CDFW's high public use areas, including visitor centers and license counters, are temporarily closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Before heading to a CDFW facility, contact the regional headquarters office to determine if that facility is open. See CDFW’s Online License Site for information on purchasing licenses, permits, tags and other entitlements.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is asking recreational anglers to voluntarily change how, when and where they fish to minimize stress and mortality among fish populations suffering from drought conditions.
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.
The first of two 2021 Free Fishing Days in California occurs Saturday, July 3, when no sport fishing license is needed. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) urges anglers to fish responsibly and choose those waters not suffering extensively from drought conditions.
CDFW today announced the selection of 28 projects to receive funding for projects to restore and protect multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects under its Proposition 1 grant programs.
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