Suzanne Goode is the Natural Resource Program Manager for the California Department of Parks and Recreation – Angeles District. She has held this position for 24 years. She oversees the natural resources for 40,000 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains, Simi Hills, the San Fernando Valley, the Verdugo Mountains and downtown Los Angeles. She is currently undertaking several large habitat restoration projects in the Santa Monica Mountains, including Malibu Lagoon, Malibu Canyon, Topanga Canyon, Arroyo Sequit and La Jolla Valley. Suzanne is particularly focused on the restoration of native grasslands. She also has responsibility for internal and external environmental review and real property management. Along with this, Suzanne serves as a member of the La Kretz Science Advisory Committee. Suzanne earned a B.S. and M.S. in Biology from California State University, Los Angeles in addition to a B.A. in English from Butler University.