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DPR Releases Draft Strategic Plan, Reflecting Sustainable Pest Management Approach

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is updating its strategic plan with action-oriented, measurable goals to guide priorities over the next five years.

Released today for public feedback, DPR’s draft 2024 Strategic Plan lays the groundwork for a streamlined, transparent, accountable department that centers its work around human health, equity and environmental justice, broad environmental protections, support for agriculture and community well-being, and economic vitality.

“Our draft strategic plan reflects the department’s evolution in regulating pest management in a way that supports healthy lives and a healthy environment for all Californians, and an abundant, healthy food supply for future generations,” said DPR Director Julie Henderson. “I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with all of our stakeholders and partners to collect feedback on the department’s identified priorities.”

The department’s updated strategic plan reflects its sustainable pest management approach to the full scope of its work. The updated plan also strengthens and reaffirms the department’s commitment to equitably protect all Californians and advance environmental justice.

Updated DPR Mission: We protect human health and the environment by fostering sustainable pest management and regulating pesticides.

Updated DPR Vision: A California where pest management is safe, effective, and sustainable for everyone.

The department’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) will also be reflected in its updated strategic plan.

The goals outlined in the draft 2024 Strategic Plan will advance the department’s mission, vision and commitment to equity and environmental justice. The draft is available on DPR’s website In English and Spanish.

DPR encourages feedback from all stakeholders on its draft 2024 Strategic Plan.

Opportunity for Public Comment

DPR will accept written comments on the draft 2024 Strategic Plan via mail or email from Sept. 19 through Oct. 20, 2023. Comments are accepted online through DPR’s public comment portal in English or Spanish. written comments can be mailed to DPR at 1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015, Sacramento, CA 95812-4015.

Public Meetings on Oct. 2, 3, 4 and 6, 2023

DPR will host four public meetings – two virtually and two in-person  – to receive live feedback on the goals outlined in the draft 2024 Strategic Plan. All four public meetings will be facilitated and offer simultaneous interpretation in Spanish. The meetings will each include brief remarks from DPR leadership on the draft updated mission, vision, DEI statement and goals included in the draft 2024 Strategic Plan, and then attendees will have two minutes per person to provide public comment. No registration is required to attend.

Monday, Oct. 2
When: 4-6:30 p.m. PDT


Tuesday, Oct. 3
When: 4-6:30 p.m. PDT
Where: Meitzenheimer Community Center
830 S. Blackstone Street
Tulare, CA 93274
Wednesday, Oct. 4
When: 4-6:30 p.m. PDT
Where: Civic Plaza Community Room A&B
275 Main Street
Watsonville, CA 95076


Friday, Oct. 6
When: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT

Where: Held virtually, join via Zoom

Opportunity for Tribal Consultation

DPR respectfully requests tribal consultations on the draft 2024 Strategic Plan be held by Oct. 20, 2023. Tribes may submit consultation requests via email to Paul Ryan at Paul.Ryan@cdpr.ca.gov or via mail to:

California Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Pesticide Regulation
ATTN: Paul Ryan, Tribal Liaison
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015


The California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s mission is to protect human health and the environment by fostering safer and sustainable pest management practices and operating a robust regulatory system to monitor and manage the sale and use of pesticides across the state. DPR’s work includes registering all pesticides sold or used in California, conducting scientific evaluation of pesticides to assess and mitigate potential harm to human health or the environment, monitoring for pesticides in the air and water, and enforcing pesticide regulations in coordination with 55 County Agriculture Commissioners and their 500 field inspectors. DPR also conducts outreach to ensure pesticide workers, farmworkers and local communities have access to safety information. DPR invests in innovative research to encourage the development and adoption of integrated pest management tools and practices. More information about DPR can be found at www.cdpr.ca.gov.

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