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  • June 17, 2021
Raceway with snow covered mountains in the background

Hot Creek Hatchery is resuming the stocking of trout for recreational angling opportunities.

Categories: Fishing, Hatcheries
  • June 15, 2021
A juvenile coho salmon swims in a North Coast river.

CDFW today announced the selection of 28 projects to receive funding for projects to restore and protect multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects under its Proposition 1 grant programs.

Categories: Drought, Fire, Fisheries, Grants, Habitat Restoration, Scientific Study, Wildlife
  • June 9, 2021
small silver fish in a net

A species of fish once declared extinct has not only survived but is expected to thrive thanks to a five-year effort to restore habitat and translocate more than 700 Owens pupfish.

Categories: Rare Species
  • June 4, 2021
woman removing invasive vine

CDFW is inviting all Californians to learn about – and join the fight against – harmful non-native plants and animals that threaten our state’s natural resources.

Categories: Education, Invasive Species
  • May 28, 2021

June 2021 calendar of events

Categories: Calendar
  • May 28, 2021
fish trough with snowy mountains in background

CDFW has suspended all fish planting from the Hot Creek Trout Hatchery in Mono County as a bacterial outbreak has been detected at the facility.

Categories: Fishing, Hatcheries
  • May 28, 2021
female bear and cubs crossing road

The spring season is well underway in the Tahoe Basin and with warmer weather and fewer Covid-19 restrictions many campgrounds are opening, and visitor numbers are increasing. With this activity comes more human food, more garbage, and more people sharing space with bears.

Categories: Urban Wildlife, Wildlife
  • May 27, 2021
hundreds of tiny shellfish adhered to metal pipe

Boating appears to be surging in popularity in California, and nationwide. California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels ask new and seasoned boaters to remain cautious over the three-day Memorial Day weekend to prevent the spread of quagga and zebra mussels by cleaning, draining and drying their watercraft after each outing.

Categories: Fishing, Invasive Species
  • May 27, 2021
deer

CDFW is now accepting applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunting permits for opening weekend of the A Zone general season, Aug. 14-15, 2021. This is not a special hunt, but rather a drawing to control the number of hunters on popular public land during opening weekend.

Categories: Hunting
  • May 24, 2021

Due to an increase in the number of reported conflicts between humans and coyotes in California, a series of online-based workshops are helping local communities and residents understand the reasons for that increase and how to reduce future conflicts.

Categories: Urban Wildlife

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