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

Multi-agency Cannabis Pilot Project Finishes Successful Three-Day Inspection of Marijuana Grows in Eel River Watershed

Media Contacts: George Kostyrko, State Water Boards, (916) 341-7365 Jordan Traverso, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, (916) 654-9937 An innovative multi-agency partnership involving state and local agencies today finished inspections of 14 private properties with active marijuana grow operations along Sproul Creek within the Eel River watershed. The three-day effort, which began Jan. 21, … Continue reading Multi-agency Cannabis Pilot Project Finishes Successful Three-Day Inspection of Marijuana Grows in Eel River Watershed

Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Sites Cleaned Up to Protect Endangered Species

Media Contact: Lt. Patrick Foy, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 508-7095 California wildlife officers will work with several allied agencies and scientific personnel to clean up six polluted illegal marijuana cultivation sites to protect three species threatened with extinction. The sites encompass habitat of the federally endangered Coho salmon, federally threatened northern spotted owl and the … Continue reading Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Sites Cleaned Up to Protect Endangered Species