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  • September 20, 2021
water hyacinth in California

CDFW has temporarily restricted boat use at the Mendota Wildlife Area in Fresno County.

Categories: Invasive Species, Lands, Species
  • September 1, 2021
Quagga mussel infestation shown on pipe

California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels are reminding boaters to remain cautious over Labor Day weekend.

Categories: Fishing, Invasive Species
  • July 1, 2021

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.

Categories: Budget, Drought, Fire, Habitat Restoration, Invasive Species, Lands, Rare Species, Scientific Study, Wildlife
  • June 4, 2021
woman removing invasive vine

CDFW is inviting all Californians to learn about – and join the fight against – harmful non-native plants and animals that threaten our state’s natural resources.

Categories: Education, Invasive Species
  • May 27, 2021
hundreds of tiny shellfish adhered to metal pipe

Boating appears to be surging in popularity in California, and nationwide. California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels ask new and seasoned boaters to remain cautious over the three-day Memorial Day weekend to prevent the spread of quagga and zebra mussels by cleaning, draining and drying their watercraft after each outing.

Categories: Fishing, Invasive Species
  • April 22, 2021

Multiple federal, state and local agencies have been notified of an invasive algae species discovered in Newport Bay, Calif. The algae, which is native to Florida and other subtropical and tropical locales, is scientifically known as Caulerpa prolifera.

Categories: Invasive Species
  • March 15, 2021

CDFW is pleased to announce the eighth annual California Invasive Species Youth Art Contest. This year’s theme is “Be An Invasive Species Detective".

Categories: Education, Invasive Species
  • March 10, 2021

CDFW) is asking retailers and consumers to help stop the spread of a dangerous invasive mussel that has been found in aquarium moss balls sold in California and nationwide.

Categories: Invasive Species

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