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  • June 17, 2022
Small salmon smolts jump and squirm in a dip net hovering over water in a harbor

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is nearing the completion of its efforts to transport 19.7 million hatchery-raised fall-run and 960,000 spring-run juvenile Chinook salmon (known as smolts) to the San Pablo Bay, San Francisco Bay and seaside net pens this spring and summer.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Fishing, Hatcheries, Salmon
  • June 16, 2022
California Fish and Game Commission logo

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 this week’s meeting held in Los Angeles, Saint Helena and Trinidad, with an option for the public to join via Zoom.

Categories: FGC, Fisheries, Fishing, Habitat Restoration, Rare Species
  • June 15, 2022
CDFW Fish and Wildlife Technician Taylor Mcilrath holds up a pair of brook trout before their release into Kirman Lake.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has stocked 3,500 large brook trout into Kirman Lake in Mono County as part of an ongoing commitment to restore one of the West’s best trophy brook trout fisheries.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Hatcheries
  • June 3, 2022
A Lahontan cutthroat trout is held just prior to release into Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe’s native fish are making a return this summer.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Trout
  • June 3, 2022
Two boys planting whistletop at the Elkhorn Slough estuary

The ninth annual California Invasive Species Action Week (CISAW) runs from Saturday, June 4 through Sunday, June 12, 2022. Sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), this week provides an opportunity for Californians to learn about the hundreds of harmful non-native plants and animals that threaten our state’s natural resources, ecology and economy.

Categories: Habitat Restoration, Invasive Species, Lands, Species
  • May 27, 2022
two riparian brush rabbits in San Joaquin Valley

On May 20, 2022, veterinary staff at California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) were notified that an endangered riparian brush rabbit found deceased on the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge, tested positive for rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2), a highly transmissible and frequently fatal disease of rabbits.

Categories: General, Species, Wildlife
  • May 27, 2022
Black bird standing on mussel-covered rock in ocean.

June 2022 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

Categories: Calendar
  • May 27, 2022
Hills with ocean and sun shining through clouds

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects at May 2022 Meeting

Categories: WCB
  • May 27, 2022
Invasive mussel on boat

As Californians gear up for another beautiful summer full of outdoors recreation, boaters are being asked to remember the importance of cleaning, draining and drying their watercraft to combat the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels.

Categories: Invasive Species
  • May 26, 2022
Sick pelican being treated

Since approximately May 13, 2022, several Southern and Central California wildlife rehabilitation facilities from San Luis Obispo County south to San Diego County have been admitting hundreds of California brown pelicans, a fully protected species in California

Categories: Marine, Wildlife, Wildlife Health

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