Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources

The Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee is responsible for the review of state and federal budget items, legislative, and regulatory proposals concerning agriculture and natural resources, including environmental policies that  affect county operations and local economies. This wide range of issues includes: agriculture, air quality, water, forestry, mining, cannabis, endangered species, disasters, energy, parks and recreation, public lands, coastal resources, fish and game, regulatory streamlining, solid waste and hazardous waste.

Chair: Bruce Gibson, San Luis Obispo County
Vice Chairs: Sherri Brennan, Tuolumne County; and Phil Serna, Sacramento County

CSAC Staff:

Cara Martinson, Senior Legislative Representative/Federal Affairs Manager​

Nick Cronenwett, Legislative Analyst

Karen Schmelzer, Legislative Assistant


AENR Bills of Interest

AENR Policy Unit Overview



Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources Recent News

News about AENR-related bills, budget actions, regulatory proposals, and more, as featured in the CSAC Bulletin.




Agendas and Meeting Materials

2017 CSAC 123rd Annual Conference Materials 

Workshop: The Social, Community, & Public Health Impacts of Cannabis 

“Social Justice Aspects of Proposition 64: Adult Use of Marijuana Act” by Glenn Backes,Public Policy Research & Consulting



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