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Wade Crowfoot

Secretary, California Natural Resources

Wade Crowfoot was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom as California’s Natural Resources Secretary in January 2019. He oversees an agency of 21,000 employees who protect and manage California’s natural environment. This includes stewarding the state’s forests and natural lands, rivers and waterways, and coast and ocean, protecting fish and wildlife, and overseeing energy development. As a member of the Governor’s cabinet, he advises Governor Newsom on natural resources and environmental issues.


Secretary Crowfoot firmly believes that good natural resources management helps natural places thrive and allows communities and our economy to prosper.

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