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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • October 13, 2023

CDFW and partners have confirmed the presence of New Zealand mudsnails (NZMS) at Warm Springs Fish Hatchery near Lake Sonoma. While NZMS have been detected in other portions of the watershed, this is the first confirmed detection at Warm Springs Hatchery.

Categories: Fisheries
  • 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
  • September 27, 2023
a beaver sitting in water in natural habitat

CDFW has announced the availability of up to $2 million in grant funding for non-lethal beaver damage management, in support of ecosystem restoration and protection under the Nature-Based Solutions Initiative and CDFW’s beaver restoration and human-wildlife conflict program objectives.

Categories: Environment, General, Human Wildlife Conflict, Urban Wildlife, Wildlife
  • September 13, 2023
a group of waterfowl flying in the air

Hunters can soon participate in no-fee waterfowl hunts amid restored salt ponds at Congressman Pete Stark Ecological Reserve at Eden Landing (formerly Eden Landing Ecological Reserve) in Hayward

Categories: Lands, Waterfowl
  • September 1, 2023
a bear in the distance in a forest

Headed to the Tahoe Basin for one last summer camping trip? Black bear biologists who work in the Tahoe Basin every day have some advice and thoughts to share.

Categories: Bears, Human Wildlife Conflict
  • August 31, 2023
landscape image with mountains in the background and meadow in forefront

The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) provided a $2.27 million grant to the 40 Acre Conservation League, California’s only Black-led conservation group, for the Tahoe Forest Gateway Leidesdorff Property in Placer County, a cooperative project with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.

Categories: WCB
  • August 21, 2023
quillback rockfish laying on its side

As of 12:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, the 50-fathom Rockfish Conservation Area (RCA) boundary line for the Mendocino Groundfish Management Area (GMA) (Cape Mendocino to Point Arena), San Francisco GMA (Point Arena to Pigeon Point) and Central GMA (Pigeon Point to Point Conception), will take effect.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine
  • August 15, 2023
landscape image of north grasslands in San Joaquin County

CDFW, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will hold an online outreach meeting for licensed hunters to take comments and recommendations regarding hunting programs in the northern San Joaquin Valley.

Categories: Lands, Outreach
  • August 11, 2023
quillback rockfish on a boat dock

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced that as of 12:01 a.m. Monday Aug. 21, 2023, the 50 fathom Rockfish Conservation Area (RCA) boundary line for the Northern Groundfish Management Area (GMA), from the California/Oregon state line to Cape Mendocino, will take effect.

Categories: Fisheries, Marine
  • August 11, 2023
a lone wolf through the trees

California has a new gray wolf pack in Tulare County. This is the Golden State’s southernmost pack and it is at least 200 air miles from the nearest known pack in northeastern California.

Categories: Species, Wildlife, Wolves

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