2013 John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Symposium

Date: Friday, October 25, 2013

Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Instructor: Presented by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Location: Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery

Symposium: @ $35.00
SBBG Reception and Garden Tour @ $0.00
Student @ $5.00
Webinar-only @ $5.00

Register Early!

Symposium: $25.00 through October 11 then $35.00 per person
Optional: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Reception and Tour on Friday, October 25 from 8:30-10:30 am. Free with registration, reservations required.

Award Dinner: $85.00 through October 11 then $100.00  per person
Award Dinner & Symposium: $100.00 through October 11 then $120.00 per person

Also available via Webinar, sponsored by Citrix

Releasing the Constraints on Large-scale Ecological Restoration

Despite small-scale successes in many different ecosystems and the widely trumpeted need for science-based solutions to mitigate human impacts on vital resources, ecological restoration is still woefully underfunded and typically small in scale. Industry, governments and NGOs make bold policy statements underscoring the importance of long-term investment and systematic approaches, but these have been slow, at best, to materialize.

What exactly are the constraints on ecological restoration? 
Are they technical, institutional, financial, or psychological?

The 2013 Pritzlaff Symposium speakers have a broad range of experience and backgrounds, from private consulting to the non-profit world, government to academia. Each will address these four constraints to restoration as they have experienced them. During the panel discussion to follow, we will all put our heads together to identify strategies for increasing the reach and effectiveness of restoration in the future.


Dr. Bruce Pavlik, 2013 Pritzlaff Award Honoree
Dr. Christy Brigham, Restoration Ecologist, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Denise Knapp, Director of Conservation & Education, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Dr. Michael White, Conservation Science Director, Tejon Ranch Conservancy
Dr. Phil Williams, Beatrix Farrand Distinguished Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley
Dr. Steve Windhager, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden


1:00-1:15: Introduction by Steve Windhager, the Garden’s Executive Director
1:15-2:00: Keynote address by honoree Bruce Pavlik, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
2:00-2:30: Phil Williams, University of California, Berkeley
2:30-3:00: Christy Brigham, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and Cal State Northridge

3:00-3:15: Break

3:15-3:45: Denise Knapp, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Director of Conservation & Education
3:45-4:15: Michael White, Tejon Ranch Conservancy and San Diego State University
4:15-5:00: Panel discussion

2013 John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award Dinner

image of John C. Pritzlaff Conservation Award with wildflowersThursday, October 24, 2013
Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Instructor: Presented by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Location: Montecito Country Club
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The SBBG - John C. Prtizlaff Conservation Symposium
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