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  • June 18, 2021

At its June meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission acted on several issues affecting California’s natural resources. The following are just a few items of interest from the two-day meeting.

Categories: FGC, Wildlife
  • 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
  • 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 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 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 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 12, 2021
deer fawns

Late spring and early summer is the peak time for California’s deer herds to give birth to fawns, and the CDFW is issuing a reminder to well-intentioned people to not interact with the baby deer – even if they find one that appears to be abandoned.

Categories: Wildlife
  • April 7, 2021
Canada geese

A flock of geese in the San Francisco Bay Area were likely exposed to an anticoagulant rodenticide, according to findings released in February from a postmortem examination by the CDFW's Wildlife Health Lab.

Categories: Hunting, Wildlife
  • March 22, 2021
wolf lying in brush

The GPS-collared gray wolf known as OR-93 continues to travel farther south in California than the collared wolves that have preceded him. CDFW announced he was in Modoc County in early February.

Categories: Wildlife

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