Every day wildlife officers are on the land, in the air and on the water working to protect California’s valuable natural resources.
The CDFW 2022 Warden Stamp is now available for purchase, and for the first time will highlight a native California raptor species: the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). The 2022 bald eagle Warden Stamp can be purchased for $5 ONLINE(opens in new tab). To purchase the stamp, visit the link above and scroll to bottom of the page and click “Continue as Guest.” From there click on “2022 Warden Stamps” under the Menu tab. Add stamps from the line that reads “Warden Stamp Decal - 2022 Edition” and follow prompts to check out. Thank you for your support!
The Warden Stamp is a decal that can be proudly displayed on vehicles or other items. All funds raised from the sales of the stamp go to procure vital equipment, protective gear and training for wildlife officers and enhance our Law Enforcement Division's K-9 program, all of which will increase an officer's ability to combat the illegal take and commercialization of wildlife, the destruction of habitat, and enhance officer safety.
The Warden Stamp Program was initiated in 2010 to address the need for better equipment and training for the state’s wildlife officers and to provide funding for special law enforcement programs.
Wildlife crimes are on the rise and becoming more complex to solve. With approximately 400 wildlife officers in the state patrolling 159,000 square miles of natural habitat, the job is extremely demanding.
Officers must perform a number of roles including catching poachers, eradicating illegal marijuana grows, responding to oil spills, providing public safety, educating the public and much more. Every day is a new challenge.
- Wildlife officers protect more than 1,000 native fish and wildlife species, 6,300 native plant species and 360 threatened or endangered species.
- Wildlife officers patrol about 400 square miles of land per officer.
- Wildlife officers keep watch over 1,100 miles of coastline, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, 4,800 lakes and reservoirs and 80 major rivers.
- Wildlife officers patrol on foot, by plane, boat, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, and even on horseback.
- There is approximately one wildlife officer for every 100,000 Californians.
By purchasing this special stamp you can show your support for the important work wildlife officers do. Purchase ONLINE(opens in new tab) today!