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Special Emphasis Programs


To provide counsel and recommendations on civil rights for all clients and employees to the State Conservationist.


To be recognized as the guiding force, which strives for compliance in civil rights for all clients and employees of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The following individuals have been appointed to serve as committee members on the California Civil Rights Advisory Committee (CRAC) to contribute to our mission by providing counsel and recommendations to the State Conservationist on civil rights for all clients and employees. Please feel free to contact any committee member.

2020 California Civil Rights Advisory Committee

  • Chair: Erika Boyland, District Conservationist, Salinas, (831) 975-7735,      
  • Vice Chair: Celine Morales, Soil Conservationist, Escondido, (760) 745-2061, ex. 9878,
  • Advisor to the Committee: Curtis Tarver, Area 4 Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations, San Bernardino, (951) 684-3722, ex. 7890,

Area Representatives

  • Area 1: Daniel Martynn, District Conservationist, Quincy,
    (530) 283-9109, ex. 100,
  • Area 2: Carolyn Jones, Bay/Delta Team Agricultural Engineer, Vacaville, (707) 448-0106, ex. 105,
  • Area 3: Rob Roy, Area Resource Conservationist, Fresno, (559) 490-5136,
  • Area 4: Axel Sanchez, Soil Conservationist, Escondido, (760) 745-2061, ex. 9877,
  • PMC/Soils/State Office: Amber Till, Programs Management Specialist, Davis, (530) 792-5603,

Special Emphasis Program Managers are members of the Civil Rights Advisory Committee who assist management with issues concerning employment and advancement of the group they represent. 

Special Emphasis Program Managers (SEPM)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD)." To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.


Updated: 08/03/2020