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CELPC Presents Chuck Bonham, Director of the California Department of Fish & Wildlife

Tuesday, April 16

King Hall, room 1002
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

California in the 21st Century: Creating a Fish and Wildlife Agency Ready for the Challenge

Charlton "Chuck" Bonham is the Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (previously the Department of Fish and Game).  The Department maintains native fish, wildlife, plant species and natural communities for their intrinsic and ecological value and their benefits to people.  Prior to his appointment as Director in September 2011, Bonham served in a number of roles for Trout Unlimited (TU) for over ten years, including as the organization's California director and as a senior attorney.  He was responsible for developing, managing, and implementing TU's programs in California, including the California Water Project, Sportsmen's Conservation Project, and restoration and watershed projects in both northern and Southern California.

Bonham has also served on the Board of Directors of the Delta Conservancy, whose mission is to conserve, sustain and enhance the cultural, agricultural, recreational, wildlife and natural habitat resources of the River Delta region, as well as develop and promote sustainable protection, management and stewardship programs through research and education.  Bonham received his J.D. and Environmental and Natural Resources Law Certificate from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, in Portland, Oregon.

Note: This event is part of ELS Week.

Lunch will be served.

For more information, please contact Miles Hogan at