California Department of Fish and Gamelast updated: August 2011
The Department of Fish and Game maintains native fish, wildlife, plant species and natural communities for their intrinsic and ecological value and their benefits to people. This includes habitat protection and maintenance in a sufficient amount and quality to ensure the survival of all species and natural communities. The department is also responsible for the diversified use of fish and wildlife including recreational, commercial, scientific and educational uses.

1 - Northern Region
Serving Del Norte, Humboldt, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties
(530) 225-2300

2 - North Central Region
Serving Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lake, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento*, San Joaquin*, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo* and Yuba counties
(916) 358-2900

*Note: Those portions of Sacramento, San Joaquin and Yolo counties that are south of I-80 and west of I-5 are in Region 3; the balance of those counties are in Region 2 (see detailed map).

3 - Bay Delta Region
Serving Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Sacramento*, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Joaquin*, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo* counties
(707) 944-5500

*Note: Those portions of Sacramento, San Joaquin and Yolo counties that are south of I-80 and west of I-5 are in Region 3; the balance of those counties are in Region 2 (see detailed map).

4 - Central Region
Serving Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne counties
(559) 243-4005

5 - South Coast Region
Serving Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties
(858) 467-4201

6 - Inland Deserts Region
Serving Imperial, Inyo, Mono, Riverside and San Bernardino counties
(909) 484-0167

7 - Marine Region
Serving the entire California coastline from border to border and three nautical miles out to sea
(831) 649-2870


Contact California Department of Fish and Game


1416 9th Street
12th Floor
Sacramento, California  95814
Phone: (916) 445-0411

 

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California


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6 Introductory articles were found for California Department of Fish and Game

pdf Camper’s Guide to Being Bear Aware

pdf Complete List of Amphibian, Reptile, Bird and Mammal Species in California

pdf Homeowner’s & Renter’s Guide to Living in Bear Country

pdf Keep Me Wild: Coyote Brochure

pdf Keep Me Wild: Wild Turkey Brochure

pdf Staying Safe in Mountain Lion Country

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