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  • September 7, 2021
Image of California Floristic Province

California is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, with more than 30,000 species of insects, 6,500 plants, 650 birds, 220 mammals, 100 reptiles, 75 amphibians, 70 freshwater fish, and 100 species of marine fish and mammals. We celebrate the unique diversity of living things found in our state, and encourage actions to protect them, on California Biodiversity Day, held Sept. 7 of each year.

Categories: General, Species
  • September 7, 2021
A lucky angler holds up  a large Chinook salmon caught on the Klamath River.

Based upon California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall Chinook salmon catch on the Klamath River, anglers will meet the Lower Klamath River adult fall Chinook salmon quota below the Highway 96 Bridge near Weitchpec for the 2021 season as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Categories: Fisheries, Klamath Basin, Salmon, Species
  • September 1, 2021
Dixie Fire - smoke over trees

CDFW has closed 34 properties that lie within or immediately adjacent to U.S. Forest Service (USFS) boundaries due to extreme fire conditions. Effective immediately, these properties are closed to the public through Friday, Sept. 17.

Categories: Fire, Lands
  • September 1, 2021
Quagga mussel infestation shown on pipe

California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels are reminding boaters to remain cautious over Labor Day weekend.

Categories: Fishing, Invasive Species
  • August 31, 2021
woman measuring Pacific halibut on fishing vessel

CDFW has announced that the recreational Pacific halibut fishery will reopen on Friday, Sept. 3 at 12 a.m. and remain open until Nov. 15 or until the quota is reached, whichever is earlier.

Categories: Fisheries, Species
  • August 31, 2021
Red-winged blackbird in reeds at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area.

September 2021 CDFW Calendar

Categories: Calendar
  • August 31, 2021
Wildlife friendly grown cannabis plant at Huckleberry Hill Farms

CDFW's Cannabis Restoration Grant Program today announced a call for concept proposals in preparation for the qualified cultivator funding opportunity.

Categories: Cannabis, Grants
  • August 30, 2021
Rendering of grassy overcrossing going over large freeway in mountains

WCB approved an augmented grant of $20 million for construction of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Overpass Crossing over U.S. Highway 101 in the Liberty Canyon area of Los Angeles County. At the same Aug. 26 quarterly meeting, the WCB approved approximately $26 million in grants for another 26 projects and announced two new board members.

Categories: WCB
  • August 28, 2021
mourning dove stands  on alert

California’s dove season opens Wednesday, Sept. 1, and CDFW has prepared crop fields at many of its most popular wildlife areas throughout the state to attract doves and provide productive dove hunting opportunities for the public.

Categories: Hunting, Lands, Wildlife
  • August 28, 2021

CDFW confirmed that a mountain lion shot and killed by a wildlife officer was the one responsible for injuring a five-year-old boy Thursday near Calabasas in Los Angeles County. The boy is in stable condition.

Categories: Human Wildlife Conflict, Law Enforcement, Wildlife

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