The UCCE office on Novato Boulevard is one of 64 regional offices around the state that oversees all things related…More to agriculture. David Lewis, who specializes in watershed management, is the director of the Marin office and oversees 16 others.
The office is home to the Marin County Fish and Wildlife Commission, the local 4-H youth group, Marin Master Gardeners and Grown In Marin, which oversees programs such as Marin Farmers Markets. Staffers in this office also focus on nutrition, agritourism, watershed management, consumer sciences, organic/sustainable agriculture, pest management and ag diseases such as Sudden Oak Death.
The Fish and Wildlife Commission advises the Marin County Board of Supervisors on expenditure of money obtained through fines levied for fish and wildlife violations.
More than half of Marin County is undeveloped land, and most of that portion is either owned by the national park system, state park system, county open space, environmental conservancies, private land trusts or ranchers and farmers.