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  • September 23, 2022
water hyacinth in natural environment

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has temporarily restricted boat use at the Mendota Wildlife Area in Fresno County.

Categories: General, Invasive Species
  • September 20, 2022
Wild pig standing in a green field

Due to ongoing concerns with wild pigs in California and the damage they cause, the California Fish and Game Commission and CDFW will be holding a virtual public forum to discuss related issues and explore potential solutions that address and reduce problems.

Categories: Education, Human Wildlife Conflict, Hunting, Invasive Species, Lands, 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
Invasive mussel on boat

As Californians gear up for another beautiful summer full of outdoors recreation, boaters are being asked to remember the importance of cleaning, draining and drying their watercraft to combat the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels.

Categories: Invasive Species
  • 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
  • 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

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