February 2018 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

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February 2018 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

USA -(Ammoland.com)- The following is a list of dates and events in the month of February provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Weekends — Ecological Reserve Tours at Elkhorn Slough. Volunteers lead walks every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Binoculars and bird books are available for the public to borrow at no cost. The visitor center and main overlook are fully accessible. The day use permit fee is $4.12 per person, ages 16 and older (permits may be purchased on-site). Groups of five should please notify staff that they are coming and groups of 10 or more can request a separate tour.

For more information, please visit their website.

Weekends — Guided Wildlife Tours at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948), 12:30 p.m. The 90-minute walking tour covers slightly more than a half-mile through this premier birding spot that highlights migratory waterfowl and other wetland wildlife. Tours are cancelled in the event of heavy rain. No reservations are necessary for groups of fewer than 20 people. This land is part of the CDFW Lands Pass Program and its associated fee-for-use requirement.

For more information on the Lands Pass Program, please visit their website.

For more information on the tours, please call (530) 846-7505 or email [email protected]

Various Days — Lands Passes Required on Certain CDFW Properties. Each visitor to a CDFW lands pass property who is 16 years of age or older must carry a lands pass while on the property. Visitors carrying a valid California hunting or fishing license in their own name are exempt from this requirement. School and organized youth group field trips are also exempt. The Lands Pass Program has existed on a limited number of CDFW properties since the 1990s. A daily (one-day) lands pass costs $4.32 and an annual lands pass for 2018 is $25.10. Revenue from lands passes helps support CDFW wildlife areas and ecological reserves.

For more information, including which CDFW properties require a lands pass and purchasing instructions, please visit their website.

For more information on the Lands Pass Program, please contact Julie Horenstein at [email protected]

February 1 — Bear Tag Reporting Deadline for Unsuccessful Hunters (successful hunters must report immediately after take). For more information on tag reporting requirements, or to submit a report online, please visit their website.

February 3 – 4 — Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days. Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days provide young licensed hunters an extra weekend to hunt after the regular season ends. Each year, CDFW opens many of its wildlife areas for these youth hunt days, as allowed under federal regulations. Federal regulations require that hunters must be 17 years of age or younger and accompanied by a non-hunting adult 18 years of age or older to participate. All hunters must have a valid license and stamps as required by state and federal law. The daily bag and possession limits apply along with all other waterfowl regulations for the 2017-18 waterfowl season.

For more information, please visit their website.

February 6 — California Fish and Game Commission Tribal Committee Meeting, 1:30 p.m., Bonderson Building, Hearing Room, 901 P Street, Sacramento (95814). For more information, please visit their website.

February 7 – 8 — California Fish and Game Commission Meeting, 10 a.m. on Feb. 7 and 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 8, Resources Building, 1416 Ninth Street, First Floor Auditorium, Sacramento (95814). For more information, please visit their website.

February 13 — Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Program Public Hearing, 9 a.m. to noon, Resources Building, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento (95814). CDFW’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is holding a public hearing as part of the formal rulemaking process toward the adoption of regulations to implement inland oil spill program requirements in accordance with Senate Bill 861.

For more information, please visit their website.

February 13 — Unannounced Drill Program Scoping Session, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Resources Building, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento (95814). CDFW’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) will be presenting regulations governing spill management teams, as required by Assembly Bill 1197. In accordance with Government Code section 11346.45, OSPR is conducting an informal scoping meeting to solicit input regarding these new regulations.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

February 15 — CDFW Conservation Lecture Series, “Foothill Yellow-legged Frog: Genetics, Ecology, and Consumer Resource Interaction,” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Natural Resources Building, First Floor Auditorium, 1416 Ninth St., Sacramento (95814). As part of the Conservation Lecture Series, Dr. Sarah Kupferberg will present “Insights learned from Foothill yellow-legged frog field studies relevant to species conservation and recovery”; and Ryan Peek will discuss “Dammed Rivers: Genetic signatures of Altered Flow Regimes in a River Breeding Frog (Rana boylii).” Attendance is free.

To register and for more information, please visit their website.

February 21 — Unannounced Drill Program Scoping Session, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey (90293). CDFW’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) will be presenting regulations governing spill management teams, as required by Assembly Bill 1197. In accordance with Government Code section 11346.45, OSPR is conducting an informal scoping meeting to solicit input regarding these new regulations.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

February 22 — Unannounced Drill Program Scoping Session, 9 a.m. to noon., Associated Builders and Contractors, 19466 Flight Path Way, Bakersfield (93308). CDFW’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) will be presenting regulations governing spill management teams, as required by Assembly Bill 1197. In accordance with Government Code section 11346.45, OSPR is conducting an informal scoping meeting to solicit input regarding these new regulations.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

February 22 — Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Program Public Hearing, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Associated Builders & Contractors, 19466 Flight Path Way, Bakersfield (93308). CDFW’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is holding a public hearing as part the formal rulemaking process toward the adoption of a number of regulations to implement inland oil spill program requirements in accordance with Senate Bill 861.

For more information, please visit their website.

California Department of Fish and WildlifeFebruary 22 — California Fish and Game Commission Strategic Planning Meeting, 1 p.m., Resources Building, 1416 Ninth Street, First Floor Auditorium, Sacramento (95814). For more information, please visit their website.

February 22 — Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting, 10 a.m., Resources Building, 1416 Ninth Street, First Floor Auditorium, Sacramento (95814). For more information, please visit their website.

February 24 — California Duck Days, times to be determined, CDFW Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road), Davis (95618). The festival features activities that include interactive exhibits, wetland-themed arts, field trips, crafts and fishing.

For more information, please visit their website.

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