Natural Resources Task Force

special projects
About This Project

Geographic focus: statewide

Main activity: legislative and administrative efforts, state regulatory agencies


The Natural Resources Task Force focuses on legislative, regulatory, and permitting issues regarding state and federal wildlife agencies. The Task Force focuses on linear projects, such as pipelines, transmission lines, railroads, water conveyance systems, and general maintenance permits in relation to the protection of fish, wildlife, and their habitats. The project engages natural resource policy and regulatory programs managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and other State agencies. The task force engages with the California Legislature on relevant legislation. It also monitors federal issues that create jurisdictional challenges in California.

Project Details

Project Manager: Jackson Gualco, The Gualco Group, Inc.

Meeting Location: Sacramento, CA

Project Issues
  • CDFW financial and process accountability primarily through the Service-Based Budgeting process
  • Standard Permit Conditions/Approaches
  • Programmatic Agreements/General Permits/Exemptions
  • Nesting Birds
  • CEQA/CDFW Interface; Enhanced CEQA Action Team
  • CESA Species Listings and Emergency Take
  • California Biodiversity Collaborative
  • Development of a Decision Tool for Low Water Crossings