The state’s department of Fish and Wildlife has a number of programs and seasonal information available for February.
Feb. 21 — California Fish and Game Commission Meeting, 8 a.m., Natural Resources Building, First Floor Auditorium, 1416 Ninth St., Sacramento. For more information, visit www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2020/index.aspx.
Feb. 22 — California Duck Days, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road), Davis. CDFW, the Yolo Basin Foundation, the California Waterfowl Association, Yolo Audubon and the City of Davis are hosting this family-oriented, community-based outdoor festival with activities that include field trips led by experienced birders and naturalists. Onsite activities include interactive exhibits, wetland-themed arts and crafts, and trout fishing. For more information, visit http://yolobasin.org/californiaduckdays.
Feb. 22 — Small Canada Goose Late Season Opens in the North Coast Special Management Area. For more information, visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/waterfowl.
Feb. 24 — CDFW Conservation Lecture Series, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., “Mapping California’s Important Plant Areas.” The California Native Plant Society’s Important Plant Areas (IPA) Program Manager, Sam Young, will describe how the IPA Program engages regional experts and conservation stakeholders to create a map of California’s IPAs, which can be applied as a tool for preserving the state’s botanical diversity. Attendance is free. To register or learn more, visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/conservation/lectures.
Feb. 26 — California Wildlife Conservation Board Meeting, 10 a.m., Natural Resources Building, First Floor Auditorium, 1416 Ninth St., Sacramento. The public is welcome. For more information, please visit www.wcb.ca.gov.
Feb. 27 — CDFW’s Annual Salmon Information Meeting, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa. The public is invited to attend CDFW’s annual meeting on the status of California Chinook salmon populations and the outlook for 2020 ocean salmon fisheries. A review of last year’s ocean salmon fisheries and spawning escapement will be presented along with the outlook for this year’s sport and commercial ocean salmon fisheries. The meeting marks the beginning of a two-month long public process used to establish annual sport and commercial ocean salmon seasons. A list of additional meetings and other opportunities for public comment is available on CDFW’s ocean salmon webpage at www.wildlife.ca.gov/oceansalmon/preseason. For more information, contact Grace Ghrist at (707) 576-2375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.