Bioneers 2024 Conference

Stewardship For All

Hosted by Bay Nature

Almost 50% of lands in California have some level of protection, but how do we best take care of these lands and steward them responsibly in the face of rapidly increasing climate instability, development pressures, and the urgent need for far more inclusive access to the natural world by hitherto disenfranchised groups? Bay Nature is an independent nonprofit publication and website with a vision that all people have a close relationship with nature. It has been one of the leading organizations helping connect the people of the Bay Area to the natural world and motivating society to seek to solve problems with nature in mind. In this session leaders in local conservation will share their insights into how to engage specific communities and the broader public through wide ranging volunteer programs, green jobs initiatives and policy innovations to ensure vibrant ecosystems with equitable access to all. Moderated by Kate Golden, Bay Nature’s Digital Editor. With: Annie Burke, the Executive Director of TOGETHER Bay Area, a leading regional voice for resilient lands and watersheds for all the people around the Bay; Yakuta Poonawalla, Associate Director of Community Stewardship and Engagement at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy; Jessica Sloan, Volunteer Program Supervisor at East Bay Regional Park District; Steven Addison, Conservation Program Manager at Civicorps.  

Golden Bear Room, Hotel Shattuck Plaza


March 30th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm


Steven Addison
Conservation Program Manager
Annie Burke
Executive Director
Yakuta Poonawalla
Associate Director of Community Stewardship and Engagement
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy,
Jessica Sloan
Volunteer Program Supervisor
East Bay Regional Park District
Kate Golden
Digital Editor
Bay Nature