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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • February 1, 2024
Bighorn sheep photographed in 2015 survey

CDFW, in partnership with U.S. Forest Service and the Society for the Conservation of Bighorn Sheep, is seeking volunteers for the Annual Bighorn Sheep Survey in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

Categories: Outreach, Species, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • October 12, 2023
scientist holding tail of white sturgeon on deck of boat

The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) enacted emergency regulations yesterday to reduce the harvest of white sturgeon in state waters.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Species
  • October 11, 2023
Two CDFW biologists net yearling spring-run Chinook salmon in Deer Creek, Tehama County.

CDFW and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries biologists are pursuing urgent measures this fall to save some of the last remaining Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon after the numbers returning from the ocean this year fell sharply toward extinction.

Categories: Hatcheries, Rare Species, Salmon, Species
  • September 8, 2023

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), joined by state, federal and non-governmental organization partners, has intensified its response to help birds affected by avian botulism at Tulare Lake, contracting with the expert Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN) to provide emergency veterinary care. Avian botulism is caused by a toxin-producing bacteria that occurs naturally in bodies of water like Tulare Lake.

Categories: Environment, Species, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • September 7, 2023
A close-up view of a Sacramento Perch being held out of the water before release into Bridgeport Reservoir, Mono County.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in partnership with the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation has introduced Sacramento perch to Lindo Lake in Lakeside in an effort to establish the first population of Sacramento perch in Southern California and create a unique urban fishing opportunity in the future.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Species

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