Category: Wildlife

Heat wipes out California Poppy Bloom In Antelope Valley

Whew!  It’s sure been hot!  And that heat has cooked the color right out of an early bloom of California poppies. From 89.3 KPCC’s website: The weekend’s unseasonable record heat has prematurely “cooked” the color right out of the annual bloom of California poppies in the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, which is normally covered …

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CDFW Resumes Trout Planting in Kern and Tulare County Waterways

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has started planting catchable rainbow trout in Kern and Tulare County rivers and lakes last month after water temperatures cooled enough to ensure success. The first fish from the Kern River Hatchery were put into the Kern River above Kernville and more fish will be planted from …

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Brown signs bill to fix fire fee provisions

From Capital Press: Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that reduces penalties for late payments of rural fire prevention fees and waives the fees for landowners who’ve lost their residences to fire. SACRAMENTO — The more than 800,000 rural California residents charged $150 per structure for fire prevention will get some relief in certain …

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Meadow Fire grows to 700 acres

ABC News is reporting that the week old Meadow Fire has grown to 700 acres. From a smaller 100-acre blaze, the fire has suddenly flared up, jumping to 300 acres yesterday and igniting an additional 400 acres overnight. From their website: A wildfire in Yosemite National Park grew to 700 acres Sunday, with about 100 …

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Yosemite – El Portal Fire expands to 2,100 acres

The El Portal fire started on the afternoon of Saturday, July 26th in the Old El Portal area of Yosemite National Park. As of 6:00am on Sunday, July 27th, the fire has grown to an estimated 2,100 acres with 5% containment. Multiple structures are threatened, one structure is reported as lost. The Old El Portal and Foresta communities, along with …

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