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Scent-Detection Dogs Join Nutria Eradication Effort

Nutria Canine Team
Meet the newest members of CDFW’s “Team Nutria;” a 1-year-old female black Labrador retriever named Star and a 2-year-old male German shepherd named Trigger.

Succulent Plants Returned to the Cliffs from Where They Were Poached

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Last week, a team of California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) staff and volunteers spent hours working to replant more than 2,000 Dudleya succulents that were seized after a poaching investigation. The plants were meticulously returned to the Mendocino and Humboldt county cliffs from where they were stolen weeks before.