Who We Are

The California Natural Resources Agency oversees and supports more than 26 distinct departments, conservancies, and commissions. Our Agency Executive Team leads efforts to steward California’s natural environment and to advance Governor Newsom’s key priorities.

Over 21,000 Californians work within our Agency all across the state to meet our mission “to restore, protect and manage the state's natural, historical and cultural resources for current and future generations using creative approaches and solutions based on science, collaboration, and respect for all the communities and interests involved."

Executive Leadership

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Wade Crowfoot

Secretary for Natural Resources


Saul Gomez

Undersecretary for Natural Resources

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Andrea Ambriz

Deputy Secretary for External Affairs

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Christopher Calfee

Special Counsel to the Secretary

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Bryan Cash

Assistant Secretary for Administration and Finance

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Arturo Delgado

Assistant Secretary for Salton Sea Policy

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Miranda Flores

Deputy Secretary for Legislation



Agency Chief Information Officer

Jenn Eckerle 

Jenn Eckerle

Acting Deputy Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Policy and Acting Executive Director of the Ocean Protection Council

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Amanda Hansen

Deputy Secretary for Climate Change

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Lisa Lien-Mager

Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications

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Moisés Moreno-Rivera

Assistant Secretary for Equity and Environmental Justice

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Jessica Morse

Deputy Secretary for Forest and Wildland Resilience

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Jennifer Norris, PhD

Deputy Secretary for Biodiversity and Habitat


Geneva E. B. Thompson

Assistant Secretary for Tribal Affairs


Katherine Toy

Deputy Secretary for Access

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Nancy Vogel

Deputy Secretary for Water


Le-Quyen Nguyen

Deputy Secretary for Energy


Stephanie Shimazu 

General Counsel 

Contact Us

California Natural Resources Agency
715 P Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 653-5656
(916) 744-6092 fax

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Natural Resources Agency Employees