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Learn to Make Wild Game Sausage at New CDFW Hunter Education Clinic July 28, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program is sponsoring an Introduction to Wild Game Sausage Making Clinic on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in San Diego County. This is the first time CDFW is offering a clinic on this topic. The clinic will be taught by Steve Shaw, a veteran Hunter … Continue reading Learn to Make Wild Game Sausage at New CDFW Hunter Education Clinic
Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Plans Volunteer Cleanup and Hunting Blind Maintenance Day July 25, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (UBBWA) has scheduled a cleanup and hunting blind maintenance day on Aug. 5 from 7 a.m. to noon. The wildlife area consists of Little Dry Creek and Llano Seco in Butte County and Howard Slough in Glenn County. At last year’s event, … Continue reading Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Plans Volunteer Cleanup and Hunting Blind Maintenance Day
Special Dove Hunt Opportunities Available for 2017 Season July 24, 2017 - California’s dove hunting season is rapidly approaching, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for special dove hunts throughout the state. The first half of the split season will be open statewide from Sept. 1-15, 2017. The second half will be open statewide from Nov. 11 through Dec. 25, … Continue reading Special Dove Hunt Opportunities Available for 2017 Season
Central Valley Fish Trafficking Ring Sentenced Following CDFW Bust July 24, 2017 - Three Fresno men face jail time and fines after being caught poaching and unlawfully trafficking sport-caught fish, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. Kue Her, 36, Leepo Her, 33, and Michael Vang, 31, all of Fresno, all pled guilty to charges of illegal poaching of wildlife for profit. Kue Her was sentenced … Continue reading Central Valley Fish Trafficking Ring Sentenced Following CDFW Bust
Pheasant in flight CDFW Launches Automated Application Process for Upland Game Wild Bird Hunts July 21, 2017 - California hunters can now apply online for specially managed upland game bird hunting opportunities on private and public lands. Starting with the 2017 fall hunting season, hunters will need to apply through the Automated License Data System (ALDS) for special hunt drawings for pheasant, chukar, quail, wild turkey and dove. The new, automated application process … Continue reading CDFW Launches Automated Application Process for Upland Game Wild Bird Hunts
Settlement Agreement Signed for Panoche Valley Solar Project July 21, 2017 - Agreement Resolves Long-Running Disputes, Advances Renewable Energy Goals, Creates Jobs, and Preserves more than 26,000 Acres for Endangered Wildlife The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society (collectively the “Environmental Groups”), the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and Panoche Valley Solar LLC (a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Development, Inc.), have … Continue reading Settlement Agreement Signed for Panoche Valley Solar Project
CDFW Seeks Information Related to Foothill Yellow-legged Frog July 21, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking information relevant to a proposal to list the Foothill Yellow-legged Frog as a threatened species. The Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (Rana boylii) inhabits lower elevation creeks, streams and rivers throughout the Klamath, Coast, Sierra Nevada and formerly the Transverse ranges of California. They can be found … Continue reading CDFW Seeks Information Related to Foothill Yellow-legged Frog
CDFW Law Enforcement Now Hiring Wildlife Officers July 13, 2017 - Do you have what it takes to be a California wildlife officer? The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division (LED) is currently accepting applications for wildlife officers and cadets. CDFW is particularly interested in recruiting applicants with a love of the outdoors and a passion for fish and wildlife conservation. Applicants … Continue reading CDFW Law Enforcement Now Hiring Wildlife Officers
A mallard drake takes flight from calm waters CDFW Completes 2017 Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey July 13, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has completed its annual waterfowl breeding population survey. The breeding population of mallards decreased from 263,774 to 198,392 (a decrease of 25 percent) and total ducks decreased from 417,791 to 396,529 (a decrease of five percent). The decline was not expected, given the abundant precipitation. Low duck … Continue reading CDFW Completes 2017 Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey
Nicole Kozicki Recognized Nationally as Wildlife Officer of the Year July 12, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is proud to announce that Wildlife Officer Nicole Kozicki has been selected as the Pogue-Elms Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. The award, which was formally presented to her at the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) annual conference on July 10, is considered … Continue reading Nicole Kozicki Recognized Nationally as Wildlife Officer of the Year
CDFW Confirms Presence of Wolf Pack in Lassen County, Collars Adult Wolf July 5, 2017 - California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) biologists have captured and fitted a tracking collar to a female gray wolf in Lassen County, and confirmed that the wolf and her mate have produced at least three pups this year. During summer and fall 2016, remote trail cameras captured images of two wolves traveling together in … Continue reading CDFW Confirms Presence of Wolf Pack in Lassen County, Collars Adult Wolf
Florida Artist Wins 2017 California Duck Stamp Art Contest July 3, 2017 - A painting by John Nelson Harris of Groveland, Fla., has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The painting, which depicts a ruddy duck, will be the official design for the 2017-2018 stamp. The veteran wildlife artist is a repeat champion, having previously claimed the first-place honor in the … Continue reading Florida Artist Wins 2017 California Duck Stamp Art Contest
July 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar June 26, 2017 - DATE — EVENT Various Days — Bat Talk and Walk at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, various times, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road), Davis (95618). Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is home to approximately 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. From mid-June to mid-September the Yolo Basin Foundation provides a program for people to learn about bats and … Continue reading July 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar
Sage-Grouse Hunting Suspended for 2017 Season June 23, 2017 - On June 21, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) voted unanimously to reduce sage-grouse hunting permits to zero for the 2017 season. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recommended this action to the Commission based on spring lek (breeding ground) surveys that showed significantly fewer sage-grouse in all four hunting zones. Although … Continue reading Sage-Grouse Hunting Suspended for 2017 Season
2016 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Announced June 20, 2017 - (Photo, left to right: California Fish and Game Commission President Eric Sklar, Fresno County Deputy District Attorney Sabrina Ashjian, CDFW Chief of Enforcement David Bess.) The California Fish and Game Commission has honored Fresno County Deputy District Attorney (DDA) Sabrina Ashjian as the Commission’s 2016 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year. The selection process was based … Continue reading 2016 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Announced
SHARE Program Offers Elk Hunts, Including New Properties June 16, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is accepting applications for 31 elk hunting opportunities offered through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program. The hunts will occur at various times between Aug. 15 and Dec. 24, 2017 on 28 select properties in Colusa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino and Siskiyou counties. Specific … Continue reading SHARE Program Offers Elk Hunts, Including New Properties
Four Black Bears Transferred to Oakland Zoo Under Unique Circumstances June 15, 2017 - A female black bear and her three cubs were transferred to Oakland Zoo from the care of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Wildlife Investigations Lab on Tuesday. Though it is CDFW policy not to place large adult mammals into captivity, a sequence of unique circumstances provided these bears an opportunity for a … Continue reading Four Black Bears Transferred to Oakland Zoo Under Unique Circumstances
Newhall Ranch Project Re-Approved; Final Environmental Analysis Released Today June 14, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) released the Final Additional Environmental Analysis (AEA) and re-approved the Newhall Ranch Resource Management and Development Plan and Spineflower Conservation Plan. CDFW approved the project originally in December 2010 after preparing and certifying an environmental impact report. In 2015, the California Supreme Court identified two issues in … Continue reading Newhall Ranch Project Re-Approved; Final Environmental Analysis Released Today
Free Fishing Days for 2017 will be July 1 and Sept. 2 June 14, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) encourages all Californians to give fishing a try for free on July 1 and Sept. 2. CDFW annually offers two Free Fishing Days, typically around the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. On these two days, people can fish without having to buy a sport fishing … Continue reading Free Fishing Days for 2017 will be July 1 and Sept. 2
CDFW’s Invasive Species Program Announces Youth Art Contest Winners June 8, 2017 - The winners of the “Don’t Let it Loose!” Youth Art Contest have been announced by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Invasive Species Program. As part of the California Invasive Species Action Week, 126 youths from across California submitted their original artwork. Participants were asked to send artwork depicting invasive species that might … Continue reading CDFW’s Invasive Species Program Announces Youth Art Contest Winners
CDFW Seeking Grant Proposals to Restore Habitat Impacted by Cannabis Cultivation June 5, 2017 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for habitat restoration projects within the California watersheds most impacted by unregulated cannabis cultivation. Contingent on the Budget Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018, a total of $1.5 million in Timber Regulation and Forest Restoration funds will be made available through CDFW’s Cannabis … Continue reading CDFW Seeking Grant Proposals to Restore Habitat Impacted by Cannabis Cultivation
June 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar June 5, 2017 - DATE — EVENT Various Days — Bat Talk and Walk at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, various times, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road), Davis (95618). Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is home to approximately 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. From mid-June to mid-September, the Yolo Basin Foundation provides a program for people to learn about bats and … Continue reading June 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar
Crawdad, John Burnap photography Help Kick Off California Invasive Species Action Week by Volunteering June 2, 2017 - The fourth annual California Invasive Species Action Week will run from Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, June 11. Sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Invasive Species Action Week is a statewide event that provides the public with opportunities to learn about and take action against non-native plants and animals that harm … Continue reading Help Kick Off California Invasive Species Action Week by Volunteering
Sacramento River Between Keswick Dam and the Highway 44 Bridge Closed to Fishing June 1, 2017 - Regulations went into effect as of May 26, 2017 to close a 5.5 mile stretch of the Sacramento River to all fishing, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. An emergency regulation had expired on Mar. 30, 2017, but was made permanent upon adoption of the Fish and Game Commission and filing with … Continue reading Sacramento River Between Keswick Dam and the Highway 44 Bridge Closed to Fishing
Be ‘Bear Aware’ this Spring and Summer June 1, 2017 - As spring and summer beckon people outdoors, California’s black bears are also active after a long winter hibernation. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) takes this opportunity to highlight the native black bear – one of most adaptable animals in the state – and encourages citizens to help reduce nuisance encounters with this … Continue reading Be ‘Bear Aware’ this Spring and Summer
 CDFW Reminds Anglers that White Sharks are Protected from Fishing May 26, 2017 -   As the summer months approach and with increased sightings of White Sharks off Southern California beaches, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is issuing a reminder that White Sharks are a protected species under both state and federal fisheries laws and regulations. “White Sharks are regularly found in Southern California in summer … Continue reading  CDFW Reminds Anglers that White Sharks are Protected from Fishing
CDFW Now Accepting Proposals for Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs May 26, 2017 - 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. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018, $31 million in Proposition 1 funds will be made available through CDFW’s two Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs. The Watershed Restoration Grant Program will fund … Continue reading CDFW Now Accepting Proposals for Proposition 1 Restoration Grant Programs
Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects May 25, 2017 - At its May 25 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $11.5 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 11 funded projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species – while others will provide public access to important natural resources. … Continue reading Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects
California and Oregon Governors Request Salmon Disaster Assistance May 25, 2017 -   California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and Oregon Governor Kate Brown sent a letter today to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross requesting declaration of a catastrophic regional fishery disaster and commercial fishery failure for salmon in their states. The declaration begins the process for requesting federal aid to assist commercial salmon anglers and … Continue reading California and Oregon Governors Request Salmon Disaster Assistance
Boaters Can Help Fight Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend May 24, 2017 - 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 Fight Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend

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