Governor Newsom Announces Appointments
California Governor Gavin Newsom, whose father co-founded the Mountain Lion Foundation, announced appointment of three members of the California Fish and Game Commission today. UC Santa Cruz ecology professor Erika Zavaleta has been newly appointed. Jacqueline Hostler-Carmesin, who has served on the commission since 2013, was reappointed as was Samantha Murray who has served on the Commission since 2019.
The Mountain Lion Foundation is encouraged by these appointments, especially given the significance of the Commission – for the first time in its 150-year history – becoming majority female, majority conservation, and ensuring tribal, marine, legal, and ecological expertise is available to guide Commission decisions.