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: Chris Howard, Del Norte County
Vice Chair: Daron McDaniel, Merced County
Vice Chair: Heidi Hall, Nevada County 

CSAC Staff:

Catherine Freeman, Legislative Representative
Ada Waelder, Legislative Analyst
Amanda Yang, Senior Legislative Assistant


AENR Bills of Interest

AENR Policy Unit Overview

2020 Year in Review & 2021 AENR Priorities

AENR Top 20 Bills


Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources Recent News

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




Regulatory Roundup

In addition to our efforts in the Legislature, the CSAC AENR team is also tracking numerous regulatory efforts at a variety of state agencies. Please see our letters to various state agencies below.


2020-2021 Platform Chapters: Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources

The California County Platform is a statement of policies on issues of concern and interest to California’s counties. CSAC’s policy committees and Board of Directors review the platform regularly, amending and updating when necessary. Generally, CSAC policy committees adopt recommend updates to their relevant platform chapters every two years at the Annual Meeting. Committee recommendations are adopted through an action item and then sent to the Board to be adopted for final approval.



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