Monthly Archives: November 2016

December 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

DATE — EVENT Saturdays — Tundra Swan Tours at District 10, a 23,000-acre expanse of privately owned rice fields and restored habitat in Yuba County, north of Marysville (95901). The free tours are led by naturalists and last about two hours. Tours for up to 30 people are held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and … Continue reading December 2016 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open; Some Areas Will Remain Closed

A roughly 120-mile portion of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery in northern California that was scheduled to open Dec. 1 will remain closed at the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today. But the fishery will open Dec. 1 north of Humboldt Bay to the Oregon state … Continue reading More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open; Some Areas Will Remain Closed

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects

At its Nov. 16 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $28 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California, including the Salton Sea. Some of the 17 funded projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species – while others will provide the public … Continue reading Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects

Fall Turkey Season Opener Approaches

Upland game hunters statewide are gearing up for the opportunity to bag their Thanksgiving dinner, as California’s 2016 general fall wild turkey hunting season opens statewide on Saturday, Nov. 12. The season extends through Sunday, Dec. 11, with a bag limit of one turkey (either sex) per day and no more than two per season. … Continue reading Fall Turkey Season Opener Approaches

Commercial Dungeness Crab Season to Open throughout Most of the Southern Fishery; One Area Will Remain Closed

On Nov. 15, commercial Dungeness crab season will open from Point Reyes in Marin County south, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today. But at the recommendation of state health agencies, the CDFW Director is moving to close the commercial Dungeness crab fishery between Point Reyes and the Sonoma/Mendocino county line and … Continue reading Commercial Dungeness Crab Season to Open throughout Most of the Southern Fishery; One Area Will Remain Closed

Public Meeting to be Held on Proposed Sacramento River Fishing Closure Alternatives

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is holding a public meeting to solicit comments on proposed fishing closure alternatives for 5.5 miles of the Sacramento River above the Highway 44 Bridge in Redding to the Keswick Dam. CDFW has determined a potential closure may be necessary to protect endangered winter-run Chinook salmon. The … Continue reading Public Meeting to be Held on Proposed Sacramento River Fishing Closure Alternatives

California Supreme Court Decision Prompts Additional Environmental Analysis for Newhall Ranch Project; Analysis Released Today

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today released the Draft Additional Environmental Analysis for the Newhall Ranch Resource Management and Development Plan and Spineflower Conservation Plan Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The additional analysis is in response to revisions made after the California Supreme Court approved all but two elements of the EIR … Continue reading California Supreme Court Decision Prompts Additional Environmental Analysis for Newhall Ranch Project; Analysis Released Today

Hunters Reminded to Report Deer Tags or Face Fee

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds all deer tag holders they must report their hunting results, even if they did not hunt or harvest a deer. Hunters must report within 30 days of harvesting a deer or by Jan. 31, whichever date occurs first. Hunters who did not harvest a deer (this … Continue reading Hunters Reminded to Report Deer Tags or Face Fee

Recreational Dungeness Crab Season to Open Statewide Nov. 5

The recreational Dungeness crab season is scheduled to open statewide on Saturday, Nov. 5 – with a health warning in place for crabs caught north of Point Reyes (Marin County). The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a warning to recreational anglers not to consume the viscera (internal organs) of Dungeness crab caught … Continue reading Recreational Dungeness Crab Season to Open Statewide Nov. 5

CDFW to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Changes to Red Abalone Fishery

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director’s Recreational Abalone Advisory Committee (RAAC) will be holding a public meeting to discuss proposed regulation changes relative to the recreational red abalone fishery for 2017. The meeting will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Marin-Sonoma Mosquito and Vector … Continue reading CDFW to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Changes to Red Abalone Fishery