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  • July 12, 2022
Three Canada geese swimming with reflection in water

Florida Artist Wins 2022 California Duck Stamp Art Contest

Categories: Duck Stamp
  • July 8, 2022
Cannabis flower in the sunlight

CDFW awarded over $1.7 million from its Qualified Cultivator Grant Program.

Categories: Cannabis, Grants
  • July 6, 2022
Watershed in Trinity County

CDFW, Department of Cannabis Control and State Water Resources Control Board have aligned their cannabis enforcement teams for the 2022 watershed protection season.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement
  • June 30, 2022
Silver grunion beached on the sand at night

Calendar of statewide events related to fish, wildlife and CDFW for July 2022.

Categories: Calendar, Fishing, Wildlife
  • June 30, 2022
A freshly caught Chinook salmon alongside a fishing rod and reel on the rocks.

Sport fishing for Chinook salmon in the Klamath River Basin is set to begin July 1 and will continue through the fall according to salmon quota and fishery regulations that were adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission during its May teleconference meeting.

Categories: Fisheries, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • June 29, 2022
A panoramic view of the beach and ocean that are part of the Ocean Ranch Unit, Eel River Wildlife Area.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced the closure of the Ocean Ranch Unit within the Eel River Wildlife Area as habitat restoration work intensifies there with the use of heavy equipment. The unit is being closed to all public access for safety effective Monday, July 11, 2022, through the end of the year.

Categories: Fisheries, Habitat Restoration
  • June 28, 2022
Woman wearing waders with a fly rod, fishing in a river

The first of California’s two Free Fishing Days in 2022 is coming up over the Independence Day holiday weekend.

Categories: Calendar, Fisheries, Fishing, Fishing in the City, Licensing, Marine, R3, Trout
  • June 24, 2022
Razor clam on a beach

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director has re-opened the recreational razor clam fishery in Del Norte County following a recommendation from state health agencies that the consumption of razor clams in the area no longer poses a significant threat for domoic acid exposure.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine, Wildlife Health
  • June 24, 2022
Four CDFW staff performing necropsy on pelicans

Since approximately May 13, 2022, several Central and Southern California wildlife rehabilitation facilities from Monterey County south to San Diego County have admitted hundreds of sick California brown pelicans, a fully protected species in California.

Categories: Wildlife Health
  • June 24, 2022
Male and female mallard ducks

CDFW has completed its 2022 waterfowl breeding population survey. The resulting data indicate the overall number of breeding ducks has decreased by 19 percent, including mallards that are the most abundant duck in the survey.

Categories: Drought, Scientific Study, Species, Waterfowl, Wildlife

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