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  • September 21, 2022
A pair of mature desert bighorn sheep.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is once again inviting nonprofit organizations to help support wildlife, wildlife habitat and scientific research by auctioning big game hunting tags for the 2023-24 hunt season.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Habitat Restoration, Hunting, Wildlife
  • September 20, 2022
Inyo rock daisy

CDFW is seeking data and public comment on a proposal to list the Inyo rock daisy under the California Endangered Species Act.

Categories: Habitat Restoration, Lands, Rare Species, Species
  • September 20, 2022
A pair of American wigeon at rest on the water.

CDFW will hold an in-person public outreach meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, to solicit input on the management of the Lake Earl Wildlife Area in Del Norte County. Topics to be discussed include public access, habitat conditions, current and future restoration efforts.

Categories: Fishing, Habitat Restoration, Hunting, Lands
  • September 2, 2022
European beach grass at Point Reyes North Great Beach

CDFW's Office of Spill Prevention and Response is seeking grant applications to help fund projects that enhance or restore habitat for wildlife, with available funding totaling $750,000. All eligible agencies and projects are encouraged to apply.

Categories: Grants, Habitat Restoration, Lands, Public Safety
  • September 2, 2022
Close-up of an Amargosa vole

Seven years of carefully planned habitat restoration on private land in the Mojave Desert have yielded hope for the persistence of the endangered Amargosa vole.

Categories: Habitat Restoration, Rare Species, Scientific Study, Species, Wildlife
  • August 26, 2022

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Charlton H. Bonham issued the following statement on the release today by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed decommissioning of four dams on the Klamath River.

Categories: Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • August 16, 2022
Two people in blaze orange hunting in an upland field

CDFW has opened the annual grant application period for projects that benefit upland game bird populations and the habitats upon which they depend.

Categories: Grants, Habitat Restoration, Hunting, Lands, Upland Game Bird Stamp
  • 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
  • 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
Landscape of Martis Meadow on a sunny day, with trees and snow-capped mountains in the distance

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has selected 23 ecosystem restoration and protection projects to fund under its Proposition 1 Watershed Restoration Grant and Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program. The awards total $26 million.

Categories: Grants, Habitat Restoration, Lands

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