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Cleanup, air monitoring ongoing after pipeline spill in Ventura June 24, 2016 - For Immediate Release Unified Command Ventura, Calif. – A multi-agency response has been established to manage cleanup operations in the area impacted by a June 23 pipeline spill in Hall Canyon, Ventura. There have been no oiled wildlife observed or reported, and no oil has reached the ocean or other water. Cleanup crews remain on-scene … Continue reading Cleanup, air monitoring ongoing after pipeline spill in Ventura
Black bear by water CDFW to Hold “Bear Aware” Community Meeting in June Lake June 21, 2016 - In order to help prevent and reduce conflicts between bears and humans in the Eastern Sierra region, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will conduct a public workshop on “Living Responsibly in Bear Country” this week. The one-hour presentation will include information on bear biology, bear behavior, how bears become habituated to human … Continue reading CDFW to Hold “Bear Aware” Community Meeting in June Lake
841190_428241567255316_1569857989_o SHARE Program Offers Elk Hunts in Northern California, Including New Properties June 17, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program is now taking applications for 37 elk hunting opportunities. The hunts will take place Aug. 15 through Dec. 13, 2016 on 21 properties in Colusa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino and Siskiyou counties. Applications will be on sale from Friday, … Continue reading SHARE Program Offers Elk Hunts in Northern California, Including New Properties
CDFW Busts Suspected Sturgeon Poachers; Sacramento County District Attorney Files Charges June 17, 2016 - Six Sacramento residents have been charged with multiple Fish and Game Code violations after California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officers concluded a multi-week investigation of a sturgeon poaching operation. The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office will pursue a case against Sacramento residents Mikhail Tverdokhlebov, 54; Aleksandr Postnov, 48; Sang Saephan, 29; Narong Srikham, … Continue reading CDFW Busts Suspected Sturgeon Poachers; Sacramento County District Attorney Files Charges
Fresno, Livermore and Sacramento Valley Students Take Top Honors in 2016 Invasive Species Youth Art Contest June 15, 2016 - The winners of “The Invader Files” Youth Art Contest have been announced by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Invasive Species Program. As part of the California Invasive Species Action Week, 49 youths from across California submitted their original artwork. Participants were asked to pick an invasive species that causes harm to native … Continue reading Fresno, Livermore and Sacramento Valley Students Take Top Honors in 2016 Invasive Species Youth Art Contest
7M4A5920 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Adds Five New K-9 Wildlife Officer Teams June 13, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division recently certified five new K-9s and their handlers. These teams completed the extensive law enforcement K-9 training academy over the past few months in Tehama County. Four of the teams are handlers and dogs that are both new to CDFW’s K-9 program, while the … Continue reading California Department of Fish and Wildlife Adds Five New K-9 Wildlife Officer Teams
lake oroville Butte County Receives Local Spill Response Equipment June 9, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) oversaw the delivery of oil spill response equipment and training for Butte County first responders today. Butte County is the fifth inland area awarded the spill equipment grant since OSPR expanded its preparedness activities statewide. “This grant ensures Butte County is … Continue reading Butte County Receives Local Spill Response Equipment
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Siskiyou County Receives Equipment and Training for Oil Spill Response June 8, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) oversaw the delivery of oil spill response equipment and training for Siskiyou County first responders today. Siskiyou County is the fourth inland area awarded the spill equipment grant since OSPR expanded its preparedness activities statewide in 2014. “For 25 years, we’ve … Continue reading Siskiyou County Receives Equipment and Training for Oil Spill Response
131213-CDFW-AJH-0214 Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab Fisheries Open near Channel Islands June 3, 2016 - State waters around the Channel Islands are now open to both the recreational and commercial rock crab fisheries. Today, the director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), after consultation with the director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), notified the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Fish … Continue reading Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab Fisheries Open near Channel Islands
raging forest fire consuming trees Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects June 2, 2016 - At its June 2 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 20 funded projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species – while others will provide the public with access to important … Continue reading Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects
Crawdad, John Burnap photography California Invasive Species Action Week to Put the Spotlight on Habitat Invaders June 2, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will kick off the third annual California Invasive Species Action Week on Saturday, June 4. The goal of Action Week is to promote public awareness of invasive species issues and to encourage public participation in the fight against California’s invasive species and their impacts on our natural … Continue reading California Invasive Species Action Week to Put the Spotlight on Habitat Invaders
160525-ALPINE-TROUT-2636 June 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar May 27, 2016 - Weekends — Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve. Volunteer-led walks are scheduled every Saturday and Sunday, at 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. The day use fee is $4.12 per person, ages 16 and older. … Continue reading June 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar
A dime and quagga mussels of several sizes in a left-hand palm Boaters Can Help Combat Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend May 26, 2016 - California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over Memorial Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Eurasia. They multiply quickly, encrust watercraft and infrastructure, alter water quality and the aquatic food web, and ultimately impact native and sport fish communities. These … Continue reading Boaters Can Help Combat Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend
CDFW Plans Public Meetings on Water Use and Native Fishery Impacts in South Bay Coastal Counties May 25, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), in collaboration with the Santa Cruz and San Mateo Resource Conservation Districts and the State Water Resources Control Board, will hold two public meetings to address how residents can contribute to water conservation efforts that will help save native fisheries. The streams in this area are home … Continue reading CDFW Plans Public Meetings on Water Use and Native Fishery Impacts in South Bay Coastal Counties
New State Offers $200,000 in Grants to Benefit California Habitat May 24, 2016 - California’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is accepting grant proposals for projects that enhance wildlife habitat and environmental restoration. The funds come from OSPR’s Environmental Enhancement Fund (EEF), which originates from oil spill violations, in accordance with California’s Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act. Multiple projects may be selected, with available funding … Continue reading State Offers $200,000 in Grants to Benefit California Habitat
Trees Moving to Higher, Cooler Elevations Study Shows May 23, 2016 - Signature tree species in the high Sierra Nevada forests – including mountain hemlock, red fir and western white pine – are shifting toward higher, cooler elevations according to new research by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). This study foreshadows how climate warming may significantly alter entire habitats for multiple species. The CDFW … Continue reading Trees Moving to Higher, Cooler Elevations Study Shows
crabs-in-bin-commercial-catch2 Recreational Dungeness crab Fishery Now Open Statewide, Commercial to Follow in Seven Days May 19, 2016 - The last remaining stretch of coast is open to the recreational fishery today and will open to the commercial fishery on May 26, after a seven day notice period. Today the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Fish and Game Commission (Commission) were notified by the director of the Office of Environmental … Continue reading Recreational Dungeness crab Fishery Now Open Statewide, Commercial to Follow in Seven Days
CDFW Accepting Applications for Pig and Deer Hunting in Western Merced County May 19, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunt access permits on opening weekend, Aug.13-14, 2016 in Zone A for the general season. The locations for this hunt include Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir wildlife areas. Interested hunters … Continue reading CDFW Accepting Applications for Pig and Deer Hunting in Western Merced County
20456610882_3ab0b40e79_o Big Game Drawing Deadline Approaches May 19, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Big Game Drawing. Applications for elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, premium deer tags and fundraising drawing tags may be submitted anywhere California fishing or hunting licenses are sold. Applications must be submitted before midnight on June 2, 2016. The following resources … Continue reading Big Game Drawing Deadline Approaches
Chinook 1 Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishing Opens North of Horse Mountain May 16 May 12, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces the recreational ocean salmon season in the Klamath Management Zone (KMZ), the area between the Oregon/California border and Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude), will open May 16, making all ocean waters in California available to salmon fishing. The season will continue through May 31 … Continue reading Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishing Opens North of Horse Mountain May 16
26868435851_0c6834423b_o SHARE Wild Pig Hunts Offered in Southern California May 10, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for upcoming wild pig hunts. The hunts will be held on Tejon Ranch and Baeke Ranch in Southern California. The hunts are offered through CDFW’s Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program. Tejon Ranch, in Kern County is offering semi-guided wild pig … Continue reading SHARE Wild Pig Hunts Offered in Southern California
CDFW Now Accepting Proposals for Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs May 10, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for ecosystem restoration and protection projects that fulfill the objectives of Proposition 1. Approved by California voters in November 2014, Proposition 1 provides funds to implement the three broad objectives of the California Water Action Plan: establishing more reliable water supplies, restoring important … Continue reading CDFW Now Accepting Proposals for Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs
Commission Hires New Executive Director May 9, 2016 - The California Fish and Game Commission announced today the hiring of Valerie Termini to serve as its Executive Director. Ms. Termini comes from California Ocean Protection Council staff where she has served as the fisheries policy advisor and as interim Executive Director. “We look forward to Ms. Termini’s guidance at the dais,” said California Department … Continue reading Commission Hires New Executive Director
Elk herd Elk Hunts Canceled at Fort Hunter Liggett for 2016-2017 Season May 4, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced that there will be no elk hunts on the grounds of Fort Hunter Liggett (FHL) in southern Monterey County for the 2016-2017 season. An active military training facility, Fort Hunter Liggett has sponsored tule elk hunts since 1996. However, the facility’s primary mission is to … Continue reading Elk Hunts Canceled at Fort Hunter Liggett for 2016-2017 Season
DSC_0351 CDFW Rescue Efforts Save Listed Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon May 4, 2016 - California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) biologists have rescued hundreds of fish — including dozens of endangered and threatened salmon, steelhead and sturgeon — that were stranded in Sacramento Valley bypasses after recent heavy rains. The fish — including endangered Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, threatened Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, threatened Central Valley … Continue reading CDFW Rescue Efforts Save Listed Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon
Bears Follow their Noses, so You Should Follow these Tips May 3, 2016 - With an estimated 35,000 bears, California has a healthy and growing black bear population. In spring hibernating bears emerge from their winter slumber and begin an almost perpetual search for food. It is not uncommon for a black bear to consume up to 20,000 calories a day. Unfortunately, this search can sometimes lead bears into … Continue reading Bears Follow their Noses, so You Should Follow these Tips
coverphoto State Releases Summary Report on Refugio Oil Spill May 3, 2016 - Today, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife‘s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) released a report describing and evaluating its response to the May 2015 Refugio Oil Spill in Santa Barbara. OSPR acts as the public trustee in protecting, managing and restoring California’s wildlife and habitat, and represents the state as the On-Scene … Continue reading State Releases Summary Report on Refugio Oil Spill
More Areas Open for Recreational Dungeness Crab Fishing, Commercial Fishery to Open in Same Areas in 10 Days May 2, 2016 - Except for one area within Humboldt County, the California coast is open for recreational Dungeness crab fishing. The commercial crab fishery will follow in the same areas, opening May 12. The recreational Dungeness crab fishery is open north of 41° 17.6’ N latitude at the southern boundary line of Reading Rock State Marine Conservation Area … Continue reading More Areas Open for Recreational Dungeness Crab Fishing, Commercial Fishery to Open in Same Areas in 10 Days
red abalone Red Abalone Public Workshop to be Presented in Santa Cruz April 29, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is currently working on a Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the North Coast Recreational Red Abalone Fishery.  As part of CDFW’s efforts to encourage public participation in the plan development process, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and CDFW will jointly conduct a workshop on the topic. TNC is providing … Continue reading Red Abalone Public Workshop to be Presented in Santa Cruz
Red bluff river cleanup Multiple Agencies Work to Restore Trails, Fishing in Tehama County April 29, 2016 - Several federal, state and local agencies worked together over the last week to remove trash, widen trails and provide better access to the Sacramento River for fishing and recreation. Employees from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Bureau of Reclamation, city of Red Bluff’s Parks and Police departments, Tehama County Sheriff’s and Probation … Continue reading Multiple Agencies Work to Restore Trails, Fishing in Tehama County

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