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Distemper Cases Rise Among California’s Foxes, Raccoons, Skunks

February 12, 2020 – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reporting an unusually high number of canine distemper virus (CDV) cases in wildlife populations throughout the state. CDV can infect a wide range of domestic and wild carnivores, including some non-canids. Gray foxes, raccoons and skunks are the most commonly affected species. […]

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Oregon wolf OR-54 found dead in Shasta County

February 6, 2020 – OR-54, a female dispersing wolf approximately 3-4 years old, was found dead in Shasta County on February 5, 2020.  OR-54 was born into Oregon’s Rogue Pack most likely in 2016. She was the fourth Rogue Pack wolf known to have spent time in California. OR-54 weighed 83 pounds when collared by ODFW biologists in October 2017. On January […]

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CDFW: Roadkill Still Illegal to Possess on Jan. 1, Despite Passage of the "Wildlife Traffic Safety Act"

Dec. 23, 2019 – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds the public it is still illegal to collect or possess roadkill animals and violators could face citation, even after Jan. 1, 2020. SB 395 – Chapter 869 (Archuleta), also known as the “Wildlife Traffic Safety Act,” was enacted with the intent to […]

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Boaters Can Help Fight Spread of Invasive Mussels Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2019 -California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over the three-day Memorial Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Europe and Asia. They multiply quickly, encrust watercraft and infrastructure, alter water quality and the aquatic food web and ultimately […]

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CDFW Awards $48.5 Million for Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration, Protection and Scientific Study Projects

May 14, 2019 – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 38 projects to receive funding for multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects under its Proposition 1 and Proposition 68 grant programs. The awards, totaling $48.5 million, were made under two separate solicitations for projects focused in the Sacramento-San […]

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DFW seeks Applicants for Natural Resource Volunteer Program in Redding, Sacramento and Humboldt Areas

April 26, 2019 – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW ) is currently seeking applicants for its Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) in the Redding, Sacramento and Humboldt areas. Motivated individuals with an ability and willingness to convey conservation principles to the public are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be confident and capable of […]

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Plentiful Precipitation Pumps-up Rodent Populations – Avoid Harmful Poisons

April 12, 2019 – The winter of 2018-19 brought ample rainfall and snowpack – good news for drought-weary Californians. The bad news is that the vegetation growth that follows abundant rainfall can lead to abounding rodent populations that some people try to control with poisons. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds people […]

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Commercial Dungeness Crab Season to Close Statewide April 15

April 3, 2019 – California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham issued a declaration to close the commercial Dungeness crab fishery statewide  at 11:59 p.m. on April 15, 2019 due to increased whale entanglement risk anticipated for the spring and summer months. Under the interim authority of Section 8276.1(c)(1) of the […]

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CDFW Confirms Increase of Canine Distemper Virus in Wild Foxes in Siskiyou County

March 4, 2019 – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has recently seen an increased number of confirmed and suspect cases of canine distemper virus (CDV) in wild gray foxes in the Mount Shasta and Scott Valley areas in Siskiyou County. Most of California’s carnivore species are susceptible to CDV, with gray foxes, […]

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Commission Accepts Listing Petition; Requires Closure of Some Recreational Fishing in Klamath Basin

Feb. 8, 2019 – At its February 2019 meeting in Sacramento, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) took action on a number of issues affecting California’s natural resources. The Commission accepted a petition to list Upper Klamath-Trinity River Spring Chinook Salmon as endangered, setting into motion a status review to be completed by the […]

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