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  • September 16, 2022
CDFW's Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery Sign

CDFW will staff a voluntary, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) check station at its Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery on the opening weekend of the general, north state deer season Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Categories: Big Game, Deer, Wildlife Health
  • September 2, 2022
several canada geese in habitat

As the Eurasian strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 continues to impact wild and domestic birds across the state, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) wildlife disease specialists are reminding the public of steps they can take to help reduce the spread of infection.

Categories: General, Public Safety, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • August 14, 2022
Temblor legless lizard, photo by Noah Morales

CDFW is seeking data and comments on a proposal to list the Temblor legless lizard under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Categories: Rare Species, Species, Wildlife Health
  • July 15, 2022
Two people in silhouette fishing in a river at day break with mountains in the background

CDFW is asking recreational anglers to begin “Hoot Owl” practices when fishing – voluntarily changing how, when and where they fish to minimize stress and mortality among fish populations suffering from drought conditions.

Categories: Drought, Fishing, Salmon, Trout, Wildlife Health
  • July 14, 2022
Group of canada geese walking on grass

Wildlife disease specialists have confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Eurasian H5N1 Avian Influenza in three wild birds found in Colusa and Glenn counties.

Categories: Waterfowl, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • June 24, 2022
Razor clam on a beach

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director has re-opened the recreational razor clam fishery in Del Norte County following a recommendation from state health agencies that the consumption of razor clams in the area no longer poses a significant threat for domoic acid exposure.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine, Wildlife Health
  • June 24, 2022
Four CDFW staff performing necropsy on pelicans

Since approximately May 13, 2022, several Central and Southern California wildlife rehabilitation facilities from Monterey County south to San Diego County have admitted hundreds of sick California brown pelicans, a fully protected species in California.

Categories: Wildlife Health
  • June 20, 2022
Outdoor raceways at Black Rock Hatchery on a cloudy day, with stocking trucks in the background and netting overhead.

Two California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) trout hatcheries in the Eastern Sierra are continuing to fight an outbreak of Lactococcus petauri, a naturally occurring bacteria that sickens fish. The current outbreak was first detected in April 2022.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Hatcheries, Trout, Wildlife Health
  • May 26, 2022
Sick pelican being treated

Since approximately May 13, 2022, several Southern and Central California wildlife rehabilitation facilities from San Luis Obispo County south to San Diego County have been admitting hundreds of California brown pelicans, a fully protected species in California

Categories: Marine, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • 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

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