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  • 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
  • February 3, 2021

On the night of Jan. 30, 2021, a CDFW law enforcement officer based out of Long Beach partnered with the Long Beach Police Department on a joint agency boat patrol in and around Long Beach Harbor.

Categories: Law Enforcement, Rare Species
  • February 2, 2021
2021 warden stamp

The 2021 stamp commemorates the 150-year anniversary of both CDFW and the California Fish and Game Commission.

Categories: Law Enforcement

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