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BIA|Bay Area’s final event of 2023 features John Burns Research & Consulting an independent research provider focused on the housing industry. John Burns and his team of experts provide members with a valuable national and local housing market perspective and forecast. Executives at builders, developers, product manufacturers, and private equity and hedge fund firms utilize their insight to make great decisions. WRA’s Principal Leslie Lazarotti will attend.

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SCAG will host the 14th annual Southern California Economic Summit on Dec. 7 at the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles. The Economic Summit brings together leading voices to discuss the long-term health of Southern California’s economy and to explore the major economic factors that inform Connect SoCal 2024, SCAG’s draft Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy.

From generating new jobs to creating efficiency gains for commuters, shipping and travel, a strong regional transportation system has economic benefits for all of the nearly 19 million people in the region. Southern California has the resources to accelerate its economy toward stability, growth and prosperity—and can build momentum with regional collaboration toward shared goals.

Register now to join leaders in business, planning and public policy working to accelerate the region at the 14th annual Southern California Economic Summit.

WRA Principal Nate Bello will attend.

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CLE International is the 19th Annual CEQA Conference December 8-9, 2023 in San Francisco. The event will include two days of expert presentations, real-life examples, and lively discussions about the California Environmental Quality Act.

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WRA is proud to sponsor the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) 78th annual conference December 13-15, 2023 at the DoubleTree Hilton, Sacramento. This year’s theme is “Growing Together to Meet the Moment”. The CARCD continues the tradition of bringing together representatives from federal and state agencies, non-profits, private industries, farming communities, and resource conservation districts (RCDs) to share knowledge, build partnerships, and address urgent natural resource challenges. Experts will present and engage in conversations on climate-smart agriculture, the tree mortality crisis, community fire resilience, sustainable groundwater management, watershed health, social equity in conservation, and wildlife preservation.

WRA Restoration Permitting Specialist Erik Schmidt will present, “20 Years of Progress in California: Advances in State and Federal Permitting and CEQA Review for Habitat Restoration and Multi-benefit Projects” on December 14 from 1:15-1:35 pm. WRA Senior Community Resilience Planner Molly Curley O’Brien will also attend the event.

Read more on our news page!

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Northern California Botanists will host its 12th botanical symposium on January 8-9, 2024 on the campus of California State University in Chico. The sessions will also be available online. Optional workshops will be held on Wednesday, January 10. A 2-day schedule of presentations by working botanists will include sessions on Vegetation Classification, Climate Change, Grassland Restoration, Bryophytes, Locally Rare Plants, Now the Good News, New Discoveries, and a session of Lightning Talks.

Two workshops will be held on Wednesday and will include a field trip/workshop on the Soils, Landforms, and Vegetation of Big Chico Creek Canyon and Beyond by Andrew Conlin with the Chico Soil Survey Office, Natural Resources Conservation Service and a field trip/workshop on “Heritage Growers Source Identified Native Seed Production Facility Tour” by Pat Reynolds with Heritage Farms.

See the Program and Workshop Page for more information.

WRA is a sponsor and exhibitor at the event.

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