News Room


Contact an Information Officer

Search News

Search CDFW news releases, or browse by date

More CDFW News


Sign up to receive CDFW News by email*:

    *Accredited media representatives should contact an Information Officer to be placed on CDFW’s media list.


    Follow on Twitter @CaliforniaDFW

    Follow on Facebook

    CDFW Soliciting Recommendations for Northern San Joaquin Valley Wildlife Areas
    • August 3, 2022
    landscape image of north grasslands area of N. San Joaquin Valley

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), will hold an online outreach meeting for licensed hunters to take comments and recommendations regarding hunting programs in the northern San Joaquin Valley. The meeting will include updates on habitat conditions and the availability of water for wetlands during the current drought.

    State lands to be discussed include the Mendota and Los Banos wildlife areas' Volta, Salt Slough, China Island, Gadwall, Widell/Ramaciotti and Mud Slough units. Federal refuge personnel will also be available to speak about Merced National Wildlife Refuge, including the Lone Tree Unit, as well as San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, including the Kesterson, Blue Goose, East and West Bear Creek and Freitas units.

    The meeting will be held using Microsoft Teams from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. Please email Sean Allen at for a link and instructions on how to submit comments and questions.

    CDFW annually provides an opportunity for licensed hunters to comment and make recommendations on public hunting programs, including anticipated habitat conditions in the hunting areas on Type A wildlife areas through public meetings and outreach.

    Media Contact:
    Ken Paglia, CDFW Communications, (916) 825-7120

    Categories: Lands

    Comments are closed.