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  • May 28, 2021
female bear and cubs crossing road

The spring season is well underway in the Tahoe Basin and with warmer weather and fewer Covid-19 restrictions many campgrounds are opening, and visitor numbers are increasing. With this activity comes more human food, more garbage, and more people sharing space with bears.

Categories: Urban Wildlife, Wildlife
  • May 24, 2021

Due to an increase in the number of reported conflicts between humans and coyotes in California, a series of online-based workshops are helping local communities and residents understand the reasons for that increase and how to reduce future conflicts.

Categories: Urban Wildlife
  • May 6, 2021

CDFW today successfully captured a young, female mountain lion within the city limits of Alturas, Modoc County, and safely returned the animal to suitable wild habitat.

Categories: Urban Wildlife, Wildlife
  • April 30, 2021
coiled rattlesnake in dry grass

Spring is here and with it brings warm weather and hot, dry conditions in many areas of California. Human encounters with snakes are more likely as these elusive animals become more active this time of year.

Categories: Urban Wildlife, Wildlife
  • April 29, 2021

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 and are on the move and hungry.

Categories: Education, Urban Wildlife, Wildlife
  • March 12, 2021

A multi-agency team of wildlife management professionals and local law enforcement caught and euthanized the coyote that attacked five people in the Moraga/Lafayette area of Contra Costa County, CDFW announced.

Categories: Urban Wildlife
  • March 9, 2021

Due to an increase in the number of reported conflicts between humans and coyotes in California, a series of online-based workshops are planned to help local communities and residents understand the reasons for that increase and how to reduce future conflicts.

Categories: Urban Wildlife

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