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tyler-benedetti 2016 Hunting Heritage Youth Essay Contest Winner to be Honored at ISE January 13, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Wildlife Officer Foundation have announced the winner of the annual “Passing on the Tradition” Hunting Heritage essay contest. Tyler Benedetti, a 17-year-old youth hunter from Morgan Hill, was awarded the top prize, a lifetime hunting license donated by the Wildlife Officer Foundation. Tyler won second … Continue reading 2016 Hunting Heritage Youth Essay Contest Winner to be Honored at ISE
Klamath river angler Fishing Report Cards Due Soon January 12, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds anglers and divers that Jan. 31, 2017 is the due date for turning in steelhead, sturgeon, abalone and north coast salmon report card data. Information collected from sport fishing report cards provides CDFW biologists with important data necessary to monitor and manage California’s diverse recreational fisheries, … Continue reading Fishing Report Cards Due Soon
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Last Remaining Area of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open January 11, 2017 - The last remaining area of the California coast will open to commercial Dungeness crab fishing. The area was previously closed due to elevated levels of domoic acid. The last closed area between Ten Mile River and Shelter Cove is scheduled to open on Jan. 16. On Jan. 16 at 12:01 a.m., the commercial Dungeness crab … Continue reading Last Remaining Area of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open
redabalone North Coast Abalone Season Dates, Regulations Change January 9, 2017 - Regulations for California’s popular red abalone sport fishery have changed in 2017. Due to concerns about the declining population, the season will be shortened and the take limit reduced. The 2017 season will be shortened by two months, with the traditional opening date of April 1 now delayed until May 1. The fishery will also … Continue reading North Coast Abalone Season Dates, Regulations Change
160525-alpine-trout-2634 January 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar December 23, 2016 - DATE — EVENT Saturdays — Tundra Swan Tours at District 10, a 23,000-acre expanse of privately owned rice fields and restored habitat in Yuba County, north of Marysville (95901). The free tours are led by naturalists and last approximately two hours. Tours for up to 30 people are held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and … Continue reading January 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar
15595100496_9d69aa8e14_z More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open from Point Arena to Ten Mile; One Area Still Closed December 23, 2016 - On Dec. 29, more of the California coastline will open to the commercial Dungeness crab fishery. Some previously closed areas will open at the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today. The area between Point Arena and Ten Mile River in Mendocino County will open on Dec. … Continue reading More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open from Point Arena to Ten Mile; One Area Still Closed
2017 Warden Stamp to Raise Funds for California Wildlife Officers December 23, 2016 - The 2017 Warden Stamp is now available for sale online and at California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) license sales offices statewide. The design for this year’s fundraising stamp features a white sturgeon. The stamps sell for $5 online at http://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/internetsales/. Proceeds from stamp sales fund equipment and training for California’s wildlife officers and … Continue reading 2017 Warden Stamp to Raise Funds for California Wildlife Officers
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open; One Area Will Remain Closed December 20, 2016 - On Dec. 24 and Dec. 26, more of the California coastline will open to the commercial Dungeness crab fishery. Some previously closed areas will open at the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today. The regions that will open include the area between Salt Point in Sonoma … Continue reading More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open; One Area Will Remain Closed
Upper Butte Basin CDFW Awards $40 Million for Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration and Protection Projects December 20, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced that it is awarding $40 million in Proposition 1 funds for water quality, river and watershed protection, and restoration projects for vital waterways throughout California. In the second of ten planned annual grant cycles, CDFW has selected 44 projects to receive funding from its Water … Continue reading CDFW Awards $40 Million for Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration and Protection Projects
ivory_02 CDFW Wildlife Officers Crack Down on Ivory Trafficking December 19, 2016 - Under Governor Brown’s leadership, laws to combat illegal wildlife trafficking have been substantially strengthened.
jc_chinook Trinity Anglers Urged to Return Fish Tags in Timely Manner December 14, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding north state Trinity River anglers to return salmon and steelhead tags in a timely manner. Tag return information is used each year to calculate harvest and help biologists estimate population size of steelhead and salmon runs. This information feeds into the Klamath basin fall Chinook … Continue reading Trinity Anglers Urged to Return Fish Tags in Timely Manner
Public Review Period Extended for Newhall Ranch Additional Environmental Analysis December 12, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has extended the public comment and review period for the previously released Draft Additional Environmental Analysis (AEA) for the Newhall Ranch Resource Management and Development Plan and Spineflower Conservation Plan (RMDP/SCP) Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). CDFW previously released the Draft AEA for public circulation, review and … Continue reading Public Review Period Extended for Newhall Ranch Additional Environmental Analysis
CDFW Busts Striped Bass Traffickers in Fresno County December 9, 2016 - Wildlife officers have arrested two suspects for trafficking striped bass in Fresno County, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. Leepo Her, 32, and Kue Her, 35, both of Fresno, were arrested Thursday morning, Dec. 8, on charges of illegally selling striped bass on the black market. Over the last year, wildlife officers … Continue reading CDFW Busts Striped Bass Traffickers in Fresno County
kozicki-nicole Warden Nicole Kozicki Recognized as CDFW Wildlife Officer of the Year December 8, 2016 -   California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has selected Warden Nicole Kozicki as the 2017 Wildlife Officer of the Year. Kozicki has honorably represented CDFW in the San Francisco Bay Area and its communities for 27 years. Kozicki’s ability to handle complex, large-scale investigations — many of which have involved harm to threatened and … Continue reading Warden Nicole Kozicki Recognized as CDFW Wildlife Officer of the Year
Wolf Pups  JPG CDFW Releases Final Wolf Management Plan for California December 6, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today released the Conservation Plan for Gray Wolves in California (Part 1 and Part 2). CDFW gathered diverse input from a varied group of stakeholders for the past two years before finalizing the plan. “Wolves returning to the state was inevitable, we always knew that,” said CDFW … Continue reading CDFW Releases Final Wolf Management Plan for California
CDFW License Sales Offices Will Be Open Monday December 2, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is retracting an earlier news release notifying the public of department license sales office closures on Monday, Dec. 5. All CDFW license sales counters will be open during regular business hours that day. ### Media Contact: Clark Blanchard, CDFW Education and Outreach, (916) 651-7824
CDFW License Sales Counters will be Closed Dec. 5 December 2, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is notifying the public that department license sales offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 5. Due to staffing uncertainties, all CDFW hunting and fishing license sales counters will be closed for the day. Sales counters will re-open during regular business hours on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Sport fishing … Continue reading CDFW License Sales Counters will be Closed Dec. 5
More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open Dec. 3; Some Areas Will Remain Closed December 1, 2016 - An approximately 50-mile portion of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery between Point Reyes, Marin County and near Salt Point, Sonoma County that has been closed due to elevated domoic acid levels will open on Dec. 3 at the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today. However, the … Continue reading More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open Dec. 3; Some Areas Will Remain Closed
Waterfowl hunting at sunrise. December 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar November 29, 2016 - DATE — EVENT Saturdays — Tundra Swan Tours at District 10, a 23,000-acre expanse of privately owned rice fields and restored habitat in Yuba County, north of Marysville (95901). The free tours are led by naturalists and last about two hours. Tours for up to 30 people are held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and … Continue reading December 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar
More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open; Some Areas Will Remain Closed November 23, 2016 - A roughly 120-mile portion of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery in northern California that was scheduled to open Dec. 1 will remain closed at the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today. But the fishery will open Dec. 1 north of Humboldt Bay to the Oregon state … Continue reading More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open; Some Areas Will Remain Closed
Managed forest lands, riparian corridors and watersheds on Montesol Ranch that support rare
and special status wildlife species and vegetation near Calistoga in Napa County. Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects November 16, 2016 - At its Nov. 16 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $28 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California, including the Salton Sea. Some of the 17 funded projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species – while others will provide the public … Continue reading Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects
2007-0318 Turkeys Fanniing Sacto 047 Fall Turkey Season Opener Approaches November 9, 2016 - Upland game hunters statewide are gearing up for the opportunity to bag their Thanksgiving dinner, as California’s 2016 general fall wild turkey hunting season opens statewide on Saturday, Nov. 12. The season extends through Sunday, Dec. 11, with a bag limit of one turkey (either sex) per day and no more than two per season. … Continue reading Fall Turkey Season Opener Approaches
Commercial Dungeness Crab Season to Open throughout Most of the Southern Fishery; One Area Will Remain Closed November 8, 2016 - On Nov. 15, commercial Dungeness crab season will open from Point Reyes in Marin County south, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today. But at the recommendation of state health agencies, the CDFW Director is moving to close the commercial Dungeness crab fishery between Point Reyes and the Sonoma/Mendocino county line and … Continue reading Commercial Dungeness Crab Season to Open throughout Most of the Southern Fishery; One Area Will Remain Closed
Public Meeting to be Held on Proposed Sacramento River Fishing Closure Alternatives November 3, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is holding a public meeting to solicit comments on proposed fishing closure alternatives for 5.5 miles of the Sacramento River above the Highway 44 Bridge in Redding to the Keswick Dam. CDFW has determined a potential closure may be necessary to protect endangered winter-run Chinook salmon. The … Continue reading Public Meeting to be Held on Proposed Sacramento River Fishing Closure Alternatives
California Supreme Court Decision Prompts Additional Environmental Analysis for Newhall Ranch Project; Analysis Released Today November 3, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today released the Draft Additional Environmental Analysis for the Newhall Ranch Resource Management and Development Plan and Spineflower Conservation Plan Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The additional analysis is in response to revisions made after the California Supreme Court approved all but two elements of the EIR … Continue reading California Supreme Court Decision Prompts Additional Environmental Analysis for Newhall Ranch Project; Analysis Released Today
deer-tag_high-res-long Hunters Reminded to Report Deer Tags or Face Fee November 3, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds all deer tag holders they must report their hunting results, even if they did not hunt or harvest a deer. Hunters must report within 30 days of harvesting a deer or by Jan. 31, whichever date occurs first. Hunters who did not harvest a deer (this … Continue reading Hunters Reminded to Report Deer Tags or Face Fee
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Recreational Dungeness Crab Season to Open Statewide Nov. 5 November 2, 2016 - The recreational Dungeness crab season is scheduled to open statewide on Saturday, Nov. 5 – with a health warning in place for crabs caught north of Point Reyes (Marin County). The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a warning to recreational anglers not to consume the viscera (internal organs) of Dungeness crab caught … Continue reading Recreational Dungeness Crab Season to Open Statewide Nov. 5
redabalone CDFW to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Changes to Red Abalone Fishery November 2, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director’s Recreational Abalone Advisory Committee (RAAC) will be holding a public meeting to discuss proposed regulation changes relative to the recreational red abalone fishery for 2017. The meeting will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Marin-Sonoma Mosquito and Vector … Continue reading CDFW to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Changes to Red Abalone Fishery
lassen-wolf Two Gray Wolves Confirmed Present in Lassen County November 2, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed the presence of two gray wolves in western Lassen County. After a wolf-like canid was photographed by trail cameras in Lassen County in fall 2015 and spring 2016, CDFW began operating additional trail cameras in the area and regularly searching for wolf scat and tracks. … Continue reading Two Gray Wolves Confirmed Present in Lassen County
Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities Coming Up at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve November 1, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering waterfowl hunting opportunities at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward. The reserve includes former salt ponds now managed by CDFW as low-salinity waterfowl habitat and areas restored to full tidal action. Access to ELER for waterfowl hunting will be open for 100 hunters on … Continue reading Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities Coming Up at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve

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