Northern California Game Warden Appointed to Lead DFG Enforcement

Michael P. Carion has been named chief of the Law Enforcement Division at the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG).

Michael P. Carion has been named chief of the Law Enforcement Division at the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG). Carion, a lifelong hunter and angler, has been a DFG warden for more than 30 years. He also teaches waterfowl enforcement techniques and waterfowl identification to cadets at DFG’s academy.

Carion, a lifelong hunter and angler, has been a DFG warden for more than 30 years. He also teaches waterfowl enforcement techniques and waterfowl identification to cadets at DFG’s academy.

“Throughout my career, I have made every effort to include hunting, fishing and environmental stakeholders in the decision-making process,” said Carion. “I have found we get much better results by working together.”

He graduated in 1980 from Humboldt State University with a degree in wildlife management.

He was a seasonal aid on the Klamath River before being hired full-time by DFG in 1981 as a fish and wildlife assistant at the Imperial Wildlife Area.

Carion most recently was Assistant Chief in the 23-county northern region of California. He assumed duties as chief this week.

Carion lives in Anderson with his wife Nicole, a DFG environmental scientist who supervises the statewide restricted species and wildlife rehabilitation program.

Media Contacts:
Patrick Foy, DFG Law Enforcement (916) 508-7095

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