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 loses in collision with semi-truck in SLO

A small black bear died on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo Friday morning after it suffered a fatal blow from an oncoming semi-truck. [KSBY] Around 6:30 a.m., an approximately 150-pound black bear ran onto southbound Highway 101 near Broad... (Continue reading)

Drought drives wild animals to urban areas

Competition for food amid California’s drought is prompting wildlife to search for food in strange places, including urban areas. [Outdoors] In Nipomo, a bear wandered into a public park and shut down a Little League baseball game. In Santa Cruz... (Continue reading)

Central Coast fish thieves arrested

Department of Fish and Wildlife wardens arrested two Santa Barbara County men Sunday for allegedly stealing from other fishermen and commercial fish markets to resell in Hollywood. The two licensed fishermen, John Wilson, 53, of Santa Ynez and Kai Griffin,... (Continue reading)

Sheep deaths, Mother Nature or animal cruelty?

By KAREN VELIE EDITOR’S NOTE: See videos of sheep in creeks, dying and dead at Heritage Ranch and being tossed in a truck at the bottom of this story. The videos are disturbing and include cursing. A young lamb struggles... (Continue reading)

Drought threatens Central Coast coho salmon

The lack of rain could lead to the extinction of coho salmon in the waters off the Central Coast of California. [SFGate] Following heavy winter rains, coho salmon swim up the rivers and creeks to spawn. However, many of the... (Continue reading)

Algae bloom blamed for fish die-off at Atascadero Lake

By KAREN VELIE A massive fish die-off at Atascadero Lake is suspected of being due to an algae bloom. During the past few weeks, Atascadero public works crews have removed more than 2,000 pounds of fish carcasses from the lakeshore.... (Continue reading)

Black bear spotted in Avila Beach

A black bear was spotted in the community of Avila Beach Saturday morning. [KCOY] The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says the bear sighting was the second of the year in the Avila Beach area. “This is probably the... (Continue reading)

Lice infestations hitting deer across California

State wildlife officials have linked an infestation of biting lice to the balding of deer across California. Researchers have examined the hair from more than 600 deer and elk with symptoms ranging from a scruffy-looking coat to almost complete baldness,... (Continue reading)

Bear at Morro Rock sends high school into lockdown

A 250-pound animal sent Morro Bay High School into lockdown Thursday and garnered the attention of multiple law enforcement agencies. [Tribune] Around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, a citizen spotted a young black bear at Morro Rock and reported it to the... (Continue reading)

SLO residents upset over gun violence against coyote

The death of a coyote near Perfumo Canyon Road in San Luis Obispo has spurred an investigation by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. [KCOY] An unseen person shot the coyote Tuesday morning that was part of a pack... (Continue reading)