Category: ACWO

On September 10th, 2021

South Korean National Pleads Guilty to Charge for Poaching Wild Succulent Plants for Illegal Exportation to Asia CDFW and State Parks assisted in investigation

“California has a coastline and state parks that are filled with natural beauty,  kudos to the officers who investigated this case as we must protect our natural resources.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona LOS ANGELES – On September 9, 2021, a South Korean national who was extradited from South Africa pleaded guilty to a federal criminal […]

On August 6th, 2021

CSLEA-ACWO Member Named Pogue-Elms Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

SACRAMENTO – On August 5, 2021, The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division announced that CDFW Warden Jonathan Garcia, a member of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and the Association of California Wildlife Officers (ACWO), earned the 2020 Pogue-Elms Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award. The award is […]

On July 15th, 2021

CDFW Investigates Illegal Cannabis Operations in Southern California

“CSLEA applauds the efforts to stop the illegal cultivation of cannabis in California as it can lead to the determent of our water supplies, our fish and wildlife, and public safety.  We are also concerned for the safety of the officers serving these search warrants as many of these growers are armed." – CSLEA President […]

On July 15th, 2021

CDFW Joins Unlicensed Cannabis Cultivation Enforcement Operations in Monterey County

“Illegal cannabis cultivation operations are not only working against those operations that have the proper licenses and permits, they often times use illegal products on their plants, that are harmful to humans and fish and wildlife.  We have to protect consumers, the environment and licensed operators.”  - CSLEA President Alan Barcelona MONTEREY COUNTY – On […]

On July 12th, 2021

CDFW Wardens Assist with Illegal Marijuana Cultivation Investigation in San Bernardino County Eight arrested, marijuana and semi-automatic shotgun seized

 “Law-abiding community members are recognizing the importance of alerting law enforcement to illegal cannabis cultivation in order to protect the safety of their families and communities.  Thanks to CDFW wardens who work with local law enforcement departments to investigate this illegal activity.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY - On July 2, 2021, […]

On June 30th, 2021

California Couple Fined for Illegally Destroying Joshua Trees A CDFW investigation

JOSHUA TREE – Acting on a citizen’s tip to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), in February 2021, a CDFW warden discovered a private land owner, wishing to develop a home, illegally destroyed 36 Joshua Trees. Joshua Trees are a candidate species for the California Endangered Species Act protection. Through CDFW’s CalTIP Poaching and Pollution […]

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