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 dealing with state and wildlife agencies. The project 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 Natural Resources Task Force engages natural resource policy and regulatory programs managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and other state agencies, including the California legislature. The task force 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
  • State Wildlife Action Plan
  • California Endangered Species Act
  • Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement and jurisdiction
  • Natural Community Conservation Planning Act
  • Budget, fees, and accountability and transparency
  • Permitting and enforcement
  • California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP)
  • Nesting birds and critical habitat

EPIM Tracking System

CCEEB consultants are following-up with CDFW to see check on the status of the EPIM tracking system. Currently it is only in use for LSAA permits and only accessible to CDFW staff. CCEEB is seeking to work with CDFW to make the tracking system open/available to the public as an accountability tool.

CDFW is asking organizations to email them specific examples of inconsistencies in directions among regional offices so that CDFW Headquarters may address areas of confusion.

NRTF-CDFW Collaboration

NRTF members continue to develop a potential tool for CDFW to use in streamlining the permit approval process.