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  • July 1, 2021

CDFW has undertaken the largest wildfire protection and resiliency effort in its history, working to safeguard nearly all of its wildlife areas, ecological reserves and the surrounding communities from wildfire ahead of peak wildfire season this summer and fall.

Categories: Budget, Drought, Fire, Habitat Restoration, Invasive Species, Lands, Rare Species, Scientific Study, Wildlife
  • July 1, 2021
Two anglers show off their catches of two crappie aboard a boat on Clear Lake in Lake County, California

The first of two 2021 Free Fishing Days in California occurs Saturday, July 3, when no sport fishing license is needed. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) urges anglers to fish responsibly and choose those waters not suffering extensively from drought conditions.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Fishing
  • June 30, 2021
A freshly caught Chinook salmon laying on river rocks next to  a fishing rod and reel.

The spring Chinook salmon fishery on the lower Klamath River (downstream of the Highway 96 bridge at Weitchpec) and Trinity River (upstream of the confluence of the South Fork Trinity River) will open July 1 and run through Aug. 14 on the Klamath River and through Aug. 31 on the Trinity River.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing
  • June 29, 2021
A Pacifc halibut is measured on the floor of a boat.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced that the recreational Pacific halibut fishery will close Wednesday, June 30 at 11:59 p.m. for the remainder of 2021.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing
  • June 17, 2021

At its June 2021 meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission along with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced Lake County Chief Deputy District Attorney Richard Hinchcliff as the Commission’s 2020 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year.

Categories: Law Enforcement
  • 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

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