2018 California Islands Biosecurity Workshop

On August 13, 2018, eighteen island managers from 8 different organizations came together at Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego, CA to discuss biosecurity priorities for the California Islands.

To see the agenda and read the notes from the workshop, click here!

 2018 Workshop Attendees. (left to right) back row: Roland Sosa (US Navy), Juliana Matos (NPS/TNC/US Navy), Christina Boser (TNC), Katrina Olthof (Wildlands), Lara Brenner (Catalina Island Conservancy), Morgan Ball (Wildlands), Bill Hoyer (US Navy), Martin Ruane (US Navy), Ken Convery (NPS), John Randall (TNC), Valerie Vartanian (US Navy); front row: Mariam Latofski-Robles (GECI), Yuliana Bedolla Guzman (GECI), Annie Little (USFWS), Mariamar Garciadego (GECI), Emily Hamblen (Catalina Island Conservancy), Ana Cardenas Tapia (GECI), Georgia Born-Schmidt (CONABIO, photo credit).

2018 Workshop Attendees. (left to right) back row: Roland Sosa (US Navy), Juliana Matos (NPS/TNC/US Navy), Christina Boser (TNC), Katrina Olthof (Wildlands), Lara Brenner (Catalina Island Conservancy), Morgan Ball (Wildlands), Bill Hoyer (US Navy), Martin Ruane (US Navy), Ken Convery (NPS), John Randall (TNC), Valerie Vartanian (US Navy); front row: Mariam Latofski-Robles (GECI), Yuliana Bedolla Guzman (GECI), Annie Little (USFWS), Mariamar Garciadego (GECI), Emily Hamblen (Catalina Island Conservancy), Ana Cardenas Tapia (GECI), Georgia Born-Schmidt (CONABIO, photo credit).

Island Biosecurity: All for One and One for All

On October 23, 2017, island managers from the California Islands gathered at Cabrillo National Monument to share experiences and solicit support to advance biosecurity efforts. The daylong workshop involved presentations and discussions, allowing the 15 participants to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities within not only their individual biosecurity programs, but also the interconnected biosecurity work ongoing throughout the California Islands.