Caifornia Department Of Fish & Wildlife

Time for elementary teams to enter the Nature Bowl

What is the Nature Bowl? Nature Bowl is an annual science based educational program for third through sixth graders that increases ecological knowledge and conservation literacy. In team settings, students eagerly learn about the environment while building teamwork skills and sharpening their creative and critical thinking abilities. The program curriculum corresponds with California’s Next Generation […]

Returning after 90 years: Wolf pups spotted in NorCal

Like kids at Christmas, staff from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were delighted to announce on Aug. 21 the discovery that California has its very own wolf pack. Located in Siskiyou County, the family grouping dubbed the “Shasta Pack” consists of two adult gray wolves and five pups estimated […]

Citizens can report wildlife mortality to CDFW online

Californians around the state can now use an online tool to report incidents of fish and wildlife mortality directly to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. By contributing to CDFW’s growing database, citizens can help state environmental scientists gather important information necessary to monitor and evaluate wildlife populations and help prevent and control emerging […]

CDFW to hold public workshop on lead bullet ban

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public workshop on Tuesday, July 29 to discuss the implementation of the lead bullet ban. The workshop will be held at the Rancho Cordova Library at 9845 Folsom Blvd. in Sacramento from 7-8:30 p.m. A CDFW representative will detail a proposed implementation plan; the PowerPoint […]

Bird watching opportunities in Merced, Santa Barbara and Yolo counties

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program is offering new bird watching opportunities throughout the state. A total of 62 SHARE access permits will be awarded through a random drawing for 31 bird watching periods. Successful applicants will receive a SHARE access permit valid for […]

Registration opens for nature bowl competition

Registration is now open for the 29th annual Nature Bowl, an elementary school activity-based competition held in the spring. Coordinated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in partnership with local organizations and agencies, the Nature Bowl increases the science and conservation literacy of third through sixth grade students in the Sacramento Valley […]

Bear poaching suspects nabbed

Following a five-month investigation, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officers have formally asked the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office to file felony and misdemeanor charges against suspected bear poachers Jason Scott Wilkison, 43, of Grass Valley and Chris Art Nunley, 54, of North San Juan for crimes related to alleged bear poaching in […]

CDFW offers salmon viewing tours

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will offer naturalist-led tours on Saturdays in October for a unique salmon-viewing opportunity on the Yuba River. The fall run of king salmon as they return from the sea to spawn in the Yuba River east of Marysville can be enjoyed by participants via access provided by […]

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