Keali'I Bright - American Farmland Trust

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Keali'I Bright

Director of the Divison of Land Resource Protection, California Department of Conservation

Kealiʻi Bright is the director of the Division for Land Resource Protection at the California Department of Conservation. In this role, Kealiʻi leads multiple programs to build regional capacity to lead protection and stewardship of the state’s most valuable agricultural and watershed resources through climate change and land-use challenges. Prior to this role, Keali’i served as the Deputy Secretary for Climate and Energy, and previously as the Deputy Secretary for Legislative affairs at the Natural Resources Agency for Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. These positions were preceded a decade of work for the Legislature on natural resources, environmental protection, energy, transportation and other programs for the California State Assembly Budget Committee.