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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • February 16, 2024
A black bear walks a Forest Service dirt road.

In recent weeks, misinformation about black bears has been circulating online and on flyers posted throughout the Lake Tahoe community. With all this information swirling, it can be challenging to tell inaccurate information from facts – supported by science. The Tahoe Interagency Bear Team (TIBT) is here to help!

Categories: Bears, Education, Environment, Human Wildlife Conflict
  • February 8, 2024
A herd of elk viewed from above during aerial surveys of big game populations.

CDFW is initiating annual helicopter surveys to inventory and monitor mule deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and bighorn sheep populations throughout the state. Flights will be conducted in portions of Solano, Mendocino, Siskiyou, Modoc, Lassen, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties during February and March 2024.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Hunting, Scientific Study, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • January 11, 2024
Map of crab fishing zones off of the California coastline.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will open the commercial Dungeness crab fishery from the Sonoma/Mendocino county line to the U.S./Mexico border (Central Management Area: Fishing Zones 3-6) under a 50 percent trap reduction beginning Jan. 18, 2024, at 12:01 a.m. with a 64-hour pre-soak to begin on Jan. 15, 2024, at 8 a.m.

Categories: Dungeness Crab, Environment, Fisheries, Fishing, Marine
  • December 15, 2023
A holiday greeting with a black bear at the center.

We hope this winter season brings you all lots of cheer, warm memories and time for rest and relaxation. However, it is not a time to let your guard down when it comes to living in or recreating responsibly in bear country. It’s important to keep in mind not all bears in the Lake Tahoe Basin will hibernate.

Categories: Bears
  • December 14, 2023
A group of snow geese rest together on a wetland.

Wildlife disease specialists have confirmed the re-occurrence of the Eurasian strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in California wild birds.

Categories: Environment, Hunting, Urban Wildlife, Waterfowl

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