background on sheep biology, research information, and pictures

5. Featured Scientist | Paige Prentice (ca.gov)
– Background on Paige Prentice (presenter)

Effects of Climate Change on Population Persistence of Desert-Dwelling Mountain Sheep in California – PDF

March 4 @ 2 pm: “The Importance of Wetlands for MIgratory Birds Along the Pacific Flyway” Tentative Speakers: Yolo Basin Foundation, Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (contact: Russell Huddleston, [email protected])