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  • August 16, 2022
A bear-proof dumpster that's open and overflowing with garbage such as this does little to safeguard black bears from accessing trash.

Summer can be a tough time to be a bear. Green grasses have dried up and berries haven’t quite ripened for eating yet, causing black bears to move around more in search of easy food. This means there is a lot to think about when living, visiting, or recreating in the Lake Tahoe Basin this time of year.

Categories: Bears, Education, Human Wildlife Conflict
  • August 16, 2022
A buck deer's head and antlers are visible as it peeks out among heavy grass cover.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for deer hunting opportunities at the Cosumnes River Ecological Reserve in Sacramento County for the 2022 A Zone and D-5 Zone general seasons.

Categories: Big Game, Hunting
  • July 26, 2022
The entrance sign to the Little Dry Creek Unit, Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area in the Sacramento Valley.

CDFW and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will hold an online public outreach meeting for licensed hunters to provide comments and recommendations regarding hunting programs on state wildlife areas and federal wildlife refuges in the Sacramento Valley.

Categories: Hunting, Lands, Waterfowl
  • July 14, 2022
An overview of flooded wetlands at the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area in Butte County.

Improvements are coming to the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area in Butte County. Hosting more than100,000 visitors each year, Gray Lodge is one of the most heavily visited wildlife areas in the state and construction work will restrict some public access over the next several months.

Categories: Habitat Restoration, Lands, Waterfowl, Wildlife
  • July 12, 2022
Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk in traditional, tribal attire is jointed by CDFW, USFWS, and NOAA Fisheries representatives on the shores of the McCloud River to return winter-run Chinook salmon eggs to the river.

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe, CDFW, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) celebrated the return of endangered winter-run Chinook salmon eggs to the McCloud River upstream of Shasta Reservoir for the first time since the construction of the Shasta Dam in the 1940s.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Salmon, Scientific Study
  • 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 22, 2022
A young girl looks across the evening landscape through a pair of binoculars.

Back by popular demand, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Nature Bowl 2022: Family Challenge is underway and ready for Californians to enjoy.

Categories: Scientific Study, Wildlife
  • June 22, 2022

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Verano está aquí y el número de visitantes está aumentando en la cuenca del Lago Tahoe (Lake Tahoe). Esto trae una mayor oportunidad de encontrarse con una familia de osos, junto con más comida humana y fuentes de basurero en la cuenca del Lake Tahoe.

Categories: Bears
  • June 21, 2022

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Summer is here at Lake Tahoe and that means more visitors recreating in bear habitat, which increases the chance of encountering a bear – or a family of bears. Increased visitation also brings more temptations for bears to discover human food and garbage sources.

Categories: Bears, Human Wildlife Conflict

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