California Department of Fish and Wildlife

2007 News Releases

  1. DFG Team Recognized for Oil Spill Information Project
    DFG Team Recognized for Oil Spill Information Project - The Department of Fish and Game’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) was awarded the 2007 Project of the Year Award from the Project Management Institute – Sacramento Valley Chapter (PMI-SVC), at the group’s annual meeting, June 14. OSPR is the department’s pollution division and is responsible for preventing, preparing for, and responding to spills of oil and other deleterious materials, and restoring and enhancing affected resources.
  2. Central coast tarballs identified
    Central coast tarballs identified - The Department of Fish and Game Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) has identified the tarballs that washed up on central coast beaches, last week. Their chemical makeup indicates that they are natural seep oil, classified as Monterey Formation
  3. Tarballs wash ashore on central coast
    Tarballs wash ashore on central coast - The Department of Fish and Game Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is responding to scattered oil pollution along the central coast. Since Saturday, an unusual number of weathered tarballs have been reported on the shoreline from San Francisco’s Ocean Beach to Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove. The source is unknown, and no oiled wildlife has been reported, to date.