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CDFW Cites Major Accomplishments, Important Activities for 2015 February 9, 2016 - A new wolf pack, a massive oil spill, wildlife encounters, restoration projects, nonlead ammunition and more were among the top issues that kept staff on their toes at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in 2015. “Protecting California’s natural resources takes commitment, passion and dedication 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” … Continue reading CDFW Cites Major Accomplishments, Important Activities for 2015
two turkeys in field Spring Turkey Hunts Offered in Central Coast, Northern California Counties February 9, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for several turkey hunt opportunities in Santa Barbara and Yolo counties this spring. The two-day hunts will be offered through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program, which offers incentives to private landowners who allow wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities on their property. … Continue reading Spring Turkey Hunts Offered in Central Coast, Northern California Counties
State Seeks Federal Disaster Declarations for Commercial Crab Fishing February 9, 2016 - In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. today requested federal declarations of a fishery disaster and a commercial fishery failure in response to the continued presence of unsafe levels of domoic acid, a potent neurotoxin, in Dungeness and rock crab fisheries across California and the corresponding closures … Continue reading State Seeks Federal Disaster Declarations for Commercial Crab Fishing
Fish_Cartoon copy Nominations Now Being Accepted for Fisheries Restoration Grant Program Peer Review Committee February 5, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) is seeking nominations to fill two vacancies on the FRGP Peer Review Committee (PRC). Pursuant to the Public Resources Code, section 6217, members of the PRC are appointed by the director of CDFW to provide advice, oversight and recommendations regarding grant funding … Continue reading Nominations Now Being Accepted for Fisheries Restoration Grant Program Peer Review Committee
red ablaone Nominations Sought for Recreational Abalone Advisory Committee February 3, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is requesting nominations to fill two vacant representative positions on the Recreational Abalone Advisory Committee (RAAC). The purpose of the RAAC is to make recommendations to CDFW’s Director for projects and budgets for the expenditure of funds from the Abalone Restoration and Preservation Account. The RAAC consists … Continue reading Nominations Sought for Recreational Abalone Advisory Committee
Funding Now Available for Fisheries Restoration Projects in Central Valley February 1, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be expanding its Fisheries Restoration Grants Program into the Central Valley in 2016 to support the recovery of the Central Valley’s winter-run and spring-run Chinook salmon and steelhead populations. Program grants were previously only available for projects located within coastal watersheds from San Diego to Del … Continue reading Funding Now Available for Fisheries Restoration Projects in Central Valley
Federal, State Rules Differ for Junior Hunters January 29, 2016 - California junior hunters have enjoyed a new benefit that took effect at the beginning of the 2015-16 hunting season. AB 1709, signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown in 2014, amended Fish and Game Code, section 3031, by extending the eligibility period for a junior hunting license by two years. Under the recent change in law, … Continue reading Federal, State Rules Differ for Junior Hunters
California Photographer Named Winner Wildlife Photo Contest January 27, 2016 - Media Contacts: Troy Swauger, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8932 Berkeley resident Jennifer Joynt’s image of an American pika in Yosemite National Park earned the 2015 grand prize in the California Wildlife Photo of the Year contest. The image of the furry, diminutive critter was chosen as the winner of the yearlong contest presented by Outdoor California … Continue reading California Photographer Named Winner Wildlife Photo Contest
Fishing, Hunting Report Card Data for Many Species Due Jan. 31 January 27, 2016 - Media Contacts: Glenn Underwood, CDFW License and Revenue Branch, (916) 928-5841 Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds anglers, divers and hunters that Jan. 31, 2016 is the due date for turning in steelhead, sturgeon, abalone and north coast salmon report card data, as well as unfulfilled … Continue reading Fishing, Hunting Report Card Data for Many Species Due Jan. 31
February 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar January 26, 2016 - Media Contact: Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958 DATE — EVENT Various Days — Guided Wetland Tours, By Reservation, at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948). A wildlife naturalist will lead your group, school or organization on a half-mile route through the diverse wetlands of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. General information … Continue reading February 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar
IMG_0512 CDFW Using Helicopters to Survey Wildlife in Modoc, Lassen Counties January 26, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has begun conducting a series of deer surveys in northern California this week using a helicopter. The survey work began Monday, Jan. 25 in Modoc County. Unless delayed by weather, surveys for deer will end this week in Modoc County and will resume in late February in … Continue reading CDFW Using Helicopters to Survey Wildlife in Modoc, Lassen Counties
15966213573_76ec74d894_k Public Meeting to be Held on Proposed Closure of Part of Sacramento River January 26, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is holding a public meeting to solicit comments on a proposed emergency fishing closure of 5.5 miles of the Sacramento River above the Highway 44 Bridge in Redding to the Keswick Dam. CDFW has determined this closure is necessary to protect endangered winter-run Chinook salmon. The anticipated … Continue reading Public Meeting to be Held on Proposed Closure of Part of Sacramento River
CDFW to Sell Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Answer Questions and More at Sportsmen’s Show January 21, 2016 - Media Contacts: Lt. Chris Stoots, CDFW Law Enforcement, Division, (916) 651-9982 Carrie Wilson, CDFW Communications, (831) 649-7191 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is returning to the International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) at Cal Expo in Sacramento from Jan. 21-24. This is the largest hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation show of its kind in … Continue reading CDFW to Sell Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Answer Questions and More at Sportsmen’s Show
State Agencies to Hold Informational Meeting for Creekside Landowners in Russian River Watershed January 21, 2016 - Media Contacts: David Moore, CDFW Bay Delta Region, (707) 766-8380 Andrew Hughan, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8944 The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) are jointly hosting a public meeting for landowners in the Russian River Watershed on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Staff from the two departments will … Continue reading State Agencies to Hold Informational Meeting for Creekside Landowners in Russian River Watershed
CDFW to Move Rescued Fish Back into Merced River January 21, 2016 - Media Contacts: Greg Kollenborn, CDFW Central Region, (559) 243-4014 ext. 257 Andrew Hughan, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8944 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on Friday plans to release approximately 600 rainbow trout that were rescued from the lower Merced River a year and a half ago. In the summer of 2014, water flowing … Continue reading CDFW to Move Rescued Fish Back into Merced River
Refilling the Snake Marsh. CDFW Awards $31.4 Million to Fund Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration Projects January 13, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 24 projects that will receive funding from its Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) Restoration Grant Programs The grants, which total $31.4 million, are CDFW’s first distribution of funds through these programs. They include approximately $24.6 million … Continue reading CDFW Awards $31.4 Million to Fund Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration Projects
wild pig at joice island CDFW Offers Pig Hunting Opportunities at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area January 7, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be holding limited-entry, permit-only hunts to control a small population of wild pigs in Solano County. The hunts will be held the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area on the Joice Island Unit, a 2,150-acre wetland area consisting of thick cattails, tules, some brush and standing water. A … Continue reading CDFW Offers Pig Hunting Opportunities at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area
California Boasts Great Sport Fishing Opportunities for License Buyers January 6, 2016 - January is the perfect month to purchase a 2016 sport fishing license. Purchasing a license now allows anglers to take advantage of a full year of access to great fishing found up and down the state. In addition, sport fishing licenses make great gifts for family and friends. Gift vouchers may be purchased online and … Continue reading California Boasts Great Sport Fishing Opportunities for License Buyers
Spring Wildflower Tours Return to Butte County January 6, 2016 - Media Contacts: Bruce Forman, CDFW Interpretive Services, (916) 358-2353 Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering residents an opportunity to enjoy beautiful vistas and wildflowers with naturalist-led walking tours at North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve. Wildflower season generally begins in late February and goes into April. … Continue reading Spring Wildflower Tours Return to Butte County
22993813353_06729a1415_z CDFW to Hold Public Meeting on Klamath River Sport Fishery January 5, 2016 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the public to attend an informational meeting to review regulatory options and receive public input for the 2016 Klamath River sport fishing seasons, area closures and bag limits. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors … Continue reading CDFW to Hold Public Meeting on Klamath River Sport Fishery
Hunting Heritage Youth Essay Contest Winner to be Honored at ISE January 4, 2016 - Media Contacts: Lt. John Nores, CDFW Law Enforcement Division, (408) 591-5174 Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Wildlife Officer Foundation have announced the winner of the annual “Passing on the Tradition” essay contest. Brian McCoard, a 13-year-old hunter from Cool, will be awarded a lifetime … Continue reading Hunting Heritage Youth Essay Contest Winner to be Honored at ISE
15595100496_9d69aa8e14_z Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab and Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries Open in Southern Portion of the State December 31, 2015 - On Dec. 31, 2015, 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 Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that, in consultation with the director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), a determination has been made that Dungeness and … Continue reading Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab and Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries Open in Southern Portion of the State
Shikar-Safari Club International Honors Lt. Andrew Halverson as Wildlife Officer of the Year December 29, 2015 - California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Lt. Andrew Halverson was recently selected by the Shikar-Safari Club International as recipient of its 2015 Wildlife Officer of the Year award. Shikar-Safari honors one wildlife officer each year who exemplifies outstanding leadership, skill, conduct and ingenuity in the performance of his or her duties. Lt. Halverson demonstrates … Continue reading Shikar-Safari Club International Honors Lt. Andrew Halverson as Wildlife Officer of the Year
CDFW Seeks Natural Resource Volunteers for North Coast Area December 29, 2015 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for its Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) to serve in the Eureka area. Motivated individuals with an ability and willingness to convey conservation principles to the public are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be confident and capable of speaking with the public one-on-one … Continue reading CDFW Seeks Natural Resource Volunteers for North Coast Area
January 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar December 28, 2015 - Media Contact: Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958 DATE — EVENT Weekends — Sandhill Crane Wetland Tour at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve. CDFW docent-led public tours are available to view greater and lesser sandhill cranes at Woodbridge Ecological Reserve outside of Lodi, W Woodbridge Road (95242). Self-guided tours are also available and are enhanced with … Continue reading January 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar
_DSC3141 Put Restoration on Your Holiday List: Pre-order your Salton Sea Specialty License Plate December 23, 2015 - This holiday season, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife suggests giving the gift of restoration by pre-ordering a Salton Sea specialty license plate. Funds raised from the sale of the plates help to restore the Salton Sea’s air quality, wildlife habitat and precious water.  If 7,500 people have sent in their reservation form and paid … Continue reading Put Restoration on Your Holiday List: Pre-order your Salton Sea Specialty License Plate
CDFW Names Warden Frank Milazzo Wildlife Officer of the Year December 23, 2015 - Fish and Wildlife Officer Frank Milazzo, a 27-year veteran, was selected as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) 2016 Wildlife Officer of the Year. Milazzo recalls his first encounter with a game warden vividly at age 11, on one of many outdoor adventures with his grandparents. From that day, he developed a love and passion for California’s fish and wildlife and set a goal to become a game warden.
Wolf Depredation Investigation Report Released December 18, 2015 - After a thorough investigation of an incident in Siskiyou County, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) released a wolf depredation incident report. The incident was observed on Nov. 10, 2015. The report classified this incident as “probable.” That is, there is some evidence to suggest wolf predation of livestock involving at least one … Continue reading Wolf Depredation Investigation Report Released
East Bay Developer Pleads No Contest to Felony Charges December 18, 2015 - Media Contacts: Nicole Kozicki, CDFW Law Enforcement Division, (925) 376-1274 Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, 322-8958 A Dublin land developer pleaded no contest today to charges of submitting fraudulent documents to the City of Dublin in an attempt to avoid development requirements to protect two state-protected species, the California Tiger Salamander and the Red-legged frog. After … Continue reading East Bay Developer Pleads No Contest to Felony Charges
Apprentice Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities Available in Butte County December 15, 2015 - Media Contact: Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908 General Inquiries: Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area Office, (530) 982-2169 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering apprentice waterfowl hunting opportunities at the Howard Slough Unit in the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area. Beginning on Saturday, Dec.19, 2015, the rice blinds will be open to … Continue reading Apprentice Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities Available in Butte County

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