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: Viteo Chiesa, Stanislaus County
Vice Chair: Carole Groom, San Mateo County
Vice Chair: Chris Howard, Del Norte 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.





A List of comment letters submitted to state agencies, the Legislature, and the Governor’s Office regarding a variety of topics.


2019-2020 Platform Chapters: Agriculture, Environment, and Natural Resources

Background. 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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