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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
Hunter Education clinic Advanced Hunter Ed Clinics for 2017 Now Online November 1, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program has begun to schedule its clinics for 2017. So far, next year’s roster includes Wilderness First Aid, Wild Turkey Hunting, Deer Hunting, Big Game Packing and Land Navigation. Some spaces are also still available for the few remaining 2016 clinics (Wild Game Cooking, … Continue reading Advanced Hunter Ed Clinics for 2017 Now Online
IMG_4625 Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder to Open Nov. 2 November 1, 2016 -   The salmon ladder at Nimbus Hatchery in Rancho Cordova will open Wednesday, Nov. 2, signaling the start of the spawning season on the American River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers will open the ladder gates at 10:45 a.m. Hatchery employees may take more than a half-million eggs during the first … Continue reading Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder to Open Nov. 2
Grand Opening of San Joaquin River Parkway Trail in Fresno County October 26, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and partners are pleased to announce the opening of a new link of the San Joaquin River Parkway Trail, part of the Friant Interactive Nature Site (FINS), and new outdoor educational facilities at the San Joaquin Fish Hatchery. The trail stretches nearly a mile from the community … Continue reading Grand Opening of San Joaquin River Parkway Trail in Fresno County
Pheasant in flight 2016 General Pheasant Hunting Opener Nears October 25, 2016 - The second weekend of November brings a popular tradition for many families in California – the opening of pheasant season. Although the overall wild pheasant population has been decreasing in recent years and the number of shoot days has been reduced on some wildlife areas, opportunities are still available on state-managed lands. The 2016 general … Continue reading 2016 General Pheasant Hunting Opener Nears
pheasant Fall Apprentice Pheasant Hunts Announced October 24, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for apprentice pheasant hunts in 17 counties throughout the state. The hunts, which will be held on various dates throughout November and December, are specially designed to provide an educational and memorable experience for new hunters, youth hunters, women hunters, mobility-impaired hunters and … Continue reading Fall Apprentice Pheasant Hunts Announced
16095657147_2186ea702c_o November 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar October 21, 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 November 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar
A mallard drake takes flight from calm waters Habitat Restoration Projects to Help California’s Wintering Waterfowl October 21, 2016 - State Duck Stamp Dollars Support Waterfowl Population at Beginning of Their Life Cycle It might seem incongruous for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to fund a habitat restoration project located somewhere outside of California. Yet, doing so is a very important part of biologists’ efforts to protect and manage the approximately 5 … Continue reading Habitat Restoration Projects to Help California’s Wintering Waterfowl
2016 Youth Essay Contest Offers Shot at Lifetime Hunting License October 20, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and California Wildlife Officers Foundation are again co-sponsoring the annual “Passing on the Tradition” essay contest for young hunters. The California Wildlife Officers Foundation will recognize one grand prize winner with a lifetime California hunting license, valued at more than $600. Second and third place winners will … Continue reading 2016 Youth Essay Contest Offers Shot at Lifetime Hunting License
klamath-closure Fourth Klamath Salmon Fishing Quota Nearly Met, Catch Will Be Subject to Size Restriction October 19, 2016 - North coast anglers are about to meet their seasonal salmon quota in another popular spot, triggering new restrictions on the Trinity River fishery. Monitoring efforts show that anglers above Cedar Flat on the Trinity River will have caught their quota of 183 adult fall-run Chinook, 22 inches or longer, by sundown on Friday, Oct. 21. … Continue reading Fourth Klamath Salmon Fishing Quota Nearly Met, Catch Will Be Subject to Size Restriction
CDFW Determines Female Bear Attacked Southern California Man October 19, 2016 - Investigators from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have concluded the investigation of a bear attack on a Southern California man last Monday. CDFW is unable to confirm the current location of the bear. No further efforts will be made to trap and/or euthanize the bear. On Oct. 10, a 54-year-old hiker on … Continue reading CDFW Determines Female Bear Attacked Southern California Man
CDFW to Host Public Meeting on Draft 2017 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice October 14, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Watershed Restoration Grants Branch will hold a public meeting to discuss its Draft Fisheries Habitat Restoration 2017 Proposal Solicitation Notice (FHR 2017 PSN). The Draft FHR 2017 PSN includes focuses for the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program, the Steelhead Report and Restoration Card Program, the Forest Land Anadromous … Continue reading CDFW to Host Public Meeting on Draft 2017 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice
Reward Increases for Information Leading to Arrest of Suspect Who Shot at Warden October 14, 2016 - A multitude of organizations and private donors have contributed to the growing reward fund for information leading to the arrest of a man who shot at a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) law enforcement officer in August. Together, the California Wildlife Officers Foundation, the California Waterfowl Association, the Humane Society of the United … Continue reading Reward Increases for Information Leading to Arrest of Suspect Who Shot at Warden
tule-elk CDFW Seeks Assistance From Private Land Owners for Tule Elk Study October 14, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is partnering with researchers at the University of California, Davis on an innovative multi-year study of tule elk herds in Colusa and Lake counties. CDFW and UC Davis researchers plan to collect elk pellets and study DNA extracted from the pellets during a two-part study scheduled to … Continue reading CDFW Seeks Assistance From Private Land Owners for Tule Elk Study

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