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2022-2023 News Releases

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  • May 31, 2023
Overview of rolling foothills and oak woodland within the Carmel Valley.

At its May 25, 2023, quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $83.15 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California and, in some cases, provide new and improved public access, recreational and educational opportunities.

Categories: Education, Habitat Restoration, Lands, Rare Species, Scientific Study, Wildlife Conservation Board
  • December 14, 2022
image of bee on a plant

CDFW is seeking data and public comments on a petition to list the Crotch’s bumble bee, Franklin’s bumble bee, Suckley’s cuckoo bumble bee and western bumble bee under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Categories: General, Species, Wildlife Health
  • September 2, 2022
Close-up of an Amargosa vole

Seven years of carefully planned habitat restoration on private land in the Mojave Desert have yielded hope for the persistence of the endangered Amargosa vole.

Categories: Habitat Restoration, Rare Species, Scientific Study, Species, Wildlife
  • July 15, 2022
Southern California steelhead swimming

CDFW has initiated a status review for Southern California steelhead and invites data or comments on a petition to list Southern California steelhead as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Categories: FGC, Fisheries, Fishing, Rare Species, Trout
  • July 12, 2022
Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk in traditional, tribal attire is jointed by CDFW, USFWS, and NOAA Fisheries representatives on the shores of the McCloud River to return winter-run Chinook salmon eggs to the river.

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe, CDFW, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) celebrated the return of endangered winter-run Chinook salmon eggs to the McCloud River upstream of Shasta Reservoir for the first time since the construction of the Shasta Dam in the 1940s.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Salmon, Scientific Study

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