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  • CDFW Closes Reserve Due to Fire

    CDFW Closes Reserve Due to Fire

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced the immediate closure of the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve in Riverside County as a result of the Tenaja Incident (fire). Although the fire was largely under control as of Friday, Sept. 13, CDFW staff has closed the reserve to public access in order to perform repairs to critical infrastructure and allow firefighters to completely extinguish parts of the property that may still be smoldering.

  • Side with the environment or with Trump

    Side with the environment or with Trump

    Gov. Gavin Newsom faces thorny challenges as he seeks to balance water use between cities and farms, without destroying Central Valley rivers and wildlife.

  • New Record Set with 40-Pound, 6-Ounce Brown Trout

    New Record Set with 40-Pound, 6-Ounce Brown Trout

    Bill Babler (left) holds the new state-record brown trout with his friend Ryan Titus.

  • 2 Days of Sturgeon Fishing to Open on Lower Columbia River

    2 Days of Sturgeon Fishing to Open on Lower Columbia River

    Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington agreed Thursday to open the mainstem Columbia River

  • West Coast Marine Heatwave Emerging

    West Coast Marine Heatwave Emerging

    Researchers are monitoring a new marine heatwave off the West Coast for effects on the marine ecosystem.

  • DFG Seeks Proposals for Salmon Habitat Restoration/Protection

    DFG Seeks Proposals for Salmon Habitat Restoration/Protection

    The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Division of Sport Fish is currently accepting proposals for the 2020 Mat-Su Valley Habitat Restoration & Protection Cost-Share Program. The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. Monday, September 30, 2019.

  • Dam Modernization Project Kicks Off

    Dam Modernization Project Kicks Off

    Today, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) began assessment work on Pyramid Dam’s spillways in Los Angeles County as part of a statewide effort to reduce seismic and hydrologic risk to State Water Project (SWP) facilities spanning 705 miles throughout California.

  • CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE $20K PAYOUT

    CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE $20K PAYOUT

    2019 Lunker Club leader Duane Rhodes with 10.32 lbs. Big Bass at Clear Lake on April 13. As we look in the rearview for the 2019 Best Bass Tournament (BBT) regular season events, the circuit wants to congratulate each division’s Anglers of the Year (AOY).

  • SB 1 with protections for Delta species.

    SB 1 with protections for Delta species.

    As our followers know, Restore the Delta has been busy supporting SB 1 with protections for Delta species. And we continue to support these goals and the full bill as it was initially written.

  • What's In Your Water | Delta Poison

    What's In Your Water | Delta Poison

    Impacts to the Delta fishery

  • New Executive Director for California Fish and Game Commission

    New Executive Director for California Fish and Game Commission

    California: FGC Names New Executive Director week that Melissa Miller-Henson has been selected to serve as its executive director.

  • Avoid Fake California Fishing Licenses

    Avoid Fake California Fishing Licenses

    Remember - California hunting and fishing licenses may properly be purchased in only one of four ways:

  • Oroville Salmon Festival 2019

    Oroville Salmon Festival 2019

    Get your tickets for the Feather River Nature Center Dinner & Dance, Friday, Sept. 27!

  • Fish Trappers Cited

    Fish Trappers Cited

    Thanks to the outstanding teamwork of current and retired Wis. Department of Natural Resources conservation wardens, Lt. Ted Dremel was able to fulfill one of his top bucket list goals -- catch a fish trapper.

  • Warning issued for Delta areas

    Warning issued for Delta areas

    Advisory notices have been posted at the kayak launch and around the fishing dock at Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley after cyanobacteria was detected in the water.

  • 2020 Halibut Season

    2020 Halibut Season

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is hosting two public meetings to discuss season structure and proposed dates for the 2020 sport halibut season.

  • Lethal algal blooms spreading in American waterways

    Lethal algal blooms spreading in American waterways

    Climate change is accelerating the spread of lethal algal blooms in American waterways—with devastating results for humans and animals alike.

  • 221.84 pounds to win that included Big Kat at 73.32 pounds

    221.84 pounds to win that included Big Kat at 73.32 pounds

    King Kat Tournament at Paducah Won with 221.84 Pound Catch Catfish anglers from thirteen states traveled to the Ohio River for a King Kat Tournament Trail Super Event presented by Bass Pro Shops Cabela’s.

  • CDFW's Free Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Permitting Workshop

    CDFW's Free Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Permitting Workshop

    Free Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Permitting Workshop in Santa Barbara The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) are hosting a free commercial cannabis cultivation permitting workshop in Santa Barbara on Sept. 25.