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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 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 17, 2021
Raceway with snow covered mountains in the background

Hot Creek Hatchery is resuming the stocking of trout for recreational angling opportunities.

Categories: Fishing, Hatcheries
  • 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
  • June 9, 2021
small silver fish in a net

A species of fish once declared extinct has not only survived but is expected to thrive thanks to a five-year effort to restore habitat and translocate more than 700 Owens pupfish.

Categories: Rare Species
  • June 4, 2021
woman removing invasive vine

CDFW is inviting all Californians to learn about – and join the fight against – harmful non-native plants and animals that threaten our state’s natural resources.

Categories: Education, Invasive Species
  • May 28, 2021

June 2021 calendar of events

Categories: Calendar
  • May 28, 2021
fish trough with snowy mountains in background

CDFW has suspended all fish planting from the Hot Creek Trout Hatchery in Mono County as a bacterial outbreak has been detected at the facility.

Categories: Fishing, Hatcheries
  • 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 27, 2021
hundreds of tiny shellfish adhered to metal pipe

Boating appears to be surging in popularity in California, and nationwide. California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels ask new and seasoned boaters to remain cautious over the three-day Memorial Day weekend to prevent the spread of quagga and zebra mussels by cleaning, draining and drying their watercraft after each outing.

Categories: Fishing, Invasive Species

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