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  • August 28, 2021

CDFW confirmed that a mountain lion shot and killed by a wildlife officer was the one responsible for injuring a five-year-old boy Thursday near Calabasas in Los Angeles County. The boy is in stable condition.

Categories: Human Wildlife Conflict, Law Enforcement, Wildlife
  • August 5, 2021

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division is proud to announce Warden Jonathan Garcia as the 2020 Pogue-Elms Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. The award is presented by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) and is considered one of the most prestigious awards bestowed upon a wildlife officer in North America.

Categories: Law Enforcement
  • July 15, 2021
Illegal grow operation in Southern California

During the month of May and June, wildlife officers in the Cannabis Enforcement Program took action against several illegal cannabis operators in the desert areas of Southern California.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement
  • July 13, 2021
Illegal water diversion on watershed tributary.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), in conjunction with their state and county partners, are preparing for the 2021 cannabis enforcement season.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement
  • June 17, 2021

At its June 2021 meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission along with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced Lake County Chief Deputy District Attorney Richard Hinchcliff as the Commission’s 2020 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year.

Categories: Law Enforcement
  • May 19, 2021
large cannabis farm under plastic

CDFW, with assistance from Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies, served a search warrant related to environmental crimes associated with illegal cannabis cultivation on April 30.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement
  • May 6, 2021

In April, wildlife officers at the CDFW conducted two investigations related to environmental crimes associated with illegal cannabis cultivation in southern Tehama County and western Shasta County.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement
  • April 14, 2021
wildlife officers boarding a sailboat

The California Fish and Game Commission recently revoked commercial marine aquaria fishing privileges for David W. Hornbaker due to unlawful take of marine aquaria species.

Categories: FGC, Law Enforcement
  • April 12, 2021
Jonathan Garcia by patrol truck

The CDFW Law Enforcement Division is proud to announce Warden Jonathan Garcia as 2020 Wildlife Officer of the Year.

Categories: Law Enforcement
  • March 16, 2021

Wildlife officers with the CDFW Marijuana Enforcement Team conducted a raid of a clandestine cannabis grow on the North Grasslands Wildlife Area, Gadwall Unit in Los Banos.

Categories: Cannabis, Law Enforcement

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