Posts Categorized: California

sandhill cranes, © USFWS/Paul Boyte

Where’s the Water for Wildlife? »

Acres of wetlands in California’s Central Valley have been starved of water, leaving migratory birds, salmon, and other species without adequate food and habitat, but the state and federal agencies charged with managing California’s water are forging ahead with an ill-conceived plan that could seal their doom.

Condor, © Scott Frier/USFWS

Official Phasing In of Getting Lead Out »

This week the California Fish & Game Commission adopted regulations to begin implementation of AB711. When completed by 2019, California will officially be lead-free for hunting statewide – great news for wildlife like the California condor!

San Joaquin kit foxes, © USFWS

At What Cost? »

Defenders of Wildlife has been working to promote “smart from the start” principles – carefully planned projects that keep wildlife in mind. The Panoche Solar Farm is the antithesis of this approach.