Wildlife Officers Seize Firearms and More at Black Market Marijuana Operation in Hayfork

Last month, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), assisted by the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department, served a search warrant at a private parcel in the Hayfork area of Trinity County.  The warrant was based on evidence of black market marijuana sales, environmental crimes and other criminal activity. CDFW also verified that the private … Continue reading Wildlife Officers Seize Firearms and More at Black Market Marijuana Operation in Hayfork

CDFW and Partners Clean-Up Black Market Marijuana Grow in Orange County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and Orange County Parks (OC Parks) completed a clean-up of a black market marijuana grow at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The team clean-up effort was conducted in two phases (Dec. and Jan.) and removed approximately 3,120 pounds of trash, 1,500 feet of plastic irrigation piping, 24 ounces of … Continue reading CDFW and Partners Clean-Up Black Market Marijuana Grow in Orange County

CDFW Shuts Down Black-Market Marijuana Grow in Trinity County

On Nov. 6, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) served a search warrant on a black-market marijuana cultivation operation at the 1700 block of Hidden Valley Road in Trinity County. The property contained an unpermitted water diversion, water pollution violations, over 900 unprocessed growing marijuana plants and 5,069 pounds of untested black-market marijuana … Continue reading CDFW Shuts Down Black-Market Marijuana Grow in Trinity County

CDFW and Partners Arrest Six Involved In Illegal Marijuana Cultivation

A multi-agency drug raid has resulted in six arrests in a sweeping action taken to reduce illegal marijuana cultivation and resulting environmental damage in California. Officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and several allied agencies made the arrests during a wide-ranging raid on Sept. 4. The suspects were taken into custody … Continue reading CDFW and Partners Arrest Six Involved In Illegal Marijuana Cultivation

CDFW Scientists Publish Groundbreaking Work on Marijuana’s Effect on the Environment

Environmental scientists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently published a first-of-its-kind study that clearly shows that water used for growing marijuana has a devastating effect on fish in the state. The study showed that during drought conditions, water demand for marijuana cultivation exceeded stream flow in three of four study watersheds. … Continue reading CDFW Scientists Publish Groundbreaking Work on Marijuana’s Effect on the Environment