Who We Are

The Utility Wildfire Working Group is comprised of natural resource conservation advocates and citizens with extensive experience in energy policy, government land use regulations and wildlife conservation. We’ve researched the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and its policies, regulations and administrative law procedures. As individuals, we’ve filed formal complaints on the docket of the CPUC and been listed as a Party to CPUC Proceedings.

Our group includes a retired National Forest Service firefighting crew leader and public works hazard tree assessment foreman. We have expertise in electrical utility equipment design and function.  Other members have decades of involvement with the California Board of Forestry and CalFire/CDF, as well as local and state government elected officials and agencies. Our members have formal associations with several conservation organizations for whom we’ve served as board members and policy leaders.