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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • October 25, 2023
A black bear, standing on its hind legs, investigates a bear box in a Tahoe Basin campground looking for food.

In the Tahoe Basin, the changing leaves and cooler temperatures can only mean one thing – fall is here. With the transition of the seasons, bears are changing their behavior as well.

Categories: Bears, Environment, Human Wildlife Conflict, Urban Wildlife
  • 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 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 4, 2023

Wildlife biologists for CDFW this morning safely immobilized a large female conflict bear responsible for at least 21 DNA-confirmed home break-ins and extensive property damage in the South Lake Tahoe area since 2022. Her three cubs were also captured in the effort.

Categories: Bears, Human Wildlife Conflict, Public Safety, Urban Wildlife
  • July 14, 2023
sea otter floating on its back

USFWS and CDFW are responding to reports of a 5-year-old female southern sea otter exhibiting concerning and unusual behaviors in Santa Cruz, California, including repeatedly approaching surfers and kayakers recreating in the area.

Categories: Human Wildlife Conflict, Marine, Wildlife Health

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