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  • May 14, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom today introduced his California Comeback Plan, which includes significant fiscal resources aimed to protect California’s diverse fish, wildlife and plant resources and the habitats on which they depend.

Categories: Budget
  • May 14, 2021
deer lying in dry grass

CDFW is now accepting applications for a limited, lottery draw deer hunt scheduled for opening week of the A-Zone general deer season, August 14-20, on the Knoxville Wildlife Area in Napa County.

Categories: Hunting
  • May 6, 2021

CDFW today successfully captured a young, female mountain lion within the city limits of Alturas, Modoc County, and safely returned the animal to suitable wild habitat.

Categories: Urban Wildlife, Wildlife
  • May 6, 2021

In April, wildlife officers at the CDFW conducted two investigations related to environmental crimes associated with illegal cannabis cultivation in southern Tehama County and western Shasta County.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement
  • May 3, 2021

CDFW completed the most recent marine life entanglement risk assessment under the Risk Assessment Mitigation Program. Recent survey data indicate Humpback whales have begun to return from their winter breeding grounds to northern California fishing grounds.

Categories: Fishing, Wildlife
  • April 30, 2021
coiled rattlesnake in dry grass

Spring is here and with it brings warm weather and hot, dry conditions in many areas of California. Human encounters with snakes are more likely as these elusive animals become more active this time of year.

Categories: Urban Wildlife, Wildlife
  • April 30, 2021
long, yellow clam in sand

After a five-year closure, the CDFW Director has re-opened the recreational razor clam fishery in Del Norte County following a recommendation from state health agencies that the consumption of razor clams in the area no longer poses a significant threat for domoic acid exposure.

Categories: Fishing
  • April 29, 2021

The snow is melting in the Lake Tahoe region and a mild winter has given way to a bustling early spring for wildlife in the area. Bears have emerged from their dens and are on the move and hungry.

Categories: Education, Urban Wildlife, Wildlife
  • April 28, 2021

May 2021 calendar of events

Categories: Calendar
  • April 28, 2021

CDFW is taking the proactive measure of trucking millions of hatchery-raised juvenile Central Valley fall-run chinook salmon this spring to San Pablo Bay, San Francisco Bay and seaside net pens due to projected poor river conditions in the Central Valley.

Categories: Rare Species

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