California Department of Fish and Wildlife

How can I help prevent invasive species introductions?

In General

Gardeners

Aquarium and Pet Owners

Released pets can disrupt native animal populations by hunting, introduction of diseases and competition for food, nest or den sites. Instead of releasing an unwanted pet into the wild, one can:

For Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts (boaters, anglers, hikers, etc.)

For Water Managers, Rural Constructions, Timber Harvest, and Environmental Professionals