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  • July 29, 2021

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is pleased to announce the winners of Nature Bowl 2021: Family Challenge Edition.

Categories: Education, Lands, Scientific Study, Wildlife
  • July 28, 2021
Northern San Joaquin Valley image

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, availability of water for wetlands during the current drought and possible impacts of the lingering global pandemic.

Categories: Hunting, Lands
  • July 12, 2021
Ducks, geese and shorebirds fill the wetlands along the Auto Tour Loop at the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area in Butte County in the fall.

The auto tour loop along with some nearby hiking trails on the west side of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area in Butte County will close for about two weeks in July to accommodate construction to improve water management, wildlife habitat and visitor experience. Work is scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 14, 2021, near Parking Lot 14 and last about two weeks. The auto tour loop and nearby hiking trails are scheduled to reopen July 26, 2021, in plenty of time for bird watching during peak fall and winter migrations. Construction delays could impact the timing of reopening.

Categories: Grants, Habitat Restoration, Lands, Wildlife
  • July 1, 2021

CDFW has undertaken the largest wildfire protection and resiliency effort in its history, working to safeguard nearly all of its wildlife areas, ecological reserves and the surrounding communities from wildfire ahead of peak wildfire season this summer and fall.

Categories: Budget, Drought, Fire, Habitat Restoration, Invasive Species, Lands, Rare Species, Scientific Study, Wildlife
  • February 10, 2021

CDFW is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Knoxville Wildlife Area and Cedar Roughs Wildlife Area, both in Napa County, after the August 2020 LNU-Lightning Complex Fire.

Categories: Fire, Lands
  • February 1, 2021

With the recent lifting of the Regional Stay-at-Home Order in all parts of the state, CDFW will once again allow overnight camping on department lands, state-operated wildlife areas and federal wildlife refuges where camping is permitted, effective Monday, Feb. 1.

Categories: Hunting, Lands

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