manages the environment for this state. Peter
Bontadelli's responsibilities touch on everything from
real estate development to the protection of wildlife,
from California's water resources to land management.
Mr. Bontadelli is a fourth-generation Californian; he
was raised in Salinas. He received his B.A. in political
science from the University of California at Davis.
In 1984 Mr. Bontadelli joined the Department of Fish
and Game, where his early duties included legislation,
review of Environmental Services Branch material, and
the coordination of several special task forces, including
white bass, San Joaquin Valley drain problems, and
threatened and endangered programs. He became
director in 1987.
Mr. Bontadelli's address, "Can Government Manage
the Environment?" begins at 7:00 p.m. This program is
being presented by The John Brown Cook Association.
If you would like to join us for the reception and dinner
prior to the address, please fill out the reservation