Newsom's California Comeback Plan for Fish and Wildlife

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Newsom's California Comeback Plan for Fish and Wildlife

Postby WB Staff » Sat May 15, 2021 4:36 am

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Proposed Plan Reflects Needs Shown by Multiyear Service Based Budgeting Project

Governor Gavin Newsom today introduced his California Comeback Plan, which includes significant fiscal resources aimed to protect California’s diverse fish, wildlife and plant resources and the habitats on which they depend. The proposed budget increases show the Newsom Administration is deeply invested in California’s biodiversity both for its intrinsic, ecological value as well as for future generations of hunters, hikers, anglers, birders and outdoor enthusiasts.

The proposal increases the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) budget by $252.1 million and includes funds to safeguard California’s biodiversity, protect endangered species and their habitats, support the Cutting the Green Tape initiative, enhance drought preparedness through the water resilience package, increase renewable energy on land and in the ocean, cover payments for fishermen and women voluntarily transitioning out of the drift gill net shark and swordfish fishery, and address other CDFW’s budget shortfalls identified through years of in-depth budget analysis and research through the Service Based Budgeting (SBB) Project. Today’s proposal includes 216 staff positions to deliver services and safeguard fish and wildlife in California.

SBB is a budgeting approach that identifies the tasks needed to accomplish the mission of CDFW. Directed by the Legislature, and working with many diverse stakeholders, CDFW conducted one of the first and most comprehensive state agency reviews of its budget, tasks and labor needs. In a report to the Legislature in January, the SBB project clearly defined CDFW activities, tasks and resources required to deliver our mission. It is through the continued engagement by a wide range of stakeholders that CDFW was able to show needed resource increases that are reflected in this budget proposal.

The proposal also provides funding that will assist CDFW’s human-wildlife conflict program, which is exacerbated during times of drought when animals travel farther to seek out water sources. The plan provides monies for CDFW’s Law Enforcement Division as wildlife officers are nearly always the responders in human-wildlife conflicts. It also includes funding increases for monitoring and management on CDFW lands, and provides seed money to grow the CDFW wolf program, including a comprehensive reimbursement program that incentivizes non-lethal measures for livestock producers as California’s wolf population grows.

The proposal will allow CDFW to augment major efforts underway to increase access to our natural resources throughout California. This includes increasing access to our approximately 1.2 million acres of ecological reserves and wildlife areas across more than 700 properties in the state. These efforts also include increasing Tribal representation and care for cultural resources, and focusing on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion both within the CDFW workforce and among our constituents, with a vision of truly ensuring Nature for All and a California for All.

There is already some evidence suggesting these efforts are working. Through the pandemic, CDFW watched as hunting and fishing license sales increased significantly. CDFW issued nearly two million sport fishing licenses in 2020, an 11 percent increase from 2019. California hunter numbers also spiked. CDFW issued nearly 300,000 California hunting licenses in 2020, a nine percent increase from the previous year. Though it’s clear that much of this is credited to Californians seeking safe outdoor activities, it also correlates with our recent rededication to learning reasons behind previously decreasing license sales through the nationwide recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) effort. R3 aims to increase statewide hunting and fishing participation by collaborating with diverse stakeholders to transform barriers into opportunities. The Governor’s plan continues that vision by including funding to improve license purchasing technology and provide a mobile application to display fishing and hunting licenses.

The simultaneous increase in CDFW’s ability to provide additional access to lands and outdoor recreation, while enhancing the ability to conserve water resources, habitat and native species is the beginning of making California’s wild lands, fishing, hunting, birding, and many other outdoor activities available for all Californians.

Today’s proposal by the Governor is an historic moment for CDFW’s budget.

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Re: Newsom's California Comeback Plan for Fish and Wildlife

Postby mark poulson » Sat May 15, 2021 9:36 am

Will it give the DFW the power to protect our fisheries by protecting the Delta's water supply?
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Re: Newsom's California Comeback Plan for Fish and Wildlife

Postby gixxer464 » Sat May 15, 2021 9:43 am

Probably not Mark. These politicians think that they can solve all these issues with the mentality of " just keep throwing money at it" and hope it goes away. Just like with the homelessness issue. No plans,ideas or goals.

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Re: Newsom's California Comeback Plan for Fish and Wildlife

Postby Bobp » Sat May 15, 2021 10:32 am

only reason lic sales went up last year was fishing was the on;ly thing we were allowed to do.there was absolutly no government effort other than locking everyone down

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Re: Newsom's California Comeback Plan for Fish and Wildlife

Postby Kelly Ripa » Sat May 15, 2021 10:40 am

All dfw has become is a drug enforcement agency...So No Mark it's never going to happen at the dfw level. Gixxer How can you say no plans for the homeless??? I read just yesterday that voters had overwhelmingly rejected the use of our parks and beaches for that plan. Only an idiot pumped up with fake power could even suggest such a thing.There is your comeback for California lets put the homeless in our recreation areas... :lol: ....Say bye bye to Gavin as he is a pandering jackass filled with delusions of grander.I am not on board with the State in it's present configuration and welcome a change back to sensible governing and not politics as usual.
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Re: Newsom's California Comeback Plan for Fish and Wildlife

Postby jiggin4bass » Sat May 15, 2021 2:47 pm

1.5 million people signing a recall petition Don't mean a hole heck of alot it make on the ballot. Big deal there 5 times that that well vote for him too finish him term. Smart money on Newsome.
And the farmer
Don't throw money at a problem and expect it to get fixed. Won't happen
You guys have way to much free time on your hands.
This state is never going into republican hands again. No matter what that recall does
which is nothing.

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Re: Newsom's California Comeback Plan for Fish and Wildlife

Postby WRB » Sat May 15, 2021 5:56 pm

Trust and Verify. Read the long opening 1st sentence, recreational fisherman and hunters are being played to set aside more and more non use for fishing and hunting more use for environmental zealots.
Fund them DFW remove non native fish like the Black Bass species.
Tom

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Re: Newsom's California Comeback Plan for Fish and Wildlife

Postby gabuelhaj » Mon May 17, 2021 10:34 am

jiggin4bass wrote:1.5 million people signing a recall petition Don't mean a hole heck of alot it make on the ballot. Big deal there 5 times that that well vote for him too finish him term. Smart money on Newsome.
And the farmer
Don't throw money at a problem and expect it to get fixed. Won't happen
You guys have way to much free time on your hands.
This state is never going into republican hands again. No matter what that recall does
which is nothing.


I’m sure Newsom won’t be on the recall ballot so no chance of him getting anyone’s vote. The only way he stays in office is if he gets a 50% no vote on recall when checking the recall box on the ballot.

California is broken by homelessness, high taxation and heavy regulations. Newsom had 17 years to fix any of those problems but elected to make them all worse and they are still declining.

Good luck!
Glenn Abuelhaj


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