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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • December 13, 2023

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has launched the initial phase of its beaver translocation activities, recently conducting the first beaver conservation release in nearly 75 years. Working with the Maidu Summit Consortium, CDFW released a family of seven beavers into Plumas County, in a location that is known to the tribal community as Tásmam Koyóm.

Categories: Wildlife
  • November 29, 2023
A sign set against a mountainous backdrop, welcomes visitors to the Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery.

After years of discussion, CDFW will transfer 40-plus acres of the historic Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery in Inyo County to the Fort Independence Indian Community which is recognized as one distinct separate tribal government of the four Owens Valley Paiute Tribes.

Categories: Fisheries, Hatcheries, Lands, WCB
  • November 17, 2023
CDFW staffer showing off a white sturgeon aboard a boat.

CDFW announced today that emergency regulations enacted by the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) last month to reduce the harvest of white sturgeon in state waters are now in effect, having been approved by the Office of Administrative Law.

Categories: Marine, Sturgeon
  • November 16, 2023
Outward Bound Adventures, inc. conservation workforce interns working at the Los Angeles Zoo Oak Woodland Restoration site

The Wildlife Conservation Board provided a $3.6 million grant to Outward Bound Adventures, Inc. to restore approximately six acres of oak woodland habitat adjacent to the Los Angeles Zoo. The Los Angeles Zoo Oak Woodland Restoration and Career Pathways project will strengthen oak woodland health and biodiversity for long-term resilience by restoring an ecosystem that can serve to mitigate the impacts of climate change through carbon sequestration.

Categories: Education, Outreach, WCB, Wildlife Conservation Board
  • November 13, 2023
A group of anglers fish from a rock jetty.

CDFW is now accepting applications for the Vamos A Pescar community grant program for fishing programs, classes and activities committed to educating and engaging diverse, multi-generational, bi/multi-lingual participants new to fishing, boating and aquatic stewardship in California.

Categories: Fishing, Fishing in the City

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