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Press Release: $6.5 Million Grant Awarded for Large-Scale Habitat Restoration Project on Santa Clara River

Press Release: $6.5 Million Grant Awarded for Large-Scale Habitat Restoration Project on Santa Clara River

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/07/2022 Santa Clara River Conservancy (SCRC) [email protected] P.O. Box 789, Santa Paula, CA 93061 Ventura, CA: The Wildlife Conservation Board has awarded $6,476,450 to the University of California, Santa Barbara, in partnership with the Santa Clara River Conservancy, for a significant first phase of habitat restoration and creation of public access amenities […]

Lockwood Valley Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Operation

Lockwood Valley Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Operation

Nature of Incident: Lockwood Valley Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Operation Incident Number: 21-101774 Location: 1100 Block of Eugene Street, Maricopa, Ventura County, CA Date: 8/4/21 Unit(s) Responsible: Lockwood Valley Sheriff’s Station, Ojai Police Station Detectives Bureau, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Street Team, Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit,  California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of […]

First Major Component of Matilija Dam Removal Underway With Construction of Santa Ana Blvd. Bridge

First Major Component of Matilija Dam Removal Underway With Construction of Santa Ana Blvd. Bridge

Completion of the project will create a wider channel and replace an existing bridge, allowing future removal of the Matilija Dam (VENTURA COUNTY, Calif.) – June 9, 2021– The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) commemorated the start of the Santa Ana Boulevard Bridge project with a groundbreaking ceremony on June 7 at the bridge site. […]

18 illegal marijuana cultivation investigations on public or private land in and around the Los Padres National Forest yields Results

18 illegal marijuana cultivation investigations on public or private land in and around the Los Padres National Forest yields Results

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release The Ventura County Sheriff’s Narcotics Bureau, in partnership with the Sheriff’s SWAT Team and the Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, has completed 18 illegal marijuana cultivation investigations on public or private land in and around the Los Padres National Forest in Northern Ventura County. Those investigations yielded 74,600 marijuana plants […]

Fact Sheet About Responding to County and Tribal Requests on Recreational Fishing During Public Health Emergency – April 11, 2020

Fact Sheet About Responding to County and Tribal Requests on Recreational Fishing During Public Health Emergency – April 11, 2020

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) confirms the following facts: Neither CDFW nor the Fish and Game Commission has proposed a statewide closure of recreational fishing. Neither intends to do The proposal is based on formal requests from local counties to consider restrictions to address health and safety concerns associated with the COVID-19 […]

Deadly Bat Fungus Detected in California

Deadly Bat Fungus Detected in California

The fungus that causes White-nose Syndrome (WNS), a deadly disease of bats, has been detected in low levels in California for the first time. Fungal DNA of Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) was detected in samples collected this spring from bats on private land in the Plumas County town of Chester. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) […]

California Department of Fish and Wildlife awards $13.4 million grant to Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project

California Department of Fish and Wildlife awards $13.4 million grant to Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project

The Ventura County Public Works Agency’s (VCPWA) Watershed Protection District (WPD) is pleased to announce that a $13.4 million grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has been awarded for the construction of the Santa Ana Bridge Replacement. The funding of the grant, which will directly support critical ecosystem restoration in Ventura […]

How many times can California violate the law? At least 231.

How many times can California violate the law? At least 231.

By Wen Fa The government doesn’t usually admit that it has failed to follow the law. Yet the California Department of Fish and Wildlife did just that, and acknowledged that it has failed to conduct status reviews of 231 species listed as threatened or endangered under the California Endangered Species Act. The Act requires the […]

CA high court rejects bid to expand CEQA’s scope

CA high court rejects bid to expand CEQA’s scope

By Chris Reed . The California Supreme Court has rejected a bold bid by San Francisco regulators to sharply increase the scope of the California Environmental Quality Act, the landmark 1970 law that has helped shape the Golden State’s housing patterns and economy for decades. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District argued that it’s not […]