Programs, hearings and hunting opportunities are all featured during the month of June in the state’s Department of Fish and Game calendar. As a reminder, all calendar items are subject to change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 6 — Recreational Ocean Salmon season opens from Oregon/California State Line to Horse Mountain. For more information, visit the ocean salmon webpage at wildlife.ca.gov/oceansalmon or call either the CDFW Ocean Salmon Regulations Hotline at (707) 576-3429 or the National Marine Fisheries Service Ocean Salmon Regulations Hotline at (800) 662-9825.
June 6 — Weaving Yesterdays History Series Virtual Event, 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve naturalists and historians will host a Facebook Live series exploring the cultural heritage of Elkhorn Slough. At 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month participants will hear the backstory on a new location around the area. Visit www.elkhornslough.org/events/weaving-yesterdays-a-live-history-series to view the series schedule and find recordings of previous installments.
June 6-14 — The Seventh Annual California Invasive Species Action Week (CISAW) takes place June 6-14. CISAW aims to increase public awareness of invasive species issues and promote public participation in the fight against California’s invasive species and their impacts on our natural resources. This year we are focusing on online events and activities you can do at home. Listen to a webinar, map invasive species in your local park, watch a video on invasive species research or play some invasive species games. To see events and educational resources, visit wildlife.ca.gov/cisaw.
June 9 —The California Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group will hold a public meeting to provide information about their assessment of marine life entanglement risk, including any Working Group recommendations to the CDFW Director regarding the June 15 risk determination. There will not be a designated opportunity for public comment during the meeting, however feedback can be shared directly with CDFW via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An agenda will be posted on www.opc.ca.gov/whale-entanglement-working-group. For additional details about the meeting, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 9 — CDFW-OSPR California Oil Spill Study and Evaluation Program Monthly Seminar Series, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., “Development of an Acute Sediment Toxicity Experiment to Inform Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA) using the Sandy Beach Amphipod Megalochestia pugettensis.” CDFW-OSPR’s Scientist Dr. Bryand Duke will present some of his research regarding injury assessment of shorelines. Online attendance is free. To join via Skype, go to https://meet.lync.com/cdfw/bryand.duke/p091t4zp. To join via phone, dial (916) 535-0984, 467775216. For more information or to receive a calendar invite, email Bryand Duke at email@example.com.
June 11 — California Wildlife Conservation Board, Wildlife Corridor and Fish Passage, Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) Closes. PSN priorities include projects to construct, repair, modify, or remove transportation infrastructure or water resources infrastructure to improve passage for wildlife or fish. All applicants must complete the online pre-application by 5 p.m. at wcb.ca.gov/programs/habitat-enhancement/app. WCB will then invite select applicants to submit full proposals. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 13 — Invasive Plant Identification Virtual Event, noon to 12:30 p.m. Elkhorn Slough’s reserve naturalists will host a Facebook Live tour of the Visitor Center’s native wildlife garden and guide participants through identifying some common invasive weeds. Visit www.elkhornslough.org/events/invasive-species-action-week/ for a list of other Invasive Species Action Week activities.
June 24 — Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Access Permit Applications on Sale for Fall Elk Hunts. Ninety-five SHARE elk tags will be available during 69 elk hunts offered through the SHARE program. An $11.50 non-refundable application fee (plus handling fees) will be charged for each hunt choice. For more information, visit wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/share.
June 24-25 — California Fish and Game Commission Teleconference/Webinar, time to be determined. For more information, visit fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2020.
June 26 — The California Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group will hold a public meeting to provide information about their assessment of marine life entanglement risk, including any Working Group recommendations to the CDFW Director regarding the July 1 risk determination. There will not be a designated opportunity for public comment during the meeting, however feedback can be shared directly with CDFW via email to email@example.com. An agenda will be posted on www.opc.ca.gov/whale-entanglement-working-group. For additional details about the meeting, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
June 29 — Risk Assessment and Mitigation Program Public Hearing and Close of Public Comment Period, 10 a.m. to noon. CDFW will hold a virtual public hearing on proposed regulations implementing the Risk Assessment and Mitigation Program. The public comment period for the proposed regulations will close at 11:59 p.m. Rulemaking documents and information on submitting public comments can be found on wildlife.ca.gov/notices/regulations/ramp. Public hearing details will be posted at wildlife.ca.gov/conservation/marine/whale-safe-fisheries.