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    • February 27, 2023
    youth art contest winning entry depicting invasive species

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is pleased to announce the 10th annual California Invasive Species Youth Art and Video Contest.

    Categories: Invasive Species, Wildlife Health
    • February 14, 2023
    An underwater image of a Clear Lake hitch.

    CDFW and the Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California (Robinson Rancheria) have initiated a pilot program on Clear Lake to remove invasive carp and goldfish to benefit the Clear Lake hitch, also known as “Chi.”

    Categories: Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Invasive Species, Scientific Study
    • 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