California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Notice of Availability of the 2011 Black Bear Hunting Draft Environmental Document

Public Notice: Notice of Availability of the 2011 Black Bear Hunting Draft Environmental Document

Project Description and Location: The proposed actions being considered by the Fish and Game Commission is to modify current mammal hunting regulations to increase the number of bears that could be harvested to 2,000 animals before an early-season closure occurs and to modify bear archery hunting season dates. The objectives of the proposed action are to maintain the State's black bear population in a healthy and viable condition for the enjoyment and use of all Californians and to continue providing limited public sport hunting opportunities. The 2011 Black Bear Hunting Draft Environmental Document analyses the effects of these proposals with regards to the environment.

Project Review Period: The Draft Environmental Document is being circulated for public review and comment for a period of 45 days, commencing February 3, 2011. Public comments regarding the environmental effects of the project being considered are welcomed. Written or email comments must be received by the Department no later than 5:00 PM (PDT) on March 21, 2011, and should be submitted to the following address:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife Branch
1812 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Comments may also be emailed to WildlifeMGT@wildlife.ca.gov

Copies of the documents are available online, at California State Document Depositories or at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Office below:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife Branch
1812 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95811