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CDFW to Hold Public Workshop on Phasing Out Lead Ammunition for Hunting

Media Contact:
Jordan Traverso, CDFW Communications, (916) 654-9937

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public workshop to discuss phasing out lead ammunition for hunting in a way that is least disruptive to hunters. The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 25 at Richmond Elementary School, 700-585 Richmond Road East, Susanville, CA 96130 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

A CDFW representative will detail the proposed implementation plan, which is summarized on the CDFW website. Following the short presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss opportunities for public input during the Fish and Game Commission’s regulatory approval process.

Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 711 requiring that the Commission adopt a regulation to phase out lead ammunition for hunting in the state no later than July 1, 2015, with full implementation of the ban to occur no later than July 1, 2019. Governor Brown has directed CDFW and the Commission to work with all interested parties in order to produce a regulation that is least disruptive to the hunting community.

In order to determine what is least disruptive to hunters, CDFW has been reaching out to interested parties this year in a number of ways, including question and answer sessions at sportsmen’s shows, meetings with hunting organizations and a series of public workshops throughout the state. Workshops were held in Ventura in April, Eureka in June, and Redding and Sacramento in July, San Diego, Fresno and Rancho Cucamonga in August. CDFW presented its draft regulations, as modified by public input from these workshops, to the Commission’s Wildlife Resources Committee on September 17 in Sacramento. Interested, individuals and organizations may email comments to the Fish and Game Commission at fgc@fgc.ca.gov (please use “Nonlead Implementation” in the subject line) or mail hard copy correspondence to:

California Fish and Game Commission
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

August 2014 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

Media Contact:
Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958

DATE — EVENT

Weekends — Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve. Docent-led walks are scheduled every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Binoculars and bird books are available for the public to borrow at no cost. The visitor center and main overlook are fully accessible. Day use fee is $4.32 per person, age 16 and older. Groups of 10 or more should schedule a separate tour. For more information, please visit www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/er/region4/elkhorn.html.

Every Monday (except holidays) — Volunteer Stewardship Field Crew Mondays at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Royal Oaks (95076), 10 a.m. to noon. Help preserve natural habitat by collecting seeds, planting, helping to maintain trails and weeding introduced species. For more information, please visit www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/er/region4/elkhorn.html or email www.elkhornslough.org.

CDFW Climate College, CDFW is offering the second year of its Climate College in 2014. This course focuses on how climate change affects the state’s marine resources and seeks to enhance participants’ understanding of marine-related climate change science, potential impacts to species and habitats and the implications for marine region management and planning. The course consists of a seven-part lecture series and people can participate in person or via WebEx. For more information, please visit www.dfg.ca.gov/Climate_and_Energy/Climate_Change/Climate_College/ or email climatechange@wildlife.ca.gov. For the course schedule and class registration, please visit www.dfg.ca.gov/Climate_and_Energy/Climate_Change/Climate_College.

1 — The Northern California Recreational Red Abalone Fishery Reopens Aug.1 and Continues through Nov. 30. The fishery is closed in July to give abalone populations a respite during a period when fishing activities would be very high. New regulations for the year include an 8 a.m. start time which reduces opportunities to take abalone during early morning low tides, a closure in the Fort Ross area and reductions in the abalone card limit (18 abalone allowed per year for Mendocino County and counties to the north and a total of nine abalone allowed per year for Sonoma and Marin counties). For more information, please visit the Abalone webpage at www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/invertebrate/abalone.asp.

1 Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery Is Closed For the Month of August. Recreational fishing for Pacific halibut off California is closed Aug.1 through Aug. 31, and will reopen on Sept. 1 and continue through Oct. 31. For more information, please visit the Pacific halibut page at: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/pacifichalibut.asp.

2-10 — California Invasive Species Action Week. The purpose of Action Week is to increase public awareness of invasive species issues and promote public participation in the fight against California’s invasive species and their impacts on our natural resources. To find an organized volunteer effort or activity near you, or for information on participating independently, please visit the Action Week webpage at www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/actionweek and check out the complete Schedule of Events. For more information, please call (916) 654-4267 or email Valerie.Cook- Fletcher@wildlife.ca.gov.

2 — California Invasive Species Action Week “Learn Your Local Invaders” Field Outing, 9 a.m. at the Nimbus Hatchery Visitor Center, 2001 Nimbus Road, Gold River (95670). Join CDFW staff for a short hike down to the American River to check crayfish traps. Learn how to identify invasive crayfishes and invasive plants, and how to inspect and clean shoes and gear to ensure that people are not transporting aquatic hitchhikers or invasive plant seeds. For more information, please call (916) 654-4267, email Valerie.Cook-Fletcher@wildlife.ca.gov or visit www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/actionweek.

4 — California Invasive Species Action Week “Learn Your Local Invaders” Field Outing, 9 a.m. at the Nimbus Hatchery Visitor Center, 2001 Nimbus Road, Gold River (95670). Join CDFW staff for a short hike down to the American River to check crayfish traps. Learn how to identify invasive crayfishes and invasive plants, and how to inspect and clean shoes and gear to ensure that people are not transporting aquatic hitchhikers or invasive plant seeds. For more information, please call (916) 654-4267, email Valerie.Cook-Fletcher@wildlife.ca.gov or visit www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/actionweek.

5 — California Fish and Game Commission Marine Resources Committee Meeting, 10 a.m., California State Building, Auditorium, 1350 Front Street, San Diego (92101). For more information, please visit http://www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2014/index.aspx.

5 — California Invasive Species Action Week Invasive Species “Film Festival,” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nimbus Hatchery Visitor Center, 2001 Nimbus Road, Gold River (95670). Watch informative videos about invasive species prevention, invasive species that are impacting California and harmful invasive species that CDFW is working to keep out of the state. Check out the new invasive species coloring and fact sheets and take part in other activities as well. For more information, please call (916) 654-4267, email Valerie.Cook-Fletcher@wildlife.ca.gov, or visit www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/actionweek.

5 — Fourth installment of the Speaker Series, 7 p.m. at the Nimbus Hatchery Visitor Center, 2001 Nimbus Road, Gold River (95670). CDFW Invasive Species Program Environmental Scientist Valerie Cook Fletcher will present on invasive species of the American River and their pathways of spread. Jonathan Rose, Ph.D. candidate in Ecology, UC-Davis, will present on the status, biology and potential impacts of (non-native) Nerodia watersnakes in California. For more information, please call (916) 358-2884 or visit the hatchery online at www.facebook.com/NimbusHatchery.

5 — CDFW Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation, 7 to 8:30 p.m., CDFW South Coast Regional Office, 3883 Ruffin Road, San Diego (92123). A CDFW representative will detail a proposed implementation plan. Following the short presentation, interested parties can make comments and provide input that will help shape CDFW’s final recommendation to the California Fish and Game Commission, which CDFW anticipates presenting at the Commission’s meeting in Sacramento in September. For more information, please contact Dolores Duarte at (858) 467-2702.

6 — California Fish and Game Commission Meeting, 8:30 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort, 14455 Penasquitos Drive, San Diego (92129). For more information, please visit www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2014/index.aspx.

7 — California Invasive Species Action Week Invasive Species “Film Festival,” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nimbus Hatchery Visitor Center, 2001 Nimbus Road, Gold River (95670). Watch informative videos about invasive species prevention, invasive species that are impacting California and harmful invasive species that CDFW is working to keep out of the state and take part in other activities as well. For more information, please call (916) 654-4267, email Valerie.Cook-Fletcher@wildlife.ca.gov, or visit www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/actionweek.

9 — California Invasive Species Action Week Volunteer Invasive Plant Removal Effort, 9 a.m. to noon at the Nimbus Hatchery Visitor Center, 2001 Nimbus Road, Gold River (95670). Join CDFW and Department of Food and Agriculture staff and American River Parkway Foundation volunteers in removing invasive plants from around sidewalks, bike trails and in the parkway. Bring gloves, wear close-toed shoes, and long sleeves may be preferred attire. For more information, please call (916) 654-4267, email Valerie.Cook-Fletcher@wildlife.ca.gov, or visit www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/actionweek.

12 — CDFW Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Department of General Services Building, 2550 Mariposa Mall, Fresno (93721). A CDFW representative will detail a proposed implementation plan. Following the short presentation, interested parties can make comments and provide input that will help shape CDFW’s final recommendation to the California Fish and Game Commission, which CDFW anticipates presenting at the Commission’s meeting in Sacramento in September. For more information, please contact Greg Gerstenberg at (209) 826-3464.

16 — Public Outreach Meeting Regarding Northern San Joaquin Valley Type A Wildlife Areas, 9 a.m. to noon, Grassland Water District Office, 200 W. Willmott Avenue, Los Banos (93635). The meeting will provide licensed hunters with updates on habitat conditions, availability of water for wetlands, and possible impacts to Type A hunting programs on public lands, and allow them to make comments and recommendations. State wildlife areas to be discussed are Mendota, Los Banos, Volta and North Grasslands, including the Salt Slough, China Island, Gadwall and Mud Slough units. For more information and to arrange seating, please email Sean.Allen@Wildlife.ca.gov.

16 — Archery Bear Season Opens and extends through Sept. 7. For more information, please visit the Hunting in California Bear Page at www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/bear/.

19 — CDFW Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Chaffey College, 9375 Ninth Street, Rancho Cucamonga (91730). A CDFW representative will detail a proposed implementation plan. Following the short presentation, interested parties can make comments and provide input that will help shape CDFW’s final recommendation to the California Fish and Game Commission, which CDFW anticipates presenting at the Commission’s meeting in Sacramento in September. For more information, please contact Katrina Banda at (909) 466-8462.

22 — Warden Academy Graduation. Eighteen Warden Cadets will graduate from the California Game Warden Academy scheduled at 10 a.m. at the Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Road, Paradise (95969). For more information, please visit www.dfg.ca.gov/enforcement/career/index.aspx.

25 — Rearing Salmon in the Yolo Bypass Lecture, 1-3 p.m. in the Natural Resources Building Auditorium, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento (95814). This lecture is part of the Conservation Lecture Series which introduces participants to California’s diverse wildlife. Carson Jeffres, the field and laboratory director for the UC Davis Center for Watershed Science, will discuss research on the use of harvested rice fields as potential salmon nurseries. Since 2012, Jeffres has been studying whether flooded post-harvest rice fields can act as a surrogate for this lost habitat. He has found that juvenile Chinook salmon on flooded rice fields grow at some of the fastest freshwater growth rates of juvenile salmon ever found in California. This free event will also be webcast live. To register, please visit www.dfg.ca.gov/habcon/lectures. For more information, please contact margaret.mantor@wildlife.ca.gov.

28 — California Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting, 10 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112, Sacramento (95814). For more information, please visit www.wcb.ca.gov or call the Wildlife Conservation Board at (916) 445-8448.

CDFW To Hold Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation

Media Contact:
Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958

Public Contact:
Katrina Banda, CDFW Inland Desert Region, (909) 466-8462

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public workshop Tuesday, August 19 to discuss the implementation of the lead bullet ban. The workshop will be held at Chaffey College at 9375 Ninth Street in Rancho Cucamonga from 7-8:30 p.m.

A CDFW representative will detail a proposed implementation plan, the PowerPoint is available on the CDFW website. Following the short presentation, interested parties can make comments and provide input that will help shape CDFW’s final recommendation to the Fish and Game Commission, which CDFW anticipates presenting at the Commission’s meeting in Sacramento in September.

Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 711 requiring that the Commission adopt a regulation to ban lead ammunition in the state no later than July 1, 2015, with full implementation of the ban to occur no later than July 1, 2019. Governor Brown has directed CDFW and the Commission to work with all interested parties in order to produce a regulation that is least disruptive to the hunting community.

In order to determine what is least disruptive to hunters, CDFW has been reaching out to interested parties this year in a number of ways, including question and answer sessions at sportsmen’s shows, meetings with hunting organizations and now a series of public workshops throughout the state. This is the final workshop in the series. Workshops were held in Ventura in April, Eureka in June, and Redding in July. Others are planned for Sacramento on July 29, San Diego on August 5 and Fresno on August 12. In addition, individuals and organizations may email comments to wildlifemgmt@wildlife.ca.gov (please use “Nonlead implementation” in the subject line) or mail hard copy correspondence to:

CDFW, Wildlife Branch
Attn: Nonlead implementation
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

CDFW To Hold Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation

Media Contact:
Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958

Public Contact:
Greg Gerstenberg, CDFW Central Region,  (209) 769-1196

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public workshop Tuesday, August 12 to discuss the implementation of the lead bullet ban. The workshop will be held at the Department of General Services Building at 2550 Mariposa Mall in Fresno from 7-8:30p.m.

A CDFW representative will detail a proposed implementation plan, the PowerPoint is available on the CDFW website. Following the short presentation, interested parties can make comments and provide input that will help shape CDFW’s final recommendation to the Fish and Game Commission, which CDFW anticipates presenting at the Commission’s meeting in Sacramento in September.

Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 711 requiring that the Commission adopt a regulation to ban lead ammunition in the state no later than July 1, 2015, with full implementation of the ban to occur no later than July 1, 2019. Governor Brown has directed CDFW and the Commission to work with all interested parties in order to produce a regulation that is least disruptive to the hunting community.

In order to determine what is least disruptive to hunters, CDFW has been reaching out to interested parties this year in a number of ways, including question and answer sessions at sportsmen’s shows, meetings with hunting organizations and now a series of public workshops throughout the state. A public workshop was held in Ventura in April, Eureka in June and Redding in July. Others are planned in Sacramento on July 29 and San Diego on August 5. After Fresno, planning is underway for a workshop in Rancho Cucamonga. In addition, individuals and organizations may email comments to wildlifemgmt@wildlife.ca.gov (please use “Nonlead implementation” in the subject line) or mail hard copy correspondence to:

CDFW, Wildlife Branch
Attn: Nonlead implementation
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

 

CDFW To Hold Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation

Media Contact:
Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908
Public Contact:
Dolores Duarte, CDFW South Coast Region, (858) 467-2702

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public workshop Tuesday, Aug. 5 to discuss the implementation of the lead bullet ban. The workshop will be held at the CDFW South Coast Regional Office at 3883 Ruffin Road in San Diego from 7-8:30 p.m.

A CDFW representative will detail a proposed implementation plan, the PowerPoint is available on the CDFW website. Following the short presentation, interested parties can make comments and provide input that will help shape CDFW’s final recommendation to the Fish and Game Commission, which CDFW anticipates presenting at the Commission’s meeting in Sacramento in September.

Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 711 requiring that the Commission adopt a regulation to ban lead ammunition in the state no later than July 1, 2015, with full implementation of the ban to occur no later than July 1, 2019. Governor Brown has directed CDFW and the Commission to work with all interested parties in order to produce a regulation that is least disruptive to the hunting community.

In order to determine what is least disruptive to hunters, CDFW has been reaching out to interested parties this year in a number of ways, including question and answer sessions at sportsmen’s shows, meetings with hunting organizations and now a series of public workshops throughout the state.

A public workshop was held in Ventura in April and Eureka in June. Others are planned in Redding on July 19 and Sacramento on July 29. After San Diego, planning is underway for workshops in Aug. in Fresno and Riverside/San Bernardino. In addition, individuals and organizations may email comments to wildlifemgmt@wildlife.ca.gov (please use “Nonlead implementation” in the subject line) or mail hard copy correspondence to:

CDFW, Wildlife Branch
Attn: Nonlead implementation
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

CDFW To Hold Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation

Media Contacts:
Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908
Gail Turner, CDFW North Central Region, (916) 358-1075

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public workshop Tuesday, July 29 to discuss the implementation of the lead bullet ban. The workshop will be held at the Rancho Cordova Library at 9845 Folsom Blvd. in Sacramento from 7-8:30 p.m.

A CDFW representative will detail a proposed implementation plan, the PowerPoint is available on the CDFW website. Following the short presentation, interested parties can make comments and provide input that will help shape CDFW’s final recommendation to the Fish and Game Commission, which CDFW anticipates presenting at the Commission’s meeting in Sacramento in September.

Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 711 requiring that the Commission adopt a regulation to ban lead ammunition in the state no later than July 1, 2015, with full implementation of the ban to occur no later than July 1, 2019. Governor Brown has directed CDFW and the Commission to work with all interested parties in order to produce a regulation that is least disruptive to the hunting community.

In order to determine what is least disruptive to hunters, CDFW has been reaching out to interested parties this year in a number of ways, including question and answer sessions at sportsmen’s shows, meetings with hunting organizations and now a series of public workshops throughout the state. A public workshop was held in Ventura in April and Eureka in June. Another is planned in Redding on July 19. After Sacramento, planning is underway for workshops in August in San Diego, Fresno and Riverside/San Bernardino. In addition, individuals and organizations may email comments to wildlifemgmt@wildlife.ca.gov (please use “Nonlead implementation” in the subject line) or mail hard copy correspondence to:

CDFW, Wildlife Branch
Attn: Nonlead implementation
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

CDFW To Hold Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public workshop Saturday, July 19 to discuss the implementation of the lead bullet ban. The workshop will be held at the Community Room at City Hall, 777 Cypress Ave. in Redding from 7-8:30p.m.

A CDFW representative will detail a proposed implementation plan, the PowerPoint is available on the CDFW website. Following the short presentation, interested parties can make comments and provide input that will help shape CDFW’s final recommendation to the Fish and Game Commission, which CDFW anticipates presenting at the Commission’s meeting in Sacramento in September.

Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 711 requiring that the Commission adopt a regulation to ban lead ammunition in the state no later than July 1, 2015, with full implementation of the ban to occur no later than July 1, 2019. Governor Brown has directed CDFW and the Commission to work with all interested parties in order to produce a regulation that is least disruptive to the hunting community.

In order to determine what is least disruptive to hunters, CDFW has been reaching out to interested parties this year in a number of ways, including question and answer sessions at sportsmen’s shows, meetings with hunting organizations and now a series of public workshops throughout the state. A public workshop was held in Ventura in April and in Eureka in June. After Redding, planning is underway for workshops later this year in Rancho Cordova (Sacramento area), San Diego, Fresno and Riverside/San Bernardino. In addition, individuals and organizations may email comments to wildlifemgmt@wildlife.ca.gov (please use “Nonlead implementation” in the subject line) or mail hard copy correspondence to:

CDFW, Wildlife Branch
Attn: Nonlead implementation
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Media Contacts:
Andrew Hughan, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8944
Mishele Echelberger, CDFW Northern Region, (530) 225-2313

CDFW To Hold Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public workshop Tuesday, June 3 to discuss the implementation of the lead bullet ban. The workshop will be held at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center at 921 Waterfront Drive in Eureka from 7-8:30p.m.

A CDFW representative will detail a proposed implementation plan, the PowerPoint is available on the CDFW website. Following the short presentation, interested parties can make comments and provide input that will help shape CDFW’s final recommendation to the Fish and Game Commission, which CDFW anticipates presenting at the Commission’s meeting in Sacramento in September.

Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 711 requiring that the Commission adopt a regulation to ban lead ammunition in the state no later than July 1, 2015, with full implementation of the ban to occur no later than July 1, 2019. Governor Brown has directed CDFW and the Commission to work with all interested parties in order to produce a regulation that is least disruptive to the hunting community.

In order to determine what is least disruptive to hunters, CDFW has been reaching out to interested parties this year in a number of ways, including question and answer sessions at sportsmen’s shows, meetings with hunting organizations and now a series of public workshops throughout the state. A public workshop was held in Ventura in April. After Eureka, planning is underway for workshops later this year, potentially in Redding, Sacramento, Fresno and San Diego. In addition, individuals and organizations may email comments to wildlifemgmt@wildlife.ca.gov (please use “Non lead implementation” in the subject line) or mail hard copy correspondence to:

CDFW, Wildlife Branch
Attn: Non lead implementation
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Media Contacts:
Andrew Hughan, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8944

CDFW To Hold Public Workshop on Lead Bullet Ban Implementation

California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public workshop to discuss the implementation of the lead bullet ban. The workshop will be held at 911 San Pedro Street in Ventura on Tuesday, April 15 from 7-8:30p.m.

A CDFW representative will detail a proposed plan for implementation, the PowerPoint for which can be viewed on the CDFW website. Following the short presentation, interested parties can make comments and provide input. That input may help shape CDFW’s final recommendation to the Fish and Game Commission, which CDFW anticipates presenting to the Commission at the Wildlife Resources Committee meeting in Sacramento in September.

Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 711 requiring that a regulation to ban lead ammunition in the state be established by the Commission no later than July 1, 2015, with full implementation to be effective no later than July 1, 2019. Governor Brown has directed CDFW and the Commission to work with all interested parties in order to produce a regulation that is least disruptive.

In order to determine what is least disruptive to hunters, CDFW has been reaching out to interested parties this year in a number of ways, including question and answer sessions at sportsmen’s shows, internal meetings with hunting organizations and now a series of public workshops throughout the state. After Ventura, planning is underway for workshops later this year in Eureka, Sacramento and San Diego.

Media Contacts:
Andrew Hughan, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8944