California LCC Steering Committee

The CA LCP Steering Committee directs staff activities and reports LCP information to a larger audience of CA LCP affiliates made up of research and conservation partners, interested parties, and associated organizations.The Steering Committee (pictured below) serves as the executive body for decision-making. The Steering Committee charts the vision, develops a strategic plan and guides the progress of the CA LCP. The CA LCC Charter lists responsibilities and membership requirements for Steering Committee members.

Updated: March 2019

Federal members

Bureau of Land Management*: Jim Weigand, CA State Office, *Honorary member
Bureau of Reclamation:  Shana Kaplan, Division of Planning
  Alternate:  Jobaid Kabir
National Park Service: Denise Louie, Asst Team Lead, Natural Resources
  Alternate: Sarah Allen
NOAA: Natalie Cosentino-Manning, Marine Habitat Restoration Specialist
NRCS: Tom Hedt, State Resource Conservationist
  Alternate:  Tom Moore 
Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center: Steve Jackson, Director
  Alternate:  Carolyn Enquist
US Fish & Wildlife Service: Larry Rabin, Assistant Regional Director, Science Application
  Alternate:  Debra Schlafmann
USDA Forest Service: Diana Craig, Deputy Director, Ecosystem Management
  Chrissy Howell, Program Manager, Ecosystem Function and Health
US Geological Survey: Keith Miles, Center Director, Western Ecological Research Center 

State members

CA Dept. Fish and Wildlife: Christina Sloop, Science Institute
CA Dept. Water Resources: Jennifer Morales, Climate Change Coord.
  Alternate:  John Andrew
CA Coastal Conservancy: Mary Small, Deputy Executive Officer
  Alternate:  Sam Schuchat

Non-Government members

California Fish Passage Forum: Javier Linares, Chair
  Alternate:  Kevin Shaffer
Central Valley Joint Venture Vacant, Coordinator
  Alternate:  Ruth Ostroff
Climate Science Alliance South Coast: Megan Jennings, Scientific Program Manager
  Alternate:  Amber Pairis
Conservation Biology Institute: Wayne Spencer [Chair], Director of Conservation Assessment and Planning
  Alternate:  Deanne DiPietro 
Point Blue Conservation Science: Tom Gardali, Director Pacific Coast and Central Valley
  Alternate:  Grant Ballard
Sonoran Joint Venture Jennie Duberstein, Coordinator 
SF Bay Joint Venture Sandra Scoggin, San Francisco Bay JV Coordinator

Tribal Team:

Dore Beitz, Mewuk Tribe


Kim Tenggardjaja, Coordinator, CDFW