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  • CDFW Awards $1.3 Million for Cannibis Cultivation Restoration in Watersheds

    CDFW Awards $1.3 Million for Cannibis Cultivation Restoration in Watersheds

    Damage from a trespass grow.Photo: Scott Bauer/CDFW for habitat restoration projects within California’s Northern Coastal watersheds most impacted by unregulated cannabis cultivation.

  • For 2017 and 2018 CDFW Expanding Lands Pass Program to Dozens of Properties

    For 2017 and 2018 CDFW Expanding Lands Pass Program to Dozens of Properties

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is expanding its Lands Pass Program to 41 wildlife areas and ecological reserves this fall and winter and will soon require a CDFW lands pass of all visitors 16 or older. Those carrying a current hunting or fishing license are exempt from this new requirement.

  • Hagfish Day | CDFW

    Hagfish Day | CDFW

    Also known as slime eels, hagfish are rather unattractive creatures that have remained basically unchanged since the Paleozoic era. Slime glands on each side of the hagfish’s body produce a protein-based secretion that combines with water to make a thick “goo”

  • CDFW Arrests Four Suspects for Poaching

    CDFW Arrests Four Suspects for Poaching

    Wildlife officers have arrested four suspects on charges of harvesting abalone with a recreational fishing license then selling it on the black market for profit, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced.

  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will offer free swan tours near Marysville

    California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will offer free swan tours near Marysville

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will offer free swan tours near Marysville on Saturdays beginning in November and extending through mid-January.

  • Man Wanted for Attempted Murder of a CDFW Officer Surrenders

    Man Wanted for Attempted Murder of a CDFW Officer Surrenders

    Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr., suspected of attempting to shoot a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officer in August 2016, has turned himself in.

  • CDFW Bust Leads to California Fish Trafficking Ring Sentencing

    CDFW Bust Leads to California Fish Trafficking Ring Sentencing

    Three Fresno men face jail time and fines after being caught poaching and unlawfully trafficking sport-caught fish, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced.

  • CDFW Law Enforcement Now Hiring Wildlife Officers

    CDFW Law Enforcement Now Hiring Wildlife Officers

    Do you have what it takes to be a California wildlife officer? The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division (LED) is currently accepting applications for wildlife officers and cadets. CDFW is particularly interested in recruiting applicants with a love of the outdoors and a passion for fish and wildlife conservation.

  • CDFW Seeking Grant Proposals to Restore Habitat Impacted by Cannabis Cultivation

    CDFW Seeking Grant Proposals to Restore Habitat Impacted by Cannabis Cultivation

    Regulations went into effect as of May 26, 2017 to close a 5.5 mile stretch of the Sacramento River to all fishing, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. An emergency regulation had expired on Mar. 30, 2017, but was made permanent upon adoption of the Fish and Game Commission and filing with the Secretary of State.

  • CDFW RELEASES FIRST MILLION OF EVACUATED FISH INTO FEATHER RIVER

    CDFW RELEASES FIRST MILLION OF EVACUATED FISH INTO FEATHER RIVER

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released one million state and federally listed threatened spring-run Chinook salmon into the Feather River on Monday, March 20.

  • Juvenile Salmon Rescue from Hatchery Below Oroville

    Juvenile Salmon Rescue from Hatchery Below Oroville

    CDFW is trying to make the best out of a tough situation by evacuating juvenile salmon from the Feather River Hatchery (just downstream from the Oroville Dam).

  • CDFW Rescues Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery

    CDFW Rescues Salmon at Feather River Fish Hatchery

    CDFW is trying to make the best out of a tough situation by evacuating juvenile salmon from the Feather River Hatchery (just downstream from the Oroville Dam).

  • California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife at Annual Sportsmen’s Show in Sacramento

    California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife at Annual Sportsmen’s Show in Sacramento

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has returned with even greater presence to the International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) at Cal Expo in Sacramento, which began yesterday and runs through Sunday, Jan. 22.

  • CDFW Volunteer Program in the Sacramento Area

    CDFW Volunteer Program in the Sacramento Area

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is currently seeking applicants for its Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) in the Sacramento Area.

  • New Guide to Heritage Trout Challenge Announced by CDFW

    New Guide to Heritage Trout Challenge Announced by CDFW

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released the Angler’s Guide to the California Heritage Trout Challenge, a new online tool for those interested in fishing for California’s heritage trout. The guide provides anglers with detailed information on how to complete the Heritage Trout Challenge, including information about where to catch native trout, identification tips and a history of habitat restoration efforts.

  • More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open from Point Arena to Ten Mile; One Area Still Closed

    More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open from Point Arena to Ten Mile; One Area Still Closed

    On Dec. 29, more of the California coastline will open to the commercial Dungeness crab fishery. Some previously closed areas will open at the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today.

  • CDFW Awards $40 Million for Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration and Protection Projects

    CDFW Awards $40 Million for Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration and Protection Projects

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced that it is awarding $40 million in Proposition 1 funds for water quality, river and watershed protection, and restoration projects for vital waterways throughout California.

  • CDFW Requests Trinity Anglers to Return Fish Tags

    CDFW Requests Trinity Anglers to Return Fish Tags

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding north state Trinity River anglers to return salmon and steelhead tags in a timely manner.

  • CDFW License Sales Offices Will Be Open Monday

    CDFW License Sales Offices Will Be Open Monday

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is retracting an earlier news release notifying the public of department license sales office closures on Monday, Dec. 5. All CDFW license sales counters will be open during regular business hours that day.

  • No Cash Policy at CDFW License Counters

    No Cash Policy at CDFW License Counters

    Starting January 1, 2017 the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will no longer accept cash at CDFW’s License and Revenue Branch and regional license counters. Individuals who want to make payments at CDFW’s License and Revenue Branch or a regional license counter can use checks, money orders, or any debit/credit card with the Visa or Mastercard logo.