Biodiversity & Climate Committee

The protection and management of natural and working lands, including forests, is an essential strategy in meeting the state’s greenhouse gas reduction goals and is now official policy. Recent legislation requires all state agencies, departments, boards and commissions to consider this policy when revising or establishing regulations, expenditures or grant criteria relating to the protection and management of natural and working lands. The Biodiversity & Climate Working group will ensure coordination, alignment and integration between state agencies and the Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan.

Work Group: Biodiversity & Climate Committee

Work Group leads:

Amanda Hansen – Deputy Secretary for Climate Change, CA Natural Resources Agency

Clesi Bennett – Environmental Scientist, CA Natural Resources Agency

Jennifer Norris – Deputy Secretary for Biodiversity and Habitat, CA Natural Resources Agency

Partnering Organizations

Biodiversity & ClimateCommittee resources

Key Actions Assigned:

1.9 – 1.15