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Wildlife Branch - Wildlife Investigations Lab


CDFW's Wildlife Investigations Laboratory (WIL) was established in 1941, and is mandated by Fish and Willdife Code Section 1008 to conduct wildlife disease investigations. Over the years, WIL's responsibilities have increased to include the statewide investigation of all wildlife mortality events, studies and surveillance of diseases (enzootic and epizootic), wildlife health and condition monitoring, prevention of zoonotic diseases, wildlife rehabilitation, injured and nuisance wildlife, safety training, and investigations of public safety wildlife such as mountain lions, black bears, coyotes, large exotic carnivores, and deer.

Wildlife Investigations Lab Contacts

Name Classification Email Address
Steve Torres WIL Supervisor - Environmental Program Manager
Nicole Carion Senior Environmental Scientist,
Wildlife Rehabilitation / Exotic Species Permits
Dr. Deana Clifford Senior Wildlife Veterinarian
Justin Dellinger Senior Environmental Scientist
Carrie Del Signore Environmental Scientist
Dr. Ben J. Gonzales Senior Wildlife Veterinarian
Karen Jones Retired Annuitant
Marc Kenyon Senior Environmental Scientist
Lora Konde Environmental Scientist
Stella McMillin Senior Environmental Scientist, Toxicology
Tina Moran Staff Services Analyst
Dr. Brandon Munk Associate Wildlife Veterinarian
Krysta Rogers Senior Environmental Scientist, Avian
Austin Roy Environmental Scientist
Jamie Rudd Environmental Scientist

Wildlife Branch - Wildlife Investigations Lab
1701 Nimbus Road, Suite D
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 358-2790


The mission of the Wildlife Investigations Lab is to investigate, monitor and manage population health issues in California's wildlife.