cdfw-insigniaAlthough the leadership of CCWR strives to be a liaison between California wildlife rehabilitators and our governing agencies, including the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), we have no authority regarding regulations or enforcement. We function in an advisory capacity, giving assistance and input where we can.

California Department of Fish & Wildlife
Headquarters Office
1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-0411 (General Information)

Nicole Carion
Senior Environmental Scientist, Wildlife Rehabilitation

Wildlife Branch – Wildlife Investigations Lab
1701 Nimbus Road Suite D, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 358-2790 | WILAB@wildlife.ca.gov

CDFW Wildlife Investigations Lab Blog

Interested in becoming a wildlife rehabilitator? Visit the CDFW Wildlife Welfare and Rehabilitation page and read the regulations. There is also a summary of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit Application Process.

A current list of CDFW Offices is posted on the CDFW website (California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Regions and License Sales).