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  • 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
  • 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
  • May 9, 2022
Chinook salmon spawn in the Feather River.

California’s severe climate-driven drought is having a significant impact on the state’s water supply, but it’s also putting the state’s salmon population at serious risk. Managing California’s water needs during this water supply crisis means minimizing the impacts of drought and water management on the environment while meeting the health and safety needs of communities and supporting the economy and agriculture. DWR and CDFW are actively working to respond to drought and climate change impacts on native species and ecosystems.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Hatcheries, Salmon
  • May 9, 2022
black bear eating yellow flowers

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – The snow is melting in the Lake Tahoe region and a mild winter has given way to a bustling, early spring for wildlife in the area. Bears have emerged from their dens, are on the move and hungry!

Categories: Bears, Human Wildlife Conflict, Wildlife Health
  • May 5, 2022
An adult, winter-run Chinook salmon is released into the cold waters of the North Fork Battle Creek.

State and federal biologists have begun moving endangered adult winter-run Chinook salmon to the upper reaches of Battle Creek and threatened spring-run Chinook salmon to Clear Creek in northern California, where colder water temperatures will better support spawning and help their eggs survive the continuing drought.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Hatcheries, Salmon, Scientific Study

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