Monthly Archives: March 2017

April 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

DATE – EVENT Various Days – Guided Wetland Tours at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948). A wildlife naturalist will lead a group, school or organization on a half-mile route through diverse wetlands. General information includes wildlife identification, behavior patterns and conservation efforts. Tours can be catered to include requested information. The … Continue reading April 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

CDFW Seeks Public Input to Study Abalone Management Preferences

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking public input to assist in the development of a red abalone fishery management plan (FMP). An online survey to collect public opinions on red abalone management can be accessed on the CDFW website. To complete the survey by mail instead of through the website, please … Continue reading CDFW Seeks Public Input to Study Abalone Management Preferences

Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishery to Open South of Horse Mountain on April 1

California’s recreational salmon fishery will open in ocean waters on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude) south to the U.S./Mexico border. The recreational salmon fishery north of Horse Mountain will remain closed for all of 2017 due to historically low numbers of Klamath River fall Chinook salmon. The April … Continue reading Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishery to Open South of Horse Mountain on April 1

CDFW Seeks Artists to Enter Annual California Duck Stamp Art Contest

Artists are invited to submit their original artwork to the 2017-2018 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will accept submissions May 12 through June 12. The contest is open to U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older as of March 7, 2017. Entrants need not … Continue reading CDFW Seeks Artists to Enter Annual California Duck Stamp Art Contest

Threatened Green Sturgeon Rescued from Fremont Weir, Returned to Sacramento River

Biologists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently saved a Sacramento River green sturgeon trapped in the Fremont Weir. The five-and-a-half-foot long fish was stranded in the nearly two-mile-long concrete weir when Sacramento River floodwaters receded. Sturgeon in this area are migrating up the Sacramento River to spawn above Red Bluff. Sacramento … Continue reading Threatened Green Sturgeon Rescued from Fremont Weir, Returned to Sacramento River

CDFW Releases First Million of Evacuated Fish into Feather River

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released one million state and federally listed threatened spring-run Chinook salmon into the Feather River on Monday, March 20. These were the first fish to be released that were evacuated from the … Continue reading CDFW Releases First Million of Evacuated Fish into Feather River

2017 Invasive Species Youth Art Contest Kicks Off with “Don’t Let it Loose” Theme

Young artists and future biologists are invited to enter this year’s California Invasive Species Art Contest, sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). This year’s theme is “Don’t Let it Loose!” Youths in grades 2 through 12 are eligible to enter. Entries should depict invasive species that might be released into California’s … Continue reading 2017 Invasive Species Youth Art Contest Kicks Off with “Don’t Let it Loose” Theme

Recent Urban Coyote Death Linked to Restricted Rodenticides

The carcass of a young and otherwise healthy coyote found in a San Francisco park has tested positive for four different types of rat poison – all of which are illegal for non-professional use in California. The body of the female coyote was found in Douglass Park in February. Lab test results, recently received by … Continue reading Recent Urban Coyote Death Linked to Restricted Rodenticides

Feather River Hatchery Closed Until Further Notice

Due to recent flooding from the Feather River, the Feather River Hatchery in Oroville will remain closed to the public until further notice. The hatchery’s infrastructure and public viewing areas were damaged by high flood waters, silt and debris, making it unsafe for the public to be on the grounds or access the river via … Continue reading Feather River Hatchery Closed Until Further Notice

CDFW Awards $15 Million for Fisheries Habitat Restoration and Forest Legacy Projects

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 43 projects that will receive funding for the restoration, enhancement and protection of anadromous salmonid habitat in California watersheds, as well as forest legacy restoration. The grants, which total $15,297,743, are distributed through CDFW’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP). They include approximately … Continue reading CDFW Awards $15 Million for Fisheries Habitat Restoration and Forest Legacy Projects