Articles Tagged With ‘California Department of Fish and Wildlife’


The Mission of the Department of Fish and Wildlife is to manage California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.



Bear wanders into Goleta council member’s yard

Goleta City Council Member Paula Perotte woke up Wednesday morning to find a black bear in her backyard. Perotte snapped a photo of the bear peering into her home as her dog stared back at the black, furry animal. The... (Continue reading)

Mountain lions eating more California pets

Mountain lions are increasingly eating cats and dogs in the Golden State, according to a California Department of Fish and Wildlife report. [SF Chronicle] Last year, California residents legally killed 107 mountain lions under depredation permits. Scientists then analyzed the... (Continue reading)

Former wrestler faked mountain lion attack

A San Luis Obispo man who claimed in a television interview that he snapped the neck of a mountain lion has admitted to fabricating the story. [KSBY] Robin Olson said in a KSBY interview that a mountain lion attacked him... (Continue reading)

Why did the California elephant seal cross the road?

A “very large, very determined elephant seal” insists on crossing Highway 37 in Sonoma County. The mammal, which weighs nearly 1,000 pounds, blocked traffic on the highway Monday afternoon. [SF Chronicle] Around 1 p.m., the California Highway Patrol received calls... (Continue reading)

Crab season delayed indefinitely

Crab season, slated to open on Saturday, has been delayed indefinitely because of high levels of domoic acid found in Central Coast crabs. On Thursday, the California Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously in favor of an emergency rule prohibiting... (Continue reading)

Sex offender caught growing pot in San Miguel

Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a registered sex offender who was allegedly using stolen electricity to power a 1,500-plant marijuana growing operation in San Miguel. [KRON 4] Douglas King, 36, had 1,502 marijuana plants, as well as 6.71 pounds of... (Continue reading)

Hammer wielding man evades deputies

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputies were searching Thursday night for a man wielding a hammer who escaped into a creek near the Santa Margarita Park. [KSBY] At 7:19 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on the... (Continue reading)

Emaciated bobcat attacks woman

An emaciated bobcat that attacked a woman Thursday at a Solvang resort was euthanized. [LATimes] The bobcat came up behind the 65-year-old victim, an employee at the resort, and bit down on her head. When the woman tried to brush... (Continue reading)

Dead birds prompt warnings at Pismo Beach

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is warning people to stay away from sections of Pismo Beach after numerous bird carcasses appeared in the sand. [KSBY] “I leave my dogs in a stroller until we get to a spot... (Continue reading)

Biotoxins killing Central Coast sea life

An outbreak of algae-produced biotoxins that attacks the brain is killing sea life along the Central Coast of California and also poses a risk to humans. [Aljazeera] The California Department of Public Health closed fisheries in Monterey and Santa Cruz... (Continue reading)