CDFW's high public use areas, including visitor centers and license counters, are temporarily closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Before heading to a CDFW facility, contact the regional headquarters office to determine if that facility is open. See CDFW’s Online License Site for information on purchasing licenses, permits, tags and other entitlements.
CDFW staff will host an online workshop to provide an overview of the WebGrants application process for the current Watershed Remediation and Enhancement Solicitation and to answer any questions
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.
The CDFW Law Enforcement Division is proud to announce Warden Jonathan Garcia as 2020 Wildlife Officer of the Year.
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.
April 2021 calendar of events
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.
While the spring season typically signals the start of the recreational red abalone season, CDFW reminds anglers that the northern California recreational red abalone fishery will remain closed until April 1, 2026
CDFW just completed the most recent marine life entanglement risk assessment under the Risk Assessment Mitigation Program. Recent survey data indicate most Humpback and Blue whales remain outside of the California fishing grounds, however a few Humpback whales have begun to return to Monterey Bay and the Gulf of the Farallones.
CDFW today announced plans for upcoming funding opportunities for a variety of cannabis related projects statewide through the Cannabis Restoration Grant Program.
California’s general spring turkey season opens statewide March 27 and runs through May 2 with additional hunting dates for young hunters and archery hunters.
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