California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar for December 2016 (11/30/2016)


Weekends — Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve Tours. 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 fee is $4.32 for visitors 16 and older who do not have a valid annual CDFW pass or California sport fishing, hunting or trapping license. Groups of five or should notify staff that they are coming and groups of 10 or more can request a separate tour. For more information, please visit

Various Days — Gray Lodge Guided Wetland Tours, by reservation, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948). A wildlife naturalist will lead any group, school or organization on a half-mile route through the diverse wetlands of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. General information includes wildlife identification, behavior patterns and conservation efforts. Tours can be customized to include requested information. The minimum group size is 18 people. For more information, please contact Lori Dieter at (530) 846-7505 or

Various Days — Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder in Operation, at Nimbus Hatchery, 2001 Nimbus Road, Rancho Cordova (95670). In December, the public can view the ladder and spawning operations at the Nimbus Hatchery Visitor Center. For more information, please contact Laura Drath at (916) 358-2884 or, or visit

7-8 — California Fish and Game Commission Meeting, 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 7 and 8 a.m. on Dec. 8, Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Mission Valley/Stadium, 3805 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego (92123). For more information, please visit

10-11 — Elkhorn Slough Reserve Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Workshop, Elkhorn Slough Reserve, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville (95076). The workshop for middle school and high school teachers focuses on developing lessons around hydrology, meteorology and soil data collection. Space is limited to the first 16 teachers who enroll. To register, please visit for more information please contact Virginia Guhin at

31 — Last day of Recreational Groundfish Season for All Boat-based Anglers in the San Francisco, Central and Southern Groundfish Management Area (Point Arena, Mendocino County to the California/Mexico Border). For more information please visit the Groundfish Central webpage at

Media Contact:
Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958

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