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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • June 11, 2024
Color logo of the Tahoe Interagency Bear Team

As temperatures rise, bear cubs and yearling bears are emerging from winter dens. Some remain with their mothers, others are independent, and a few may show signs of illness. The Tahoe Interagency Bear Team urges the public to follow the guidelines below when encountering bear cubs this spring.

Categories: Bears, Human Wildlife Conflict, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • April 23, 2024
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The California Fish and Game Commission acted on several issues affecting California’s natural resources at its April 17-18, meeting in San Jose. The Commission approved a major amendment with special conditions as recommended by CDFW to an experimental fishing permit related to pop-up gear testing in the Dungeness and rock crab fisheries.

Categories: FGC, Fishing, Hunting, Salmon, Wildlife
  • March 24, 2024
Scientist in white coat testing DNA samples.

CDFW has confirmed that the mountain lion euthanized in a remote area near Georgetown yesterday was the same animal involved in a fatal attack earlier in the day. CDFW’s Wildlife Forensics Laboratory determined today that DNA samples collected from the scene match samples taken from the lion carcass. The male mountain lion weighed approximately 90 pounds and appeared to be in healthy condition.

Categories: Human Wildlife Conflict, Public Safety, Wildlife
  • March 8, 2024
Greater sage-grouse in natural environment.

CDFW is seeking data and public comments on a petition to list the greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Categories: Environment, FGC, Hunting, Rare Species, Upland Game, Wildlife
  • February 16, 2024
An aerial overview of the Camatta Ranch grasslands in San Luis Obispo County.

The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) provided a $10.3 million grant to The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County (LCSLO) to protect approximately 27,500 acres of grassland, blue oak savannah, shrubland and riparian corridors. The work will protect habitat for 299 animal species and 250 native plant species, including Camatta Canyon amole plant, San Joaquin kit fox, Bell’s vireo and blunt-nosed leopard lizard among others.

Categories: Rare Species, WCB, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Board

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