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  • April 25, 2022
California Fish and Game Commission logo

At its April meeting the California Fish and Game Commission acted on several issues affecting California’s natural resources. The following are just a few items of interest from this week’s meeting held in Monterey and Trinidad, with an option for the public to join via Zoom.

Categories: Bears, Big Game, FGC, Fisheries, General, Marine, Rare Species, Wildlife
  • March 21, 2022
Brown adult Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher on a log.

You can have a positive impact on key issues affecting California’s native species when you donate to CDFW’s tax check-off funds on your California State Income Tax Form 540.

Categories: General, Habitat Restoration, Rare Species, Wildlife
  • March 2, 2022
Angler holding chinook salmon

At the annual Salmon Information Meeting held virtually today, state and federal fishery scientists presented updates on the numbers of spawning salmon that returned to California’s rivers in 2021 and shared the expected abundance for the upcoming fishing season.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, General, Salmon
  • March 1, 2022
Dungeness crabs on fishing vessel

Wildlife officers from the CDFW Marine Enforcement Division have noticed an uptick in the number of commercial Dungeness crab cases in North Coast waters since December 2021.

Categories: Fisheries, General
  • February 28, 2022
image of rehabilitated red fox

Many of California’s wildlife rehabilitators have received much-needed financial assistance through the new Native Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant Program. Of the 84 permitted wildlife rehab facilities in California, 47 applied for and will receive funding totaling $547,000 in the 2022 grant cycle.

Categories: General, Grants
  • February 24, 2022
turkeys in natural environment

California’s general spring turkey season opens statewide March 26 and runs through May 1. With growing populations of wild turkeys in many parts of the state, spring turkey season has become one of the more anticipated opportunities on the hunting calendar.

Categories: General, Hunting, R3
  • February 9, 2022
Student art contest winning entry

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is pleased to announce the ninth annual California Invasive Species Youth Art Contest. This year’s theme, “Unite to Fight Invasive Species,” reflects the need for all Californians to work together to prevent the spread and impacts of invasive species.

Categories: General, Invasive Species
  • February 4, 2022
two bobcats in natural habitat

Livermore native Sue Crow Griffin’s image of affection displayed by a mother bobcat to her offspring along an Alameda County walking path has earned the 2021 grand prize in the 10th annual California Wildlife Photo of the Year contest.

Categories: Education, General, Rare Species, Wildlife
  • February 2, 2022
sand dune with sprouting plants

CDFW’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is seeking grant applications to help fund projects that enhance or restore habitat for wildlife, with available funding totaling more than $750,000.

Categories: General, Habitat Restoration
  • January 27, 2022
hairy black pig in grassy field

CDFW is offering wild pig hunting opportunities in March, April and May at the Joice Island Unit of the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County.

Categories: Big Game, General, Hunting, Lands

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