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Invasive Species Webinar: “Defending the Golden State”

Secretary Ross featured in webinar panel on invasive species and California’s collaborative efforts to reduce their impacts

In recognition of Invasive Species Action Week (June 3-11), CDFA Secretary Karen Ross joined a stellar panel of invasive species experts in government, academia and beyond for this webinar about the many ways that invasive plants and animals can wreak havoc on California’s environment, farms and economy. They threaten agriculture, of course – and they also pose risks for California’s biodiversity, clog waterways, raise fire risks, and weaken levees and other structures. The discussion focused on how invasive species drive multiple challenges and what we can do to reduce their impacts.

The online event was part of a “Secretary Speaker Series” of webinars hosted by California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot. The recorded webinar is available online at

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