Wildlife Agencies, Water Authority Sign 55-year Habitat Conservation Agreement
[Mon Jan 09 13:25:10 EST 2012
Media Contacts: Jane Hendron, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (760) 431-9440 ext. 205 Jordan Traverso, California Department of Fish and Game (916) 654-9937 Donna Nenow, San Diego County Water Authority (858) 522-6707 Office, (858) 414-8168 Cell Conservation plan protects endangered species; streamlined permitting benefits ratepayers The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Department of... Read more...
DFG Seeks New Participants for Natural Resource Volunteer Program in Sacramento
[Thu Jan 05 12:29:29 EST 2012
The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is recruiting applicants for the Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) to serve in the Sacramento area.... Read more...
Dolphina, the ?Girl in a Fishbowl,? Swims On at Bimbo?s 365 Club
[Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2012
As long as Bimbo?s 365 Club has been around, its special attraction has been Dolphina, the ?girl in a fishbowl.? And Dolphina, the illusion of a tiny mermaid in an underwater grotto, swims on today.... Read more...
2011 Marine Invasive Species Report Identifies New Threats to California?s Ecology
[Fri Dec 30 13:38:25 EST 2011
Four new non-native aquatic species have taken up residence in San Francisco Bay, according to a new report published by the Department of Fish and Game.... Read more...
DFG Invites Public Comment on American Pika Proposal
[Fri Dec 30 13:13:11 EST 2011
The California Department of Fish and Game is seeking public comment on a proposal to list the American pika as an endangered or threatened species.... Read more...
Protecting wildlife corridors remains more theory than practice
[Fri Dec 30 13:02:52 EST 2011
There's a growing understanding of the scientific importance of wildlife migration corridors, but protecting them is a huge political challenge.... Read more...
DFG Offers Wildflower Tours of North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve
[Wed Dec 28 12:01:42 EST 2011
Join Department of Fish and Game naturalists for a tour of North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve near Oroville this spring.... Read more...
Boulder, Colo., votes for energy independence -- from its utility
[Wed Dec 28 09:52:35 EST 2011
After a hard-fought political campaign the town of Boulder passed a ballot initiative allowing it to create its own municipal utility in order to help reach its ambitious environmental goals.... Read more...
DFG Offers One-day Turkey Hunting Clinic in February
[Tue Dec 27 14:19:46 EST 2011
The Department of Fish and Game?s Advanced Hunter Education Program is offering a turkey hunting clinic Feb. 18 at Tejon Ranch in Kern County.... Read more...
Jon Huntsman Jr. -- a pragmatic Westerner for the White House
[Mon Dec 26 13:07:18 EST 2011
Despite poor poll showings, the worldly Jon Huntsman Jr. is the most qualified candidate in the Republican primary, especially when it comes to environmental issues.... Read more...
Steelhead Report Cards Due by Jan. 31, 2012
[Fri Dec 23 15:59:28 EST 2011
The Department of Fish and Game reminds anglers that they are required to return their 2011 Steelhead Fishing Report and Restoration Cards between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31.... Read more...
Endangered Delta Smelt Population Improves
[Thu Dec 22 18:37:47 EST 2011
Delta smelt abundance in 2011 is greater than it has been since 2001 but remains a small fraction of historical abundance, state biologists say.... Read more...
Stitching habitat together across public and private lands
[Wed Dec 21 13:39:24 EST 2011
Migrating animals can't read "no trespassing" signs, so it?s up to human beings to try to find ways to connect wildlife corridors that crisscross public and privately owned lands.... Read more...
South Coast Marine Protected Areas Effective January 1
[Fri Dec 16 12:03:40 EST 2011
New marine protected areas will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012 from Point Conception in Santa Barbara County to the U.S./Mexico border.... Read more...
DFG Announces Drawing for Joice Island Pig Hunt at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area
[Tue Dec 13 17:51:05 EST 2011
The application deadline is fast approaching for hunters who wish to enter the permit drawing for the Joice Island pig hunts.... Read more...
Department of Fish and Game Completes Bay Area Deer Capture Project
[Tue Dec 13 16:20:55 EST 2011
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has successfully completed the first phase of the deer capture project along Interstate 280.... Read more...
Department of Fish and Game and Fish and Game Commission to Recognize Outstanding Natural Resource Volunteers
[Tue Dec 13 15:35:51 EST 2011
Media Contacts: Kent Smirl, DFG Law Enforcement, (714) 448-4215 Andrew Hughan, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8944 The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will recognize 11 longtime Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) participants at a Fish and Game Commission meeting Thursday. ?This first-in-the-nation program is a testament that people want to invest in the conservation of [...]... Read more...
DFG Seeks New Participants for Natural Resource Volunteer Program in Redding
[Mon Dec 12 13:09:19 EST 2011
The California Department of Fish and Game is recruiting applicants for the Natural Resource Volunteer Program to serve in the Redding area.... Read more...
Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects
[Thu Dec 08 18:17:37 EST 2011
At its Dec. 8, 2011 meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) earmarked $22.3 million to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California.... Read more...
Prestigious Honor Given to USGS Scientist for Work on Aquifer Contamination
[Wed Dec 07 06:00:00 EST 2011
Mary Jo Baedecker, USGS scientist emerita and former USGS Chief Scientist for Hydrology, has been named a 2011 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellow for her pioneering research on aquifer contamination."Dr. Baedecker is joining an elite group of professionals recognized for premier achievements in research and highest regard by their peers," commented Marcia McNutt, USGS director. "The entire U... Read more...
Interior to Release First Regional Study in National Assessment of Carbon Storage in U.S. Lands
[Mon Dec 05 13:57:00 EST 2011
WASHINGTON–The Department of the Interior will hold a press conference on Monday, December 5, at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in California to unveil the first regional study in a national assessment of how much carbon may be stored in U.S. ecosystems.... Read more...
USGS science at AGU
[Fri Dec 02 10:00:00 EST 2011
SAN FRANCISCO — From nearly 900 abstracts by USGS presenters at this year’s American Geophysical Union conference, we’ve selected some of the newest, most exciting topics that USGS scientists will explore at AGU. Tips are presented in topic areas, chronologically with room numbers, session numbers... Read more...
San Andreas Fault Mysteries Begin to Unravel
[Thu Dec 01 09:04:24 EST 2011
Differences in seismic activity along the San Andreas fault appear to be related to strength variations in the lower crust and upper mantle, as suggested by new findings in the Dec. 1 edition of Nature. U.S. Geological Survey scientist Paul Bedrosian, along with colleagues Michael Becken, Oliver Ritter, and Ute Weckmann from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, u... Read more...
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Awards $6 million for Research Leading to West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System
[Tue Nov 29 11:00:00 EST 2011
Additional Contacts: Deborah Williams-Hedges, Caltech, 626-395-3227, email@example.com and Vince Stricherz, UW, 206-543-2580, firstname.lastname@example.orgPALO ALTO, Calif. —The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $6 million to three West Coast universities to create a prototype earthquake early warning system for the Pacific Coast of the United States.The grant will allow... Read more...