function OptanonWrapper() { window.dataLayer.push( { event: 'OneTrustGroupsUpdated'} )}An Interview with California Natural Resources Secretary Wade CrowfooWade Crowfoot came west after college for what he describes as his “big, bright California adventure.” Like many others, the native of Michigan fell hard for the beauty of the Golden State and never looked back. He’s been here ever since and now serves as secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency. Crowfoot oversees an agency that protects the health and biodiversity of those California landscapes that inspired him to move here—from more than 1,000 miles of coastline to high mountains and vast deserts—and manages the largest state parks system in the United States. Beyond its environmental role, the agency is also charged with preserving California’s historical and cultural resources. In carrying out its mission, the natural resources agency works with the state’s Native American tribes in what Crowfoot characterizes as an increasingly collaborative relationship. “Working in natural resources has been a journey for me and one of