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

Sara Aminzadeh 

Sara Aminzadeh

Deputy Secretary of External Affairs

Tony Andersen 

Tony Andersen

Deputy Secretary for Communications

Samantha Arthur 

Samantha Arthur

Assistant Secretary for Salton Sea Policy

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Christopher Calfee

Special Counsel to the Secretary

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Bryan Cash

Assistant Secretary for Administration and Finance

Jenn Eckerle 

Jenn Eckerle

Deputy Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Policy for Natural Resources and Executive Director of Ocean  Protection Council

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Miranda Flores

Deputy Secretary for Legislation

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Amanda Hansen

Deputy Secretary for Climate Change

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Meghan Hertel

Deputy Secretary for Biodiversity and Habitat

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Lisa Lien-Mager

Deputy Secretary for Forest and Wildfire Resilience


Le-Quyen Nguyen

Deputy Secretary for Energy


Gloria Sandoval

Deputy Secretary for Access

Noaki Shwartz 

Noaki Schwartz

Deputy Secretary for Equity and Environmental Justice

Kevin See 

Kevin See

Agency Chief Information Officer


Stephanie Shimazu 

General Counsel 


Geneva E. B. Thompson

Deputy Secretary for Tribal Affairs

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Nancy Vogel

Deputy Secretary for Water

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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