A fisheries conservation expert from the East Bay is the California Department of Fish and Game’s new director.
Gov. Jerry Brown today named Charlton “Chuck” Bonham, 43, of Albany, to the post. Bonham has served in various positions at Trout Unlimited since 2000, including California director and senior attorney.
Bonham holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and a law degree from Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law in Portland, Ore. While in law school, he worked as an intern at the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Regional Solicitor’s office.
If confirmed by the state Senate, Bonham, a Democrat, will receive an annual salary of $150,112.