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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • January 31, 2023
California BearWise logo

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) are proud to support BearWise, the innovative North American program that helps people live more responsibly with bears.

Categories: Bears, Education, Human Wildlife Conflict, Wildlife
  • January 24, 2023
Sierra Nevada red fox at night near a camera station

The Sierra Nevada red fox (SNRF) which historically inhabited the upper elevations of the Sierra Nevada and Cascades in California and Oregon, has been detected near Taboose Pass, on the eastern boundary of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park – a first for that region since the 1930s.

Categories: Wildlife
  • December 29, 2022
A panoramic overview of the Ocean Ranch Unit in Humboldt County.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is pleased to announce that its Ocean Ranch Unit in Humboldt County, part of the larger Eel River Wildlife Area, will open to waterfowl hunting and general public access beginning Monday, January 2, 2023.

Categories: Habitat Restoration, Hunting, Lands, Wildlife
  • December 28, 2022
One of final two chimps moved from Wildlife Waystation

With the relocation of two chimps in early December, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has moved all the animals that had been living at the now-closed Wildlife Waystation in Los Angeles County.

Categories: Wildlife
  • December 17, 2022
mountain lion P22 face closeup

After receiving a comprehensive medical evaluation, CDFW has received a clear picture of the mountain lion P-22’s medical condition and overall health. He had several severe injuries and chronic health problems.

Categories: Species, Urban Wildlife, Wildlife, Wildlife Health

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