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Artists are invited to submit their original artwork to the 2019-2020 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will accept submissions April 26 through May 27. The contest is open to U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older as of Feb. 26, 2019. Entrants need not reside in California. The winning artwork will...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has recently seen an increased number of confirmed and suspect cases of canine distemper virus (CDV) in wild gray foxes in the Mount Shasta and Scott Valley areas in Siskiyou County. Most of California’s carnivore species are susceptible to CDV, with gray foxes, skunks and other mustelids also being highly susceptible. CDV is...
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Question: I want to take my 16-year-old son fishing and I know there are piers where neither of us need a fishing license. I don’t want to end up with a ticket so can you clearly describe what piers we can fish off of without a having to buy a license? Also, both of us have a basic knowledge of...
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CDFW March 2019 Calendar of Events
by CDFW, FEBRUARY 28, 2019


Various Days — Guided Wetland Tours, By Reservation, at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948). A wildlife naturalist will lead any group, school or organization on a half-mile route through the diverse wetlands of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. General information includes wildlife identification, behavior patterns and conservation efforts. The experience can be customized to include requested information. The...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is investigating the potential environmental impacts of water diversions associated with cannabis cultivation in three streams in the upper Mattole River watershed in Humboldt County. The study is comparing hydrological and biological parameters such as stream flow, water temperature, dissolved oxygen levels, aquatic insect community composition, and fish movement in streams with and...
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A painting of a pair of white-tailed ptarmigans has been chosen by a panel of judges as the winning entry in the 2018-2019 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest. The painting was created by Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Ind. Sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the annual contest determined the official design for this year’s...
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