June 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

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 watch the colony fly. Reservations are required. To register, please visit www.yolobasin.org. For more information, please email cquirk@yolobasin.org.

Various Days Guided Wetland Tours at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948). A wildlife naturalist will lead a group, school or organization on a half-mile route through diverse wetlands. General information includes wildlife identification, behavior patterns and conservation efforts. Tours can be customized to include requested information. The minimum group size is 18 people and reservations are required. For more information, please call (530) 846-7505 or email lori.dieter@wildlife.ca.gov.

Various Days — Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Access Permit Application Deadline for Multiple Hunting Opportunities. Wild pig, deer, bear, turkey, dove and quail hunts are available through the SHARE program. A $10.50 non-refundable application fee (plus handling fees) will be charged for each hunt choice. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/share.

Weekends — Ecological Reserve Tours at Elkhorn Slough. Volunteers lead walks 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 permit fee is $4.12 per person, ages 16 and older (permits may be purchased on-site). Groups of five should please notify staff that they are coming and groups of 10 or more can request a separate tour. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/lands/places-to-visit/elkhorn-slough-er.

3-11 — California Invasive Species Action Week Begins. CDFW will kick off the fourth annual California Invasive Species Action Week on June 3. 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 resources. CDFW will be partnering with other departments, agencies, organizations and volunteer programs across California to host more than 40 educational and “action” events including invasive species removals, habitat restoration projects, quagga mussel surveys, field outings, public presentations and youth activities. All events are open to the public, although some require registration. A schedule of events planned for around the state can be found at www.wildlife.ca.gov/CISAW.

12 — Wildlife Conservation Board Streamflow Enhancement Program Public Workshop, 10 a.m., Natural Resources Building, First Floor Auditorium, 1416 Ninth St., Sacramento (95814). Staff will conduct a public workshop featuring an overview of the program and highlighting new elements in the proposed 2017 Proposal Solicitation Notice, which is expected to be released July 3. Staff will be available to answer program questions and provide project consultation. For more information, please contact Brian Cary at (916) 324-7487 or visit www.wcb.ca.gov.

20 — California Fish and Game Commission Tribal Committee Meeting, 1:30 p.m., Howonquet Hall Community Center, 101 Indian Court, Smith River (95567). For more information, please visit www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2017/index.aspx.

21 — California Fish and Game Commission Fishing Communities Meeting, 3 p.m., Howonquet Hall Community Center, 101 Indian Court, Smith River (95567). For more information, please visit www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2017/index.aspx.

21-22 — California Fish and Game Commission Meeting, 9 a.m. both days, Howonquet Hall Community Center, 101 Indian Court, Smith River (95567). For more information, please visit www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2017/index.aspx.

23 — CDFW Conservation Lecture Series, “Canary in the Cannabis Field: How the Fisher Illuminated the Conservation Concerns from Cannabis Cultivation on California’s Forest Lands,” 10 a.m. to noon., Natural Resources Building, First Floor Auditorium, 1416 Ninth St., Sacramento (95814). As part of the Conservation Lecture Series, Dr. Mourad Gabriel will discuss the effects of cannabis cultivation on forest ecosystems, focusing on the fisher as an indicator of negative impacts. Attendance is free. To register and for more information, please visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/conservation/lectures.

24 — Trout Fest 2017 at the Hot Creek Hatchery, 121 Hot Creek Hatchery Road, Mammoth Lakes ( 93546). Trout Fest is a free event that introduces youths to the basics of trout fishing, including basic fishing knots, casting, and how to clean and cook trout. Equipment is provided and no outside gear is allowed. Fishing is for youths 15 and under. For more information, please email troutfest@wildlife.ca.gov or visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/fishing/hatcheries.

Media Contact:
Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958