Candice Meneghin represents the interests of the Santa Clara River Environmental Groundwater Committee as a Director of the Fillmore and Piru Basins Groundwater Sustainability Agency. She has served in this capacity since July 2017.
As a Biodiversity Conservationist, Ms. Meneghin brings a multidisciplinary and international perspective to environmental management and conservation, with over 12 years’ experience managing natural resources including threatened and endangered species, integrated watershed management, environmental law compliance, and protected area management and expansion.
Ms. Meneghin joined CalTrout in 2012 as chair and coordinator of the Santa Clara River Steelhead Coalition. As CalTrout’s Southern California Conservation Program Manager she oversaw CalTrout’s litigation on the Santa Ynez watershed in Santa Barbara, secured implementation and planning funds for an array of priority Southern California Steelhead restoration projects, and implemented legislative outreach and advocacy for CalTrout’s work statewide, both regionally and in Sacramento.
Ms. Meneghin has been a member of the Matilija Coalition, Matilija Dam Removal Funding Committee, Matilija Project Management Team, West Fork San Gabriel River Working Group for Cogswell Reservoir operations, Vice-Chair of the California Fish Passage Forum, participated in the Malibu Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project (Rindge Dam removal) technical advisory committee, and represented CalTrout in both the Santa Felicia Dam and South State Water Project FERC Relicensing processes on Piru Creek on the Santa Clara River watershed.
In January 2018, Ms. Meneghin joined the board of directors for the Friends of the Santa Clara River and most recently started consulting with the Coastal Ranches Conservancy to coordinate their Gaviota Creek Watershed Restoration Program.