News Room

rss
  • October 7, 2022
Tundra swans feed and rest in the Sacramento Valley's harvested, flooded rice fields.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering free swan tours in Yuba County near Marysville on select Saturdays, November through early January.

Categories: Species, Waterfowl, 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 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 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
  • August 4, 2022
halibut on a boat with scientist standing over

CDFW has announced the recreational Pacific halibut fishery will close Sunday, Aug. 7 at 11:59 p.m. Based on the latest catch projections, CDFW expects the 2022 California recreational quota of 38,740 net pounds will be exceeded unless the fishery is closed.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Species
  • July 28, 2022
Smiling man on a boat holding up a large striped bass

CDFW is soliciting public input on a proposed regulation change that would restrict the harvest of striped bass to a “slot limit” between 20 and 30 inches for inland anadromous waters. Under the proposal, all striped bass caught below 20 inches in length and above 30 inches in length would have to be released.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Species
  • June 24, 2022
Male and female mallard ducks

CDFW has completed its 2022 waterfowl breeding population survey. The resulting data indicate the overall number of breeding ducks has decreased by 19 percent, including mallards that are the most abundant duck in the survey.

Categories: Drought, Scientific Study, Species, Waterfowl, Wildlife
  • June 3, 2022
Two boys planting whistletop at the Elkhorn Slough estuary

The ninth annual California Invasive Species Action Week (CISAW) runs from Saturday, June 4 through Sunday, June 12, 2022. Sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), this week provides an opportunity for Californians to learn about the hundreds of harmful non-native plants and animals that threaten our state’s natural resources, ecology and economy.

Categories: Habitat Restoration, Invasive Species, Lands, Species
  • May 27, 2022
two riparian brush rabbits in San Joaquin Valley

On May 20, 2022, veterinary staff at California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) were notified that an endangered riparian brush rabbit found deceased on the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge, tested positive for rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2), a highly transmissible and frequently fatal disease of rabbits.

Categories: General, Species, Wildlife
  • May 20, 2022

California’s recreational ocean salmon season is underway, and so is the CDFW ocean salmon monitoring program. Anglers are encouraged to assist CDFW employees or agents who ask about their trip or request to examine the catch, as the information collected is essential to the science needed to support continued ocean salmon fishing opportunities in future years.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine, Salmon, Scientific Study, Species

Subscribe

Sign up to receive CDFW News by email*:

    *Accredited media representatives should contact an Information Officer to be placed on CDFW’s media list.

    Follow

    Follow on Twitter @CaliforniaDFW

    Follow on Facebook

    Archives

    2020 | 2019 | 2018

    Search CDFW News