California is home to nearly 40 million people living alongside some of the most fascinating and iconic species in North America. Human-wildlife “conflict” (HWC) occurs when humans and wild animals interact in an unwanted or unsafe way. Population growth and a changing climate is increasing the frequency and severity of HWC as wildlife encounter humans more often in their search for food, shelter, and water. As the State’s trustee agency for fish and wildlife resources, CDFW serves as the lead agency charged with helping to resolve human-wildlife conflict. However, everyone can help! See below to learn how to help transform human-wildlife conflicts.