Monthly Archives: December 2016

January 2017 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 approximately two hours. Tours for up to 30 people are held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and … Continue reading January 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open from Point Arena to Ten Mile; One Area Still Closed

On Dec. 29, more of the California coastline will open to the commercial Dungeness crab fishery. Some previously closed areas will open at the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today. The area between Point Arena and Ten Mile River in Mendocino County will open on Dec. … Continue reading More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open from Point Arena to Ten Mile; One Area Still Closed

2017 Warden Stamp to Raise Funds for California Wildlife Officers

The 2017 Warden Stamp is now available for sale online and at California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) license sales offices statewide. The design for this year’s fundraising stamp features a white sturgeon. The stamps sell for $5 online at www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/internetsales/. Proceeds from stamp sales fund equipment and training for California’s wildlife officers and … Continue reading 2017 Warden Stamp to Raise Funds for California Wildlife Officers

More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open; One Area Will Remain Closed

On Dec. 24 and Dec. 26, more of the California coastline will open to the commercial Dungeness crab fishery. Some previously closed areas will open at the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today. The regions that will open include the area between Salt Point in Sonoma … Continue reading More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open; One Area Will Remain Closed

CDFW Awards $40 Million for Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration and Protection Projects

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced that it is awarding $40 million in Proposition 1 funds for water quality, river and watershed protection, and restoration projects for vital waterways throughout California. In the second of ten planned annual grant cycles, CDFW has selected 44 projects to receive funding from its Water … Continue reading CDFW Awards $40 Million for Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration and Protection Projects

Trinity Anglers Urged to Return Fish Tags in Timely Manner

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding north state Trinity River anglers to return salmon and steelhead tags in a timely manner. Tag return information is used each year to calculate harvest and help biologists estimate population size of steelhead and salmon runs. This information feeds into the Klamath basin fall Chinook … Continue reading Trinity Anglers Urged to Return Fish Tags in Timely Manner

Public Review Period Extended for Newhall Ranch Additional Environmental Analysis

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has extended the public comment and review period for the previously released Draft Additional Environmental Analysis (AEA) for the Newhall Ranch Resource Management and Development Plan and Spineflower Conservation Plan (RMDP/SCP) Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). CDFW previously released the Draft AEA for public circulation, review and … Continue reading Public Review Period Extended for Newhall Ranch Additional Environmental Analysis

CDFW Busts Striped Bass Traffickers in Fresno County

Wildlife officers have arrested two suspects for trafficking striped bass in Fresno County, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. Leepo Her, 32, and Kue Her, 35, both of Fresno, were arrested Thursday morning, Dec. 8, on charges of illegally selling striped bass on the black market. Over the last year, wildlife officers … Continue reading CDFW Busts Striped Bass Traffickers in Fresno County

Warden Nicole Kozicki Recognized as CDFW Wildlife Officer of the Year

  California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has selected Warden Nicole Kozicki as the 2017 Wildlife Officer of the Year. Kozicki has honorably represented CDFW in the San Francisco Bay Area and its communities for 27 years. Kozicki’s ability to handle complex, large-scale investigations — many of which have involved harm to threatened and … Continue reading Warden Nicole Kozicki Recognized as CDFW Wildlife Officer of the Year