Monthly Archives: April 2017

Mojave River Hatchery to Temporarily Close to the Public

The Mojave River Hatchery near Victorville in San Bernardino County will be closed to the public as of May 1, to allow for maintenance and repairs of the raceways, buildings and equipment. The facility is expected to reopen in approximately three to four months when all repairs are complete. All fish currently at the hatchery … Continue reading Mojave River Hatchery to Temporarily Close to the Public

Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery Opens May 1 with Additional Season Dates for 2017

The 2017 recreational Pacific halibut fishery will commence Monday, May 1 for the first of four open periods. This season’s dates are May 1-June 15, July 1-15, Aug. 1-15 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31, or until the quota is reached, whichever is earlier. The open and closed periods are intended to provide fishing opportunities from spring … Continue reading Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery Opens May 1 with Additional Season Dates for 2017

Wildlife Conservation Board Honored for Resource Conservation

The Green California Summit honored the California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) Tuesday night with the 2017 Leadership Award for Resource Conservation. The annual summit showcases strategies for emission reduction, water conservation, clean transportation and other environmentally sustainable practices, and supports attainment of the sustainability goals set by the state. The award was presented for projects … Continue reading Wildlife Conservation Board Honored for Resource Conservation

May 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. … Continue reading May 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

Pilot Peak Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Released into Truckee Basin Waters

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will start releasing Pilot Peak Lahontan cutthroat trout into Truckee area waters to give Sierra Nevada anglers the opportunity to catch some trophy sized trout in a year or two.  Last week CDFW received a shipment of cutthroat trout eggs from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading Pilot Peak Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Released into Truckee Basin Waters

Spiny Lobster Report Cards Due by April 30

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds 2016-2017 Spiny Lobster Report Card holders to submit online or return their cards by April 30, 2017, as required by law. The cards must be reported even if no lobsters were taken or no attempts were made to take lobsters. Information collected from the cards provides … Continue reading Spiny Lobster Report Cards Due by April 30

Earth Day Reminder: Everything We Do Affects Wildlife

Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day, a good time to remember what John Muir said so eloquently: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” That fact influences nearly everything the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) does to manage and protect the … Continue reading Earth Day Reminder: Everything We Do Affects Wildlife

General Trout Season Opens April 29

The general trout opener in many counties throughout California will commence on Saturday, April 29, one hour before sunrise. Because of the popularity of this annual event with the angling public, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is making every effort to stock trout in all accessible waters approved for planting prior to … Continue reading General Trout Season Opens April 29

Abalone Survey Participation Deadline Extended

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has extended the deadline to participate in an online public survey about recreational fishing for red abalone. To allow for greater participation, the survey will be open through April 30. The 20-question survey will help marine biologists gather public input to assist in the development of a … Continue reading Abalone Survey Participation Deadline Extended