The Environmental Committee provides leadership on a broad range of environmental issues that affect the production of almonds in California. The Committee is coordinated by Gabriele Ludwig Associate Director, Environmental Affairs, and consists of seven members and seven alternates. The Committee funds research projects that develop data relevant to the regulatory process and examine methods that reduce the impact of almond growing on the environment. The Committee typically meets four times a year to review the research as well as to learn about environmental regulatory issues.
Environmental Mission Statement
Our Committee will develop and promote almond production practices that are based on sound scientific research, common sense and a respect for the environment, resulting in a plentiful, healthy and safe food product available at a reasonable price.
Environmental Committee Goals
- Proactively seek solutions to emerging environmental challenges
- Provide a clearinghouse of information for industry data, research results and grower oriented solutions
- Inform growers of reduced risk production practices that complement Integrated Pest Management systems
- Inform consumers about almond growing practices that support good land stewardship
- Pursue partnerships to seek ways to improve the impact of agriculture production on water, air and soil resources