California Department of Transportation

Mission Statement

The mission of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is to provide the people of California with a safe efficient and intermodal transportation system. In pursuit of its mission, Caltrans plans, develops, maintains, and manages the interregional transportation system and assists and guides the delivery of local and regional transportation services. Caltrans also provides leadership for California's transportation future by conducting research and development, and by formulating plans, programs, guidelines, and standards.

Major Roles and Responsibilities in Wetlands Management

Caltrans is required to be in compliance with regulations pertaining to wetlands and to implement the state and federal policies of "no net loss" of wetlands. As a result of these policies, disturbances or impacts to wetlands due to transportation projects are compensated through the creation, restoration, enhancement, and/or preservation of wetlands.

Legal Mandate

Caltrans complies with all state and federal laws pertaining to wetlands and wetlands protection. These laws include the California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, 401 and 404 of the federal Clean Water Act, 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the President's Executive Order 11990.

For more information on the California Department of Transportation contact:

Veda Lewis (916)653-8677
Fax no. (916)323-7669

Mailing address:
Environmental Program
P.O. Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001


District 1/Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Lake, and W1/2 Trinity Counties

District 2/Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Plumas, and E1/2 Trinity Counties
Sharon Stacey (530)225-3013,

District 3/Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Yolo, and Sacramento Counties
Mark Dinger (530)741-4211,

District 4/Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties

District 5/Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara Counties

District 6/Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kings, and W1/2 Kern Counties
Jose Camarena (559)488-4248,
Fax no. (559)445-6259

District 7/Los Angeles and Ventura Counties
Paul Caron (213)897-0610,

District 8/San Bernardino and W1/2 Riverside Counties
Nancy Woods (909)383-4561,

District 9/Mono and Inyo Counties
Susan Lent (790)872-0601,

District 10/Amador, Alpine, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Mariposa, and Merced Counties
Robert Spradling (209)948-3930,

District 11/San Diego, Imperial, and E1/2 Riverside Counties

District 12/Orange County



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