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  • Pensacola’s Jerry Pate Joins Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Board

    Pensacola’s Jerry Pate Joins Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Board

    Legendary golfer and businessman from Pensacola, Jerry Pate, has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida.

  • Open Sportfishing at California Wildlife Refuge for the First Time | Zinke Proposes Expansion of Fishing, Hunting in 30 Wildlife Refuges

    Open Sportfishing at California Wildlife Refuge for the First Time | Zinke Proposes Expansion of Fishing, Hunting in 30 Wildlife Refuges

    Continuing his efforts to increase access to public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced a proposal to open more than 248,000 acres to new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 national wildlife refuges.

  • Californiia Taxpayers Can Help Save Wildlife When They File

    Californiia Taxpayers Can Help Save Wildlife When They File

    You don’t have to own hiking boots or a fishing pole, or have a degree in environmental science to help wildlife. A click of your mouse or a stroke of your pen can help the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) protect—or even save—California’s native sea otters and other rare, threatened and endangered animal and plant species.

  • State-Fish Art is Open for Entries

    State-Fish Art is Open for Entries

    The season is now open for the 20th Anniversary State-Fish Art Contest, sponsored by Bass Pro Shops.  For all kids in Grades K-12 the deadline is March 31st.  You have to enter to win!

  • Man Sentenced to 20-Years in Prison for Attempting to Shoot a Wildlife Officer

    Man Sentenced to 20-Years in Prison for Attempting to Shoot a Wildlife Officer

    A Humboldt County man who attempted to shoot a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CFDW) wildlife officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr., 25, was convicted in Humboldt County Superior Court of assault with a firearm upon a peace officer with an enhancement of personally using a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, using threats and violence upon an executive officer, negligently discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle, and one misdemeanor violation of “spotlighting” (using artificial light to poach wildlife).

  • America's #1 Best New Attraction honor given to Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium

    America's #1 Best New Attraction honor given to Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium

    Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, the largest, most immersive fish and wildlife attraction in the world, has been voted as America’s Best New Attraction. Individuals across the country made their voices heard by voting in the national contest, propelling Wonders of Wildlife to the top of the list and bringing national recognition to the Ozarks.

  • CDFW January 2018 | California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

    CDFW January 2018 | California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

    Guided Wildlife Tours at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948), 12:30 p.m. The 90-minute walking tour covers slightly more than a half-mile through this premier birding spot that highlights migratory waterfowl and other wetland wildlife. Tours are cancelled in the event of heavy rain. No reservations are necessary for groups of fewer than 20 people. This land is part of the CDFW Lands Pass Program and its associated fee-for-use requirement. For more information on the Lands Pass Program, please visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/lands-pass. For more information on the tours, please call (530) 846-7505 or email lori.dieter@wildlife.ca.gov.

  • Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects CDFW

    Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects CDFW

    At its Nov. 30 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $2.6 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 12 approved projects will benefit fish and wildlife—including some endangered species—while others will provide public access to important natural resources. Several projects will also demonstrate the importance of protecting working landscapes that integrate economic, social and environmental stewardship practices beneficial to the environment, landowners and the local community. The state funds for all these projects come from bond measures approved by voters to help preserve and protect California’s natural resources. Funded projects include:

  • QUWF adds Plano Synergy to National Sponsorship of Wildlife Habitat Restoration

    QUWF adds Plano Synergy to National Sponsorship of Wildlife Habitat Restoration

    "Plano Synergy Joins QUWF as National Sponsor for Wildlife Habitat Restoration" Buffalo, MO: "The battle to maintain our natural wildlife habitat is real, the effort has to be measured in results on the ground. Results in wildlife populations that are on in the woods, fields and streams must be measurable and it must truly make a difference at the local level" clarifies Craig Alderman of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc. (QUWF). "Finding good partners who understand the true challenge, want to see the results by putting their boots on it, are the leaders we seek to partner with over the long haul of wildlife conservation. Corporate investment in conservation must have results, be shown they are "investing" in the future of the industry by making a difference on the ground, locally, where it matters. Plano Synergy is that kind of company" Alderman states. "Their partnership, as a national QUWF sponsor, brings products to our local events directly linked to the passion and lifestyle of all outdoorsman, thereby making efforts of true wildlife habitat support a reality in dollars invested" Craig states.

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Expands Hunting and Fishing Opportunities

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Expands Hunting and Fishing Opportunities

    In a continuing effort to increase access to hunting and fishing on public lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a final rule to open or expand opportunities across 132,000 acres on 10 national wildlife refugesges

  • New Share with Wildlife program license plate features a Rio Grande cutthroat trout

    New Share with Wildlife program license plate features a Rio Grande cutthroat trout

    Since 1981 the Share with Wildlife program has funded wildlife research, habitat enhancement, education and rehabilitation projects around the state. Many of these projects benefit nongame species in need of conservation.

  • Wildlife Corridors at Yolo Bypass Will Help Animals Escape Flooding

    Wildlife Corridors at Yolo Bypass Will Help Animals Escape Flooding

    CDFW’s Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area serves two critical – but sometimes competing – needs. The 16,670 acres of riparian and agricultural habitat in Yolo County provide a refuge and an all-you-can-eat buffet for migratory waterfowl and resident wildlife to the west of Sacramento and the increasingly urbanized surrounding communities.

  • Grand Opening | Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium

    Grand Opening | Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium

    Largest most immersive wildlife conservation attraction in the world a major new destination in the heart of America

  • 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.

  • Do you have what it takes to be a California wildlife officer?

    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 Officer Cadet. CDFW is particularly interested in recruiting applicants with a love of the outdoors and a passion for fish and wildlife conservation.

  • Distribution of Funding Applauded by Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

    Distribution of Funding Applauded by Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

    The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies applauds Deputy Secretary Bernhardt's announcement about allocating much needed funding to state wildlife agencies and Native American and Alaskan tribes through the State Wildlife Grants (SWG) program and the Tribal Wildlife Grant (TWG) program. This funding helps address critical fish and wildlife needs by supporting species and habitats listed in approved state wildlife actions plans and encouraging key partnerships for wildlife conservation.

  • Sportfishing Industry Praises Committee Passage of HELP for Wildlife Act

    Sportfishing Industry Praises Committee Passage of HELP for Wildlife Act

    The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) today expressed support for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ (EPW) passage of S. 1514, the Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation Act, or HELP for Wildlife Act. The bipartisan bill, which includes a range of provisions designed to improve the management of fish, wildlife, habitat, and outdoor recreation, passed by a 14-7 margin.

  • 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.

  • July 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

    July 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

    Various Days — Bat Talk and Walk at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, various times, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road), Davis (95618). Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is home to approximately 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats. From mid-June to mid-September the Yolo Basin Foundation provides a program for people to learn about bats and watch the colony fly. Reservations are required. To register, please visit www.yolobasin.org. For more information, please email cquirk@yolobasin.org.

  • Earth Day Reminder: Everything We Do Affects Wildlife

    Earth Day Reminder: Everything We Do Affects Wildlife

    Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day, a good time to remember what John Muir said so eloquently: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” That fact influences nearly everything the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) does to manage and protect the state’s native plants, invertebrates, fish, wildlife and habitats.