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  • September 22, 2022
White shark swimming

On Monday, Sept. 19, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 2109, providing new protections for white sharks in California waters. White sharks, also called great white sharks, are already a protected species and an important part of the ocean ecosystem as top-level predators.

Categories: Fishing, Marine
  • September 20, 2022
Wild pig standing in a green field

Due to ongoing concerns with wild pigs in California and the damage they cause, the California Fish and Game Commission and CDFW will be holding a virtual public forum to discuss related issues and explore potential solutions that address and reduce problems.

Categories: Education, Human Wildlife Conflict, Hunting, Invasive Species, Lands, Wildlife
  • September 20, 2022
Inyo rock daisy

CDFW is seeking data and public comment on a proposal to list the Inyo rock daisy under the California Endangered Species Act.

Categories: Habitat Restoration, Lands, Rare Species, Species
  • September 6, 2022
Eastern fox squirrel

California’s 2022-2023 general tree squirrel season will be open from Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022 through Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023.

Categories: Hunting, Wildlife
  • September 2, 2022
European beach grass at Point Reyes North Great Beach

CDFW's Office of Spill Prevention and Response is seeking grant applications to help fund projects that enhance or restore habitat for wildlife, with available funding totaling $750,000. All eligible agencies and projects are encouraged to apply.

Categories: Grants, Habitat Restoration, Lands, Public Safety
  • September 2, 2022
Close-up of an Amargosa vole

Seven years of carefully planned habitat restoration on private land in the Mojave Desert have yielded hope for the persistence of the endangered Amargosa vole.

Categories: Habitat Restoration, Rare Species, Scientific Study, Species, Wildlife
  • September 2, 2022
People fishing at the mouth of the Klamath River

The spit fishery at the mouth of the Klamath River will be closed to angling at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon
  • August 26, 2022
mourning dove in flight

The first of two opening days of California’s dove hunting season is quickly approaching. Dove hunters will be able to hunt for mourning dove, white-winged dove, spotted dove and ringed turtle dove beginning Thursday, Sept. 1 through Thursday, Sept. 15, followed by a second hunting season, Saturday, Nov. 12 through Monday, Dec. 26.

Categories: Hunting, Upland Game Bird Stamp, Wildlife
  • August 16, 2022
Two people in blaze orange hunting in an upland field

CDFW has opened the annual grant application period for projects that benefit upland game bird populations and the habitats upon which they depend.

Categories: Grants, Habitat Restoration, Hunting, Lands, Upland Game Bird Stamp
  • August 16, 2022
CDFW Warden Austin Smith, head shot

Warden Austin Smith has been named 2021 Wildlife Officer of the Year, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced.

Categories: Law Enforcement, Public Safety

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