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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • March 24, 2023
A yearling male wolf is released back to the wild in Siskiyou County after being captured and collared.

CDFW has announced the safe and successful capture and collar of two gray wolves in Siskiyou County. The two wolves were captured March 17, fitted with satellite collars, measured and sampled for DNA and disease surveillance, and safely released back to the wild.

Categories: Human Wildlife Conflict, Rare Species, Scientific Study, Wolves
  • March 23, 2023
Underwater photo of a Clear Lake hitch.

Prompted by urgent calls for action from Tribal leaders and community members, a coalition of Tribal, local, state and federal entities is taking immediate steps to support the long-term survival of the Clear Lake hitch.`

Categories: Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Rare Species
  • March 15, 2023
Photo of a California Department of Fish and Wildlife booth at the beach promoting Marine Protected Areas.

Today at the Management Review Forum held in Monterey, nearly 300 participants representing state agencies, California Tribes, researchers, environmental groups, commercial and recreational fisheries, and others joined together to discuss the first 10 years of California’s globally recognized Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network.

Categories: Marine
  • March 10, 2023
A freshly caught Chinook salmon is measured for length.

Today, on recommendation from California and Oregon agency representatives and industry advisors, the National Marine Fisheries Service took inseason action to cancel ocean salmon fishery openers that were scheduled between Cape Falcon, Ore., and the U.S./Mexico border through May 15.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • February 21, 2023
A lone gray wolf roams northeastern California in winter amid deep snow.

CDFW this week initiated efforts to capture wolves, elk and deer by helicopter in northeastern California and outfit the animals with GPS collars. The capturing and collaring will continue through the end of the month as weather allows.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Scientific Study, Wolves

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