California Resources Agency

Brian Baird
Ocean Resources Management
Program Manager
Resources Agency
State of California

          Brian E. Baird is the Ocean Program Manager with the Resources Agency, a position he has held since January 1993. In this capacity Mr. Baird directs the California Ocean Resources Management Program and is the lead for complying with the requirements of Assembly Bill 205 (1990) which transferred responsibility for all marine and coastal management programs to the Secretary for Resources (other than those located within other agencies by statute). He represents the Resources Agency on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, is Chair of the Resources Agency Sea Grant Advisory Panel, and is in charge of producing a statewide strategy for protecting and managing the State's ocean resources titled, California's Ocean Resources: An Agenda for the Future. This document provides the first attempt in many years to implement a comprehensive strategy for managing the complex ecological, economic, and jurisdictional needs of the ocean off California's 1,100 mile coastline.

          Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Baird was the Legislative Liaison for the California Coastal Commission where he represented the Commission in matters dealing with the California State Legislature. He also worked for many years on the Commission's Energy Staff where he specialized in coastal energy facility siting issues. Mr. Baird has published papers on ocean management, liquefied natural gas facility siting, archaeological resources on offshore islands, and oil spill contingency planning.

          He and his wife, Karin, who teaches elementary school and is a consultant for the travel industry, reside in Novato, California with their son Connor.

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