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Records of the Fish and Game Commission

 

1. MINUTES. 1952,55,58,60-62,63,64,70,71. (F3498:1-13a)

Physical Description: 15ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Agendas, minutes of previous meeting(s), analyses of agenda items and background information on subjects under discussion. Minutes not complete for all years.

Records of the Director

 

2. CORRESPONDENCE. 1951-53. (F3498:14-23)

Physical Description: 10ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically and/or by subject.
Samples of letters received, copies of letters sent, and memoranda relating to such subjects as Director's attendance at meetings, Departmental reorganization proposals, conservation education, continuing and proposed programs, policies, game seasons and bag limits, water diversion and stream flow maintenance, and water pollution control. Also included are subject files on applications and permits to take and transport animals, birds, and fish for scientific or exhibition purposes, permits for use of explosives in seismic exploration in California coastal waters, International Association of Game, Fish and Conservation Commissioners annual meeting, steelhead and salmon planting in the Sacramento River, and cooperative programs with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Reclamation.
 

3. ADMINISTRATIVE FILES. 1956-59. (F3498:24-83)

Physical Description: 60ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by subseries and alphabetically or chronologically thereunder.
Letters received, copies of letters sent, memoranda, minutes and agendas, reports, statements, and related records.
 

(1) State Agencies Subseries

Physical Description: (18ff).

Scope and Content Note

AGRICULTURE, regulation and control on importation of exotic fish and wildlife species; ATTORNEY GENERAL, opinions and interpretations of F & G Code provisions, litigation in which the Department is a party, and prosecutions of F & G violations; BEACHES AND PARKS, coordination of recreation and fish and wildlife values in development of state parks, acquisition of Año Nueve Island; FINANCE, annual F & G budgets, amendments, and augmentations thereto; GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, suggested replies to requests for information, background information for Governor's speeches and statements on F & G matters, and operations and program reports submitted at the request of the Governor's office; LANDS COMMISSION, letters of intention concerning use of the Public Domain for wildlife purposes, and land exchanges; LEGISLATORS, responses to requests for information; NATURAL RESOURCES, joint program planning; PUBLIC HEALTH, cooperative programs with; PUBLIC OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN COMMITTEE, budget, and Advisory Council and Technical Consultant Group transactions, meetings and report; REGIONAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL BOARDS, pollution abatement, and proposed regulations on sewage disposals; SOIL CONSERVATION COMMISSION, F & G review and comments on projects as they affect fish and wildlife resources; WATER POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD, F & G review of Board recommendation on sewage disposal regulations; WATER RESOURCES, review and comments on U.S. Agency reports and feasibility studies as they affect fish and wildlife resources; WATER RIGHTS BOARD, protest memoranda and comments on applications for unappropriated waters
 

(2) Fish and Game Departments, Other State Subseries

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Agendas and programs of joint meetings with the Colorado River Wildlife Management Committee and Tri-State Committee for the Development of Wildlife Resources on the Colorado River; and replys to requests for information from other states
 

(3) Fish and Game Commission Subseries

Physical Description: (8ff).

Scope and Content Note

Background information and data sent to all Commissioners for information and policy consideration, concerning joint meetings and budgetary matters. Separate files for Commissioners William P. Elser, Weldon D. Oxley, T.H. Richards, Jr., Carl F. Wente, and for Commission Assistant William J. Harp relative to agenda items requested by the Director
 

(4) Fish and Game Department Subseries

Physical Description: (16ff).

Scope and Content Note

ADMINISTRATION, miscellaneous exchanges with Administrative Officer, Deputy Director, Headquarters staff, and Training Committee; BRANCHES, policy memoranda on department operations and procedures; CONSERVATION EDUCATION, organization, publications program, public comments and criticisms of Hunter Safety Program, logging practices and impact on fishlife in damaged streams, and production of film "Tommorrows Salmon and Steelhead"; GAME MANAGEMENT, regional organization, public correspondence regarding big game program regulations, land acquisitions, pheasants, waterfowl, and game kill statistics; INLAND FISHERIES, angling regulation change proposals, catchable trout, and warmwater fisheries; LICENSES, comparative 5 year statement of hunting and fishing license sales; MARINE RESOURCES, ocean disposal of radioactive materials, California Cooperative Ocean Fisheries Investigations meetings, Kelp Investigation program, reorganization of salmon program, and operations of Nimbus Hatchery; WATER PROJECTS, general public correspondence and pollution control; WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD, Nacimiento Dam warm water fishery project and general project proposals; REGIONS, policy and program memoranda and regional staff meetings
 

(5) Legislation Subseries

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Departmental legislative proposals, and proposals on water pollution control and from sportsmens and conservation organizations. Also includes interim hearings on pollution and water project development in relation to fish and game resources
 

(6) Associations, Organizations, and Sportsmen's Clubs Subseries

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Minutes, meeting summaries and reports, resolutions, and legislative recommendations of the American Fisheries Society, Associated Sportsmen of California, Boards of Supervisors, California Farm Bureau Federation, California Wildlife Federation, Chambers of Commerce, International Association of Game, Fish and Commissioners, Izaac Walton League of America, Joint California Wildlife Management Committee, National Audobon Society, National Rifle Association, National Wildlife Federation, Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation, Pacific Flyway Council, Pacific Gas and Electric, Sacramento-Sierra Sportsmens Council, Sport Fishing Institute, Sportsmens Council of Central California, and Western Assoc. of State Game and Fish Commissioners
 

(7) U.S. Agencies Subseries

Physical Description: (10ff).

Scope and Content Note

CORPS OF ENGINEERS, flood control, boat launching and other construction projects; FEDERAL POWER COMMISSION, applications for restoration of power site lands and dam and power construction applications; FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, federal aid apportionments, joint management projects and programs, withdrawal of public lands for wildlife purposes, waterfowl management controversy in Klamath-Tulelake Basin, homesteading of public lands, migratory waterfowl crop depredations, proposed increase in duck stamp fees to purchase land for waterfowl management areas, refuge management, and hunting regulations and seasons; FOREST RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE, general; INTERIOR DEPARTMENT, Topcock Marsh-Colorado River Basin development as wintering ground for Canadian geese; BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, co-ordinated recreation and wildlife use planning; NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, Pacific Coast Seashore Survey; PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, water pollution; BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, fish protection facilities on California riversand streams, construction of water supply and other facilities, and Trinity River and Nimbus fish hatchery facilities construction; WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ADVISORY BOARD, creation of and appointment of members
 

(8) U.S. Legislation Subseries

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with California Senators and Congressmen regarding proposed and pending legislation
 

4. BRANCH MONTHLY REPORTS. 1956-57. (F3498:84-87)

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Monthly activity highlights for Game Management, Inland Fisheries, Marine Fisheries, and Wildlife Protection branches, Water Projects Section, and license sales transactions.

Director's Administrative Files, 1960-72

 

5. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. 1960,63,64,66,68,70,71. (F3498:88)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous resolutions and correspondence concerning F & G policies, programs, and development of fish, game, and recreation facilities.
 

6. C, MISCELLANEOUS. (F3498:89)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence, resolutions, participation at meetings, and other exchanges with the Calif. Cattlemen's Assoc., Calif. Farm Bureau Federation, and Chamber of Commerce.
 

7. CALIFORNIA STATE AGENCIES. 1960-72. (F3498:90-201)

Physical Description: 112ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by agency and chronologically thereunder.
Letters received, copies of letters sent, memoranda, reports, resolutions, photographs, maps, plans and specifications, and related records.
 

(1) Attorney General (1960-72)

Physical Description: (4ff).

Scope and Content Note

Opinions, department litigation, drafts of leases and legal agreement, prosecution of F & G violations, State vs. Federal jurisdiction over kelp beds around Anacapa and Santa Barbara Islands (1966), and other legal services
 

(2) California-Nevada Interstate Compact Commission (1960, 63,64)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence concerning protection of fisheries and wildlife in compact negotiations
 

(3) Conservation Department (1962-66,70,71)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Logging damage to streams, enforcement of Forest Practices Act provisions, and miscellaneous policy matters
 

(4) Disaster Office (1960,63,65-66,68)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Procedures, plans and revisions of F & G Departments role, use of manpower and equipment, and responsibilities in time of statewide emergency
 

(5) Finance (1962-71)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Annual budgets, budget augmentation, fund transfers, construction and project estimates and agreements, program justifications, management deficiency reports, Five-Year Capital Outlay Program reports, and annual economic reports
 

(6) Forestry (1963,65-66)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence concerning joint programs
 

(7) General Services (1965-71)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Land exchanges, leases, acquisitions; surplus Federal land; and Five-Year Communications Plan report
 

(8) Governor's Office (1960-72)

Physical Description: (17ff).

Scope and Content Note

Proposed responses to inquiries; program proposals, operations, and background information sent at Governor's Office request; periodic achievement reports; recommendations on pending legislation and appointments; meetings with Governor concerning program problems; Governor's annual pack trips to the Trinity Alps (1960); Highlands Lake in Desolation Valley (1961), Kings Canyon (1962), Emigrant Basin (1964), Marble Mountains (1965), and Little Jamieson Creek, Plumus National Forest (1966); Governor's Committee on Public Works and Natural Resources meetings and reports on proposed feasibility study of a scenic highway from Mexico to Canada (1960); Governor's Dry Year Conference - program, presentations and prepared statements, conference report (1961); Five Year Wildlife Conservation Plan - reports, background information and data used in conferences and briefing sessions with the Governor to discuss program problems (1959-62); Governor's Conference on Recreation Problems - program and background information on need of passage of Nov., 1964 Parks and Recreation Bond Issue (150 million) to provide additional funding for state park acquisition and development (April 23-24, 1964); Governor's Conference on California and the World Oceans - program arrangements, program, information for Governor's address on international policies in the development of the sea and its resources, and papers delivered (Jan. 31, Feb., 1, 1964); Governor's Conference on Beauty - conference development meetings, program, and F & G department analyses on recommendations (Jan. 11-12, 1966); Peruvian seizure of U.S. fishing boats - Governor's briefing, statements, press release, and exchanges with U.S. State Department (Oct., 1966); Advisory Commission on Marine and Coastal Resources - appointments to, preprint of 2nd Annual Report, proceedings of seventh meeting regarding public interest in Coastal Zone Management, and miscellaneous F & G reports on activities and accomplishments in conservation and development of marine resources (1968,70,71); Environmental Quality Study Council - review of Council progress reports; Interagency Council for Ocean Resources - F & G responses to recommendations to Wildlife Conservation Board review of Comprehensive Ocean Area Plan (COAP) as it conflicts with WCB programs and responsibilities, miscellaneous COAP activity reports, 1968,70,71
 

(9) Lands Commission, State (1960-70)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Land leases, withdrawals, exchanges, etc. with respect to impact on fish and wildlife resources
 

(10) Legislators (1960-71)

Physical Description: (6ff).

Scope and Content Note

Responses to requests for information on department policies, programs, complaints, and proposals relating to F & G operations within legislative districts. Also includes miscellaneous correspondence relative to legislative committee hearings and investigations
 

(11) Natural Resources (1960)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence, principally with the Division of Forestry, about fire control and forest management programs
 

(12) Parks and Recreation (1962-71)

Physical Description: (4ff).

Scope and Content Note

Recreation land use; Resources Agency Interdepartmental Committee on Parks and Recreation meetings; development of fishery management plan for Lake Elsinore State Recreation Area; Angel Island deer management program; development of criteria and procedures for allotment of monies received from 1965 Land and Water Conservation Fund Act; and background information and data on Proposition 20 (Nov., 1970), Recreation and Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Bond Act
 

(13) Personnel Board (1960-71)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Changes in work classifications; salary adjustments; department training and In-Service Training programs
 

(14) Public Outdoor Recreation Plan Committee (1960)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Review and recommendations on information to be included in reports and statements before legislative hearings on committee recommendations
 

(15) Reclamation Board (1962-65,68)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

F & G comments and review of Board projects and recommendations on the transfer of Board lands with fish, wildlife and recreational values to F & G control
 

(16) Regional Water Pollution Control Boards (1962-65,68,70,72)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Water release and stream flow maintenance, waste discharge regulations; water quality standards; and pollution
 

(17) Resources Agency (1961-72):

Physical Description: (50ff).

Scope and Content Note

Agency policies and procedures; Agency Administrator's speeches on F & G programs, reports to on departmental activities for information and action, information to for presentation before legislative hearings; meetings of Agency committees on Programming, Parks and Recreation, and Geographic Names; State Resources Development Plan; seismic exploration; nuclear power plant regulations on waste discharges and power plant sitings; "Guidebook for State Recreation Planning"; and review of Federal and State legislation. Also included are separate subject files on: ANNUAL RESOURCES AGENCY CONFERENCE (1965,66); program arrangements, speeches and papers delivered; CHILE-CALIFORNIA PROGRAM (1963-66) - Advisory Committee meetings and background data on Chile fisheries program; DELTA RECREATION COMMITTEE (1961-66) - recommendations and appointments to, meetings, and project studies on coordination of recreation planning for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta; FISH AND WILDLIFE PLANNING (1963-66) - long range planning to assure fish and wildlife resources properly planned and included in overall growth and development - culminating in master Fish and Wildlife Plan; GOOSE LAKE COMPACT COMMISSION (1962-63) - history of proceedings and legislative enactment creating; GOVERNOR'S TASK FORCE ON EFFICIENCY AND ECONOMY (1968) - monthly reports of recommendations implemented and rejected; MISCELLANEOUS COMMITTEES (1965-66,68) - appointments to, minutes, and reports and recommendations of various Task Force Committees, including Wetlands, Flood Control, Review, Law Enforcement, Emergency Resources Management Planning, Programming, Sacramento River Bank Protection, Power Plant Siting, and Ocean Resources; PARKS AND RECREATION INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE (1963) - meetings; PERIPHERAL CANAL (1964-66) - endeavors of F & G, through Governor's Office and support of sportsmen's, conservation and fisheries organizations, to obtain Congressional approval of and proposals for state operation of; SAN FRANCISCO BAY CONSERVATION STUDY COMMISSION (1963-64) - meetings with Federal agencies regarding biological effects of filling San Francisco Bay; STAFF MEETINGS (1968,70-71) - minutes and agendas; TAHOE POLICY COMMITTEE (1967-68) - development of policies and regulations for shoreline construction; TIDE AND SUBMERGED LANDS POLICY COMMITTEE (1963-64) - appointments to, proceedings, policy development, and positions on pending legislation relative to filling of San Francisco Bay
 

(18) Small Craft Harbors Commission (1960)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Report on conflicting uses and regulations concerning the use of inland waters
 

(19) Water Pollution Control Board (1960-63) and Water Quality Control Board (1964-66)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Appointments to; regulations and orders; Research Committee meetings and applied research projects on water pollution; comments and recommendations on reports relating to S.F. Bay-Delta water quality control program; and S.F. Bay waste disposal study
 

(20) Water Resources (1960-72)

Physical Description: (10ff).

Scope and Content Note

Water development, preservation and enhancement of fisheries resources; policies for administration of Davis-Grunsky Act (enhancement of fish and wildlife development incidental to water projects) and amendments thereto; wildlife studies and recommendations as related to state water projects and facilities; final plan of Delta Fish and Wildlife Protection Study (Dec., 1961) and 2nd Annual Report (1962-63); north coast regional development project; Feather River and Oroville Dam projects; Eel and Mad River Basins master plan meeting with Federal agencies (June 10, 1968); California State-Federal Interagency Group meetings; California Aqueduct, fish and wildlife habitat development; and Dos Rios Project with reference to hatchery facilities to perpetuate affected salmon and steelhead
 

(21) Water Resources Control Board (1968-72)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

F & G review of Board reports and recommendations, policies, regulations, and investigations and studies, review of State Water Quality Control Program with specific reference to management of waste discharges into ocean waters; licensing and regulation of the use of oil spill cleanup agents
 

8. DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE. 1959-60. (F3498:202)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Statements, speeches, background information and data used as the basis for the development of fish, wildlife and recreation planks in the Democratic Party platform in the 1960 Presidential election. This series also includes miscellaneous Kennedy-Johnson Natural Resources Advisory Committee campaign materials and literature.
 

9. FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENTS, OTHER STATES. 1960,63,65-66,70. (F3498:203)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous communications, principally with the states of Oregon, Nevada and Arizona, responding to requests for information or concerning cooperative programs. Miscellaneous minutes of joint meetings between western state Fish and Game departments are also included.
 

10. FISH AND GAME COMMISSION, CALIFORNIA. 1960-61,63-66,68-70. (F3498:204-221)

Physical Description: 18ff.

Scope and Content Note

Letters received, copies of letters sent, memoranda, minutes and agendas, reports, press releases, newspaper clippings and other records relating to Commission meetings, agenda items requested by the Director, Commission policies and regulations, and background information and data sent to all Commissioners for information, policy consideration, or by request. Separate correspondence files exist for Commissioners Henry Clineschmidt (1960,65), William P. Elser (1960,65,66), Dante Nomellini (1965), T.H. Richards, Jr. (1960,65), Jamie H. Smith (1960,61,65), and Carl Wente (1960). Also included are joint meeting files of the Colorado River Wildlife Management Committee (1961,64), Interstate Deer Herd Advisory Committee relative to management of Devil's Garden interstate (California-Oregon) deer herd, and miscellaneous California-Oregon meetings on wildlife matters of mutual interest (1963-64).

Director's Office/Department of Fish and Game Records

 

11. DIRECTOR, PERSONAL. 1960,65. (F3498:222)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Samples of congratulatory letters received by Walter T. Shannon as Director, miscellaneous personal correspondence, and invitations accepted.
 

12. DIRECTOR, SPEECHES. 1960,63-67,71-72. (F3498:223-231A)

Physical Description: 10ff.

Scope and Content Note

Speeches, statements, dedicatory remarks, radio talks, and other presentations relating to department programs, issues, etc.
 

13. LEGISLATION. 1960-71. (F3498:232-241)

Physical Description: 10ff.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts, amendments, analyses, position statements, reports, and other records relating to departmental legislative proposals and pending legislation affecting the department; reports pursuant to legislative resolutions; departmental legislation policies and procedures, legislation status reports; and background information and data concerning individual measures. The files for 1960 include F & G responses to a report by Booz, Allen & Hamilton concerning recommendations on reorganization of the department. Also included are F & G positions on recommendations of the Constitutional Revision Commission (1964-66) and AB 770 (1970), proposed State Duck Stamp with revenues to be spent in California and other places in the Pacific Flyway to preserve waterfowl resources.
 

14. LEGISLATION, LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES. 1960-71. (F3498:242-249)

Physical Description: 8ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by Assembly or Senate Committee and chronologically thereunder.
Hearing notices, agendas, statements, testimony, and background information presented before committee hearings, press releases, reports and information provided upon request to individual legislators. Most hearings were before the Assembly committees on Fish and Game; Water, Conservation and Wildlife, Natural Resources, Planning, and Public Works and the Senate committees on Natural Resources and Fish and Game.
 

15. DEPUTY DIRECTOR. 1960,65,66,68. (F3498:250)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous memoranda to and from the Deputy Director relative to department programs, procedures, policies and internal operations.
 

16. ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER. 1960,63,65-66,68,70. (F3498:251-252)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous memoranda to and from the Administrative Officer relative to accounting, revenue, personnel and personnel training, aircraft transportation, radio communications, contractual services, engineering services, and departmental general services.
 

17. PERSONNEL. 1960-70. (F3498:253-254)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Selected memoranda, minutes, reports and related records concerning development, implementation, and changes in personnel policy; personnel training programs; and departmental salary surveys and presentations before the Personnel Board for salary adjustments and reclassifications.
 

18. ALL BRANCHES AND HEADQUARTERS STAFF. 1960,64-71. (F3498:255-257)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Selected management memoranda and directives on departmental policies, procedures, and operations, or for informational purposes. Selections made to illustrate internal operations and chain of command. Included in this series is a file of 1971 selected anti-hunting correspondence and commentary and statewide efforts by F & G personnel to counteract such sentiment as spearheaded by various conservation organizations.
 

19. ACCOUNTING. 1960,64-66. (F3498:258-259)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Samples of program budgets and budget justification documents as used in in-house budget hearings and in presentations before the Department of Finance and the legislature. Records selected provide details on individual programs and budget requests such as the request for replacement of the research vessel N.B. Scofield.
 

20. ANADROMOUS FISHERIES BRANCH. 1969-72. (F3498:260-264)

Physical Description: 5ff.

Scope and Content Note

This branch was created in 1969 to deal with salmon, steelhead, striped bass, shad, and sturgeon, consolidating functions and programs previously carried out by the Inland Fisheries and Marine Resources branches.
Arranged by subject and chronologically thereunder.
ANADROMOUS FISHERIES BR. (1970,71), miscellaneous correspondence and memoranda concerning program operations; PERIPHERAL CANAL (1969-72), position paper, statements, and testimony before the California legislature in support of the peripheral canal proposal, including letters of support and criticisms by conservation and sportsmen's groups, and background information on proposals for studies to determine programs necessary to preserve fish and wildlife resources affected; and SALMON AND STEELHEAD (1970-72), Advisory Committee meetings, studies and reports on salmon conservation and rehabilitation programs, proposed policy changes for salmon fishing, and hatchery operation reports.
 

21. CONSERVATION EDUCATION. 1960-70. (F3498:265-269)

Physical Description: 5ff.

Scope and Content Note

Letters received, copies of letters sent, memoranda, annual reports of program activities and other records relating to the duties of the Conservation Program Officer including: issuance of weekly and special news releases; distribution of Outdoor California and other department publications; development and distribution of motion pictures; development and implementation of conservation education programs and coordination with other state agencies with similar responsibilities; hunter safety training program; liaison with sportsmen's and other organizations; and special duties as the development of visitors facilities as those at Oroville Reservoir, including the Kelly Ridge complex.
 

22. DELTA FISH AND WILDLIFE PROTECTION STUDY. 1962,65-68. (F3498:270)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence, memoranda, annual reports, budget data, study plan, and water quality standards and salinity control hearings. The study was a joint effort between the departments of Fish and Game and Water Resources to insure protection of fish and wildlife resources with construction of Delta water facilities as part of the California Water Resources Development System.
 

23. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES BRANCH. 1970-72. (F3498:271-274)

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

This branch was created as a result of the passage of the California Environmental Quality Act ( Stats. 1970, ch. 1433) which required the filing of an environmental impact report before any project affecting the environment could be commenced.
Meetings, review and comment on Federal Power Commission project applications, including guaranteed streamflow releases as part of Southern California Edison relicensing application for Big Creek Hydroelectric System; evaluation and comments on Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife English Ridge project, Eel River; and water resources development planning and review.
 

24. GAME MANAGEMENT BRANCH. 1960-65. (F3498:275-301)

Physical Description: 27ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subseries and chronologically thereunder.
 

(1) Game Management Branch

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Minutes of Game Management Planning Committee; Chief's memoranda and reports relating to Branch policies and procedures, program reports, and operations
 

(2) Access (1960)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Study of hunting and fishing access problems - minutes and survey report
 

(3) Colorado River (1960-65)

Physical Description: (8ff).

Scope and Content Note

Coordinated multiple use planning for public lands leased from the Department of the Interior along the Lower Colorado River between the Mexican border and Davis Dam - involving issues of land titles and illegal "squatters" on public lands. Other subjects include: advisory Committee for Land Use on Lower Colorado meetings; U.S. Bureau of Reclamation channelization of Colorado River and impact on fish and wildlife resources; creation of Cibola National Wildlife Refuge; and Dept. of Fish and Game and sportsmens and wildlife organizations opposition to Bureau of Reclamation efforts at stabilizing Colorado River flow at the expense of waterfowl habitat
 

(4) Condors (1964-65)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, minutes, reports, press releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, resolutions and background information in regards to creation of a Condor Preserve (Sespe Wildlife Area) in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service; conflict of water development through Condor Preserve and opposition by Audobon Society and Fish & Game Dept.; planning for the taking of a Condor census; and legislation to increase penalty for killing of condors
 

(5) Deer (1960-65)

Physical Description: (4ff).

Scope and Content Note

Adoption of deer management policies and regulations; deer census reports and surveys; deer depredation complaints and proposals on control regulations; statewide hearings on antlerless special seasons; proposals on deer seasons and regional closures; and complaints against "gut shooting" deer
 

(6) Elk (1960-65)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Adoption of elk management policies with respect to preservation of Tule and Roosevelt elk herds and establishment of new herds in different parts of the state; annual census surveys; elk depredation problems; and special hunts to stabilize herd populations
 

(7) Klamath-Tulelake Wildlife Refuge (1961,63)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

U.S. legislation to firmly establish refuge and to prevent reduction in size by reclamation projects proposed by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
 

(8) Land (1960-62,65)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Acquisition, exchange, and withdrawals of public and private lands for fish and wildlife enhancement programs. Also includes information relative to multiple use of game and wildlife refuges and development of programs on military lands
 

(9) Pesticides (1962-65)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Proceedings, findings and recommendations of Governor's Pesticide Review Committee; and interagency cooperation and review of pesticide use and effects on wildlife
 

(10) Pheasants (1960-61,64-65)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Adoption of policies on licensing of private pheasant clubs and hunting seasons; planting program including purchase of privately raised birds; pheasant disease problems; and requests for special hunts on birds causing depredation to agricultural crops
 

(11) Waterfowl (1960-61,63,65)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Adoption of procedures for hunting in waterfowl management areas; hunting seasons; and preservation of wetlands (marshes) in San Joaquin Valley
 

25. INLAND FISHERIES BRANCH. 1960-72. (F3498:302-312)

Physical Description: 11ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subseries and chronologically thereunder.
 

(1) Inland Fisheries Branch

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Department recommendations for angling seasons and changes in regulations; establishment of special seasons; fish plantings and management; and hatchery operations
 

(2) Hatcheries (1964,67-68,70)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Proposed warmwater fish hatchery in Imperial County and reconstruction of Fillmore fish hatchery, Ventura County
 

(3) Logging Practices (1966)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Impact of logging practices on waterways with reference to erosion control and effects on spawning fish, including meetings of Task Force on problems of enforcement
 

(4) Reservoirs (1971)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Commission policy on the stocking of waters with restricted access
 

(5) Trout (1960-72)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Production policy; ceiling on trout production; stream openings and closures; special planting programs and studies; stocking request, proposals and studies; Trout Broodstock Committee meetings; trout production costs and production reports; cooperative fisheries programs with local government; and commission policy on stocking of waters with restricted access
 

(6) Trout Diseases (1960,61,65)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Investigation and control of Hepatoma, cancerous disease, identified in California hatchery reared trout; inspection and identification of infectious pancreatic necrosis (IPN) in commercial hatcheries before purchases from by F & G for planting in Southern California
 

(7) Warmwater Fish (1960,65,70,71)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Introduction of new varieties; legislation to establish warmwater fish hatchery in Southern California
 

(8) Whale Rock Commission (1962-66)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Prevention of F & G stocking in Whale Rock Reservoir by Commission; and feasibility study on recreation values of reservoir
 

26. MARINE RESOURCES BRANCH. 1960-72. (F3498:313-373)

Physical Description: 61ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subseries and chronologically thereunder.
 

(1) Marine Resources Branch (1960-71)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Chief's correspondence and reports to Director and with General Public regarding branch programs and operations
 

(2) Anadromous Fish Act, PL 89-304 (1966,68)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Federal-State cooperative programs for the conservation, development, and enhancement of U.S. fishery resources, including both sport and commercial fishery considerations; F & G project proposals; program policies and regulations; and recommendations for funding in 1966-67 fiscal year
 

(3) Anchovies (1963-66,68,70)

Physical Description: (4ff).

Scope and Content Note

Controversy over resumption of issuing reduction permits and adoption of regulations to control; proposed legislation to give Commission complete control on regulation; weekly reports of landings; and special projects on determining anchovy populations and impact on by annual harvesting
 

(4) Bartlett Bill, PL 88-309, Commercial Fisheries Research and Development Act of 1964 (1965-66,68)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Project proposals, funding, and meetings with U.S. Agencies to establish machinery to operate program
 

(5) Bays and Estuaries (1968,70)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Policy adoption on regulation of coordinated development and preservation of bays, estuaries, and tidal marshes. Most of this subseries concerns the proposed development of Upper Newport Bay and department activities in preserving fish and wildlife resources within the scope of planning
 

(6) Commercial Fishing (1963-64,68-72)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Marketing Study Project meetings with commercial fishing interests to study processing, marketing and economic factors limiting growth of fresh fish industry and to consider taxation of commercial fishing interests to reduce imbalance between revenues and expenditures related to the commercial fishing industry. Proposed 200 mile territorial fishing limits; and competition between commercial and sport fishermen
 

(7) Crustaceans (1963-71)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Adoption of rules, regulations, and policies on shellfish seasons, sizes, enforcement problems, allotments of state water bottoms for shellfish culture, shellfish importation; and proposal and report on feasibility of establishing an abalone hatchery
 

(8) Foreign Fishing (1966, 68-71)

Physical Description: (5ff).

Scope and Content Note

Appearance of Russian and Japanese commercial fishing vessels off California and Pacific Coast - weekly reports of fishing activities by U.S. Bureau of Commercial fisheries, exchanges with U.S. agencies and State Department concerning treaty negotiations to regulate; correspondence expressing fears of impact on California commercial fishing industry and proposals to establish and enforce 12 mile limit off California and Pacific coasts
 

(9) International North Pacific Fisheries Commission - established by convention between the U.S., Canada, and Japan for conservation of North Pacific fisheries (1962-71)

Physical Description: (6ff).

Scope and Content Note

California monitoring of U.S. Section Advisory Commission meetings and annual meetings of INPFC to protect California commercial fishing interests and to insure regulation and management of marine fisheries. Much of this subseries concerns the impact of Russian and Japanese fishing fleet operations along the Pacific Coast and activities of the Ad Hoc Surveillance Committee
 

(10) International Trawl Fishery Committee (1964-70)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Meetings on coordination of fishery regulations between Canada and the U.S.
 

(11) Marine Advisory Committee (1970-71)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Departmental meetings and recommendations on utilization and conservation of marine resources
 

(12) Marine Research Committee (1952-71)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Recommendations on appointments to; meetings, reports and recommendations on research study projects. Also includes miscellaneous minutes of Institute of Marine Resources, La Jolla
 

(13) Nuclear Plants (1965-70)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Memo reports and recommendations on power plant siting proposals; radiological monitoring programs; and waste disposal
 

(14) Oil Spills (1970-71)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Reports on status of Santa Barbara oil spill cleanup; State Interagency Oil Spill Committee meetings; development and implementation of State Oil Spill Contingency Plan; and miscellaneous reports on oil spills statewide
 

(15) Pacific Marine Fisheries Commission (1960-72)

Physical Description: (18ff).

Scope and Content Note

Composed of the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska to "promote the better utilization of fisheries, marine, shell and anadromous, which are of mutual concern and to develope a joint program of protection and prevention of physical waste of such fisheries..." Records relate principally to Commission annual meetings; committee activities and recommendations; and review of Federal legislative proposals. Also included are miscellaneous records of the Pacific Salmon Inter Agency Council (1965-68) composed of administrators from State and Federal fishery agencies working to find solutions to salmon problems in the affected areas
 

(16) Radioactive Materials (1960-63)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Development of monitoring and surveillance programs for control of nuclear reactor waste disposal; transfer of certain regulatory functions from AEC to State control; ocean disposal of radioactive wastes; Departmental Coordinating Committee on Atomic Energy Development and Radiation Protection meetings; and development of policies on nuclear power plant sitings and operations
 

(17) Salmon and Steelhead (1960-71)

Scope and Content Note

Sportfishing regulation proposals and changes; development and improvement of fish rearing facilities-hatcheries, fish ladders, artificial spawning channels; tagging program; research program reports; salmon rehabilitation in San Joaquin Valley, including design and construction of Woodbridge fish screen (1963-66); Klamath Basin Steering Committee and Pacific Salmon Inter-Agency Council meetings; Caspar Creek study on effect of roadbuilding and logging on fish population (1965); and proposed fishing restrictions to aid recovery of salmon population (1968).
 

(18) Salton Sea (1966-70)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Water quality control; preservation and enhancement of fishery and recreational resources; and joint Federal-State study on preservation of Salton Sea fisheries-minutes and reports
 

(19) San Diego Unified Port District (1965-66)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Establishment of guidelines for dumping dredged materials to safeguard recreation and marine resources
 

(20) Sea Otters (1964, 68-71)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Management and preservation programs; conflict between commercial abalone industry and sea otters-report pursuant to S.C.R. 74, 1967 Sess.
 

(21) Underwater Parks Advisory Board (1968)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Meetings; and proposed policy recommendations to be submitted to Fish and Game Commission
 

27. OPERATIONS RESEARCH BRANCH. 1969-70, 72. (F3498:374)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Established in 1969 to provide technical services to the Department in statistics, mathematics, sampling, programming, and population dynamics, and to conduct program reviews or redesign programs to make them fit the Department's objectives more closely.
Miscellaneous memoranda and reports relating to pelagic wetfish study and review of Operations Research Branch organization and problems.
 

28. PLANNING. 1966-71. (F3498:375)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Letters received, copies of letters sent, memoranda, reports, speeches, statements and other records concerning adoption and implementation of, legislative hearings on, and public reaction to the State Fish and Wildlife Plan; and projects, including California Comprehensive Ocean Area Plan and license fee increase proposals.
 

29. PROTECTED WATERWAYS PROGRAM. 1970. (F3498:376)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence, memoranda and recommendations on state plan for identification of state waterways possessing extraordinary scenic, fishery, wildlife, or recreation resources.
 

30. WATER PROJECTS BRANCH. 1960-72. (F3498:377-404)

Physical Description: 28ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subseries and chronologically thereunder.
 

(1) Water Project Branch (1960-70)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Branch Chief's correspondence with Director and others relative to review, administration, and recommendations on proposed water projects with respect to the protection and preservation of fish and wildlife resources. Includes proposed reorganization of Contract Services Section (1965).
 

(2) American River (1957-60)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous memos and legal opinions on state ownership of American River bottom and access to for fishing
 

(3) Auburn-Folsom South Unit (1965-66)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

F & G statements and analyses of possible future effects of Auburn-Folsom South operations on American River fishery, water quality, and recreation below Nimbus Dam; and development of state administered recreation plan and agreements thereto
 

(4) Box Canyon Reservoir, Siskiyou County (1964-66)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Feasibility study, development, review and agreements for recreation and fish enhancement with Siskiyou County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and funding under Davis-Grunsky Act
 

(5) California-Federal Interagency Group (1968-70)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Inclusion of F & G Department within organization to insure consideration of fish and wildlife programs within scope of Federal-State water project planning. Also includes miscellaneous agendas and meeting summaries and background information
 

(6) Delta Fish and Wildlife Protection Study (1961)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Development of scope and identification of study areas; budget; Sacramento River - Delta Recreation Study Committee and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Levee Recreation Study Committee organization and minutes. Joint study between Water Resources and Fish and Game departments
 

(7) Iron Gate Dam (1961-66)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Litigation over Federal Power Commission opinion on state's obligation to pay for 20% of salmon and steelhead egg collecting and rearing in hatchery built at Iron Gate Dam on the Klamath River as a condition of the Pacific Power and Light Company's license to operate. California lost appeal in the Federal courts in 1966
 

(8) KR3 Project - Kern River (1961-64)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Agreement with Southern California Edison in regards to guaranteed releases from KR3 hydroelectric plant project to guarantee fish life in Kern River
 

(9) Levee Stripping (1961)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Study, recommendations and comments on uniform program of levee maintenance and coordinated planning for recreational development of the Sacramento River and Delta area
 

(10) McCloud River (1960-61)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Agreements and negotiations with P.G.&E. relative to guaranteed water releases from McCloud and Pit river dam sites and recommendations to Federal Power Commission that licensee construct and maintain hatchery facilities to compensate for loss of spawning areas in the Pit River
 

(11) Mokelumne River (1960-61)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Negotiations and agreement with East Bay Municipal Utility District on construction of salmon hatchery facilities to offset loss of spawning grounds stemming from construction of Comanche Reservoir on Mokelumne River. Includes correspondence with California Congressmen and Senators on legislation authorizing flood control contributions
 

(12) New Don Pedro Dam (1961-65)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Negotiations on agreements and litigation with Modesto and Turlock Irrigation Districts in regards to guarantee of Tuolumne River water flow for fish enhancement. Federal Power Commission opinion and license appealed by both parties
 

(13) North Coast Study (1966)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Impact of water development on fish and wildlife resources with emphasis on recreation planning to offset projected drop off in lumber industry
 

(14) Oroville Recreation Area Complex (1964-66)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Development of F & G position paper as developed in conjunction with the departments of Water Resources and Parks and Recreation
 

(15) Pollution (1960-68)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Development of statewide policy on pollution control with special reference to waste discharges of pulp mills; investigations of individual pollution problems and cases; Simpson Lumber Company at Fairhaven and Kimberly-Clarke pulp mills at Anderson waste discharge requirements; and development of policies on oil spills and clean up procedures
 

(16) Reservoirs (1960-63)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence on reservoir development projects and stocking programs
 

(17) Richvale Project (1960-66)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Opposition of F & G to project on Middle Fork of Feather River and to decision of Water Rights Board in approving development pending designation of Feather River and Wild River under ACR 31 and HR 414 (1966, 1st Ex. Sess.)
 

(18) San Francisco Bay Study (1965-68)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Development and implementation of policies for preservation of fish and wildlife resources in overall planning and development of S.F. Bay; activities of S.F. Bay Conservation and Development Commission; and issue of halting land fill, water quality, and establishment of game refuges
 

(19) San Joaquin and San Luis Reservoir Projects (1963-64)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Protection and enhancement of fish and wildlife resources
 

31. WATER QUALITY PLANNING. 1971. (F3498:405)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Fish and Game staff meeting minutes on.
 

32. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT BRANCH. 1966-72. (F3498:406-427)

Physical Description: 22ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subseries and chronologically thereunder. Wildlife Management is the renamed Game Management Branch, see above series entry 24 for records on similar subjects for the years 1960-65.
 

(1) Wildlife Management (1966-72)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Chief's memoranda and reports regarding Branch policies, procedures, operations, and programs
 

(2) Big Game (1966-72)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Proposals, hearings and establishment of special and antlerless deer hunts; and miscellaneous correspondence regarding legislation to protect the California mountain lion
 

(3) Bighorn Sheep (1967-72)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Proposals to reintroduce the Desert Bighorn back into NE California and other areas; and sheep census program
 

(4) Birds (1968, 72)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous memo reports on proposed releases of exotic game birds; turkey stocking and hunting season results; and research requests
 

(5) Colorado River (1966-72)

Physical Description: (6ff).

Scope and Content Note

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation channelization of Colorado River and impact on fish and wildlife resources; formation of joint Federal-State Advisory Committee to study and recommend policies and programs; development of management program; and recreation development and projects
 

(6) Condors (1966-70)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

California Condor Survey Committee meetings; annual census program; operations of Sespe Wildlife Area as a Condor preserve; and proposed water development programs affecting preserve
 

(7) Deer (1966-72)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Deer management policies and programs; deer depredation complaints; deer tag survey to determine hunting kills and for management statistics; and policy on disposition of deer carcasses accidentally killed
 

(8) Duck Stamps (1972)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

F & G Commission policy development on expenditures of revenues derived from State Duck Stamps for use in Canada, through Ducks Unlimited, for conservation of waterfowl nesting areas
 

(9) Elk (1966-72)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Changes in Tule Elk herd management policies; survey of sites for relocation and development of new herds; annual census; and elk depredation complaints
 

(10) Land (1966-72)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

F & G Commission policy on management and utilization of fish and wildlife resources on private lands; land acquisition and exchanges; development of fish and wildlife programs on military bases; and creation of "wilderness" areas
 

(11) Pesticides (1966-72)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Investigation of pesticides usages by F & G personnel; pesticides research; mercury contamination of game fish and birds; and regulation of pesticides with respect to use
 

(12) Pheasants (1966, 71)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous memos concerning Commission policy on hunting seasons and purchase of privately raised birds for stocking in Southern California
 

(13) Rare and Endangered Wildlife (1971-72)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Costs of nongame wildlife management program and proposed federal and state legislation to aid in research and management
 

(14) Waterfowl (1966-72)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Recommendations for waterfowl hunting seasons; expansion of wetlands program for waterfowl conservation; proposed creation of San Luis National Wildlife Refuge; and waterfowl botulism research
 

33. WILDLIFE PROTECTION BRANCH. 1960-70. (F3498:428-430)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Chief's correspondence and memos with Director on law enforcement personnel (warden's) regulations and uniform regulations; California Fish and Game Wardens' Protective Association meetings; reserve warden program; Patrol Inspectors meeting; enforcement procedures with respect to Hoopa Indians; compensation insurance coverage study for reserve wardens; and warden training programs.

Records of Regional Operations

 

34. ALL REGIONS. 1960-70. (F3498:431)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and memoranda exchanges with Regional Managers on operational policies and procedures, personnel matters and Regional Managers and Headquarters Staff meetings.
 

35. REGIONS 1-5. 1960-72. (F3498:432-436)

Physical Description: 5ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by region and chronologically thereunder.
 

Region I (1960-70)

Scope and Content Note

Director-Regional Manager correspondence and memoranda on regional programs, policies and procedures and problems, including: deer management; and cooperative projects in conjunction with Federal and State agencies.
 

Region 2 (1960-72)

Scope and Content Note

Similar to Region 1.
 

Region 3 (1960-70)

Scope and Content Note

Similar to Region 1.
 

Region 4 (1960-71)

Scope and Content Note

Similar to Region 1. Also includes reports on reduction of wildlife loss in San Joaquin Valley oil sumps.
 

Region 5 (1960-71)

Scope and Content Note

Similar to Region 1. Also includes minutes of San Diego - La Jolla Underwater Park Advisory Committee.
 

36. MARINE RESOURCES REGION. 1964-65,71-72. (F3498:437)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous memoranda reports on Terminal Island research proposals and studies.

Records Relating to the Wildlife Conservation Board

 

37. WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD. 1960-71. (F3498:438-439)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence received and sent, memoranda, reports and studies, and background information relative to projects and programs submitted to or approved by the WCB; annual summaries of WCB projects; dedication of WCB projects; projects qualifying under Federal Accelerated Public Works Program; programs and projects funded under Parks and Recreation Bond Act of 1964.
 

38. LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND (PL88-578). 1965-66. (F3498:440)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and reports of Resources Agency task force appointed to develop criteria for department projects. The greatest portion of this file consists of project proposal summaries and task force recommendations.
 

39. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FISH, GAME AND CONSERVATION COMMISSIONERS. 1960-66,70-72. (F3498:441-451)

Physical Description: 11ff.

Scope and Content Note

Letters received, copies of letters sent, memoranda, minutes, agendas, reports, resolutions, programs and other records relating principally to the annual meetings of the IAFGCC and its Executive, Legislative and other committees Walter T. Shannon was Chairman of the Exec. Committee in 1965 and 1966, and Vice-President in 1967. Much of this series deals with efforts at promoting uniform conservation programs, monitoring Federal legislation and programs and lobbying for Federal funding of conservation programs.
 

40. IZAAC WALTON LEAGUE OF AMERICA. 1960,64-66. (F3498:452)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence received and sent, minutes of Executive Board meetings, and resolutions in support of or opposition to F & G or other conservation programs.
 

41. NATIONAL AUDOBON SOCIETY. 1960,64-66. (F3498:453)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous communications and resolutions received on protection of the California condor and other bird species.
 

42. NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION. 1963-66. (F3498:454)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous communications and resolutions adopted at annual meetings and other records concerning the Federation's position on current resources problems.
 

43. NORTH AMERICAN WILDLIFE CONFERENCE. 1964,66,69-70. (F3498:455)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous memoranda on F & G participation in annual meetings and positions on Federal legislation.
 

44. PACIFIC FLYWAY COUNCIL. 1959-71. (F3498:456-458)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Letters received, copies of letters sent, memoranda, minutes and agendas, reports, background information and other records concerning annual and committee meetings; recommendations for hunting seasons in the Pacific Flyway; annual waterfowl surveys; special studies; proposed Federal legislation; relations with National Wildlife Council; and other matters concerned with the management of migratory game birds.
 

45. SPORT FISHING INSTITUTE. 1960,63-64,70. (F3498:459)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous communications exchanged, position statements on Federal and State programs and legislation and program proposals relative to SFI activities and research in fishery biology, fish conservation education, and professional services to official agencies and citizens groups.
 

46. SPORTSMEN'S CLUBS. 1960-72. (F3498:460-466)

Physical Description: 7ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of club and chronologically thereunder.
 

(1) Sportsmen's Clubs, Miscellaneous (1960-72)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, resolutions, newsletters, minutes and agendas of annual and regular meetings, and other records of California sportsmen's clubs and organizations including proposals on fish and game seasons, hunting and fishing regulations, F & G programs, proposed and pending legislation, and local conditions
 

(2) Associated Sportsmen of California (1960-66)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Similar to subseries 1
 

(3) California Wildlife Federation (1960-72)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Similar to subseries 1

Records of U.S. Agencies

 

47. U.S. AGENCIES. 1959-72. (F3498:467-490)

Physical Description: 24ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by agency and/or subject and chronologically thereunder.
 

(1) Miscellaneous (1965-72)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence with various agencies regarding programs, investigations, studies, etc. of interest to F & G. Two files of this subseries relates to a Seminar on Multiple Use of the Coastal Zone as sponsored by the National Council on Marine Resources and Engineering Development, Williamsburg, Va., Nov. 13-15, 1968. Files include agenda, partial proceedings, papers presented, notes, and background information
 

(2) Agriculture (1960-66)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence principally with the Soil Conservation Service regarding research and programs affecting fish and wildlife
 

(3) Corps of Engineers (1959-72)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence with respect to fish and wildlife problems in connection with Corps' activities on civilian projects
 

(4) Federal Power Commission (1959-70)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence with respect to license applications before FPC and requests to include protection and enhancement of fish and wildlife resources
 

(5) Fish and Wildlife Service (1959-72)

Physical Description: (9ff).

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence and related documents on studies, surveys and program porposals; proposed development programs for anadromous fish (1962); F & G comments on USFWL reports and proposals; offshore seismic exploration and drilling; Federal Aid under Dingell-Johnson and Pittman-Robertson Acts; Pacific Southwest Water Plan-California review and proposed changes and recommendations (1963-64); regulations on importation of exotic fish and wildlife; annual National Fishing and Hunting Survey; National Symposium on Fish and Wildlife Protection and Enhancement at Water Resources Projects, Washington, D.C. (Oct. 4-6, 1970); Western Regional Workshop on Conservation and Enhancement of Fish and Wildlife in the Water Resources Program, San Francisco (Dec. 8-10, 1970); and American River and Folsom South Canal evaluation studies. This subseries also includes two files relating to waterfowl hunting regulations and seasons and on joint policy with the U.S. Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife for waterfowl management
 

(6) Forest Service (1959-72)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence relative to joint and cooperative programs and studies; game management proposals and programs; and annual coordination meetings
 

(7) Interior Department (1960-72)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence on project works in the interest of fish wildlife and recreation; Interior Department regulations and revisions; and federal assistance review programs
 

(8) Land Management, Bureau of (1959-72)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence concerning retention of public lands in public ownership; requests for withdrawal of public lands for fish and wildlife purposes; and land exchanges, purchases, and classification
 

(9) National Park Service (1964-71)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence on fish and wildlife management in national parks
 

(10) Outdoor Recreation, Bureau of (1964-66)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence on federal assistance in land acquisition and development of land for recreational purposes and Wild Rivers Study of the Klamath River
 

(11) Public Land Law Review Commission (1965-70)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence and related records concerning creation and organization, meetings, press releases, etc., and on review of public land laws, rules and regulations
 

(12) Reclamation, Bureau of (1959,64-72)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence on water resources development projects and integrated fish and wildlife enhancement planning; Nimbus Hatchery expansion and operations; and proposed agreements, leases and cooperative studies and programs
 

(13) State Department (1966,70-72)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence and records of meetings of the Fishing Industry Advisory Committee on international fishery agreements, extension of territorial waters, and peaceful use of seabeds in international waters. The California F & G reviewed State Department proposals and provided input according to California needs
 

48. U.S. LEGISLATION. 1959,60,65-66,70-72. (F3498:491-498)

Physical Description: 8ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by bill number by year and/or chronologically.
F & G bill analyses on Federal legislation effecting the status of California and fish and wildlife programs; comments and recommended amendments; and statements, position statement, telegrams, letters received, and other documents in support or opposition to a specific measure. The majority of this series relates to 1965-66 legislation.
 

49. U.S. LEGISLATORS. 1960,64,65,72. (F3498:499)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence with California and U.S. Congressmen on pending legislation, in response to inquiries for information, forwarding information for action, and concerning F & G program needs.
 

50. WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF STATE GAME AND FISH COMMISSIONERS. 1959,60,63-66,70-72. (F3498:500-504)

Physical Description: 5ff.

Scope and Content Note

Letters received, copies of letters sent, memoranda, minutes, agendas, reports, programs, press releases and related records concerning annual and committee meetings of the WASGFC. Series includes resolutions submitted to and approved, proceedings of various committees, actions and positions on Federal legislation, and speeches and papers presented.
 

51. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE. 1959,60,64,65. (F3498:505)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior of Advisory Committee on Fish and Wildlife; statements presented before congressional committees; and miscellaneous position papers and correspondence.

Records of the Deputy Director

 

52. FISH AND GAME COMMISSION. 1959-60,68. (F3498:506)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence and memoranda regarding Fish and Game Commission agenda items; recommendations on fish and game regulations, seasons and policies; and program reports submitted for information or upon request.
 

53. LEGISLATION. 1958-68. (F3498:507-514)

Physical Description: 7ff. and 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically and/or by subject.
Letters received, copies of letters sent, memoranda, reports, bill analyses and related records concerning departmental legislative proposals; legislative measures affecting the F & G Department; information on programs and policies provided legislators upon request; statements, testimony and background materials presented before committee hearings, including Assembly Interim Committee on Conservation and Wildlife hearings on proposed Fish and Wildlife Plan (Jan. 24-25, 1966); and reports submitted pursuant to Senate or House Resolutions. Also included within this series is a copy of the management survey by Booz, Allen & Hamilton of recommendations on departmental reorganization, Progress Report of the Senate Fact Finding Committee on Natural Resources (S.R. 135, 1959 Gen. Sess.), and F & G evaluation of Progress report.
 

54. GAME MANAGEMENT BRANCH. 1956,60-61. (F3498:515-523)

Physical Description: 9ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by subject.
 

(1) Game Management (1960)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous memoranda and correspondence with Director and Chief of Game Management Branch concerning cooperative agreements, meetings attended, proposed legislation, policies and procedures, predatory animal control and other game management programs. Also includes minutes of Game Management staff meetings
 

(2) Pheasants (1960)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Selected memoranda exchanged with Regional Managers respecting pheasant plantings, hunting regulations, hunting season reports and habitat improvement programs
 

(3) Regional Correspondence (1960-61)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Selected memoranda exchanged with Regional Managers on game releases, surveys and studies, procedures and policies, game censuses, and programs
 

(4) Reports (1963)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

"A Summarized Report of the Federal Aid in Fish and Wildlife Programs in California," Jan., 1963 (pursuant to ACR No. 8, 1962); projects funded under Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson acts; and "Report of Game Management Activities by Area," July 5, 1963
 

(5) Special Hunts (1956,60-61)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Proposals, hearings, reports on special, either-sex or antlerless deer seasons. Includes resolutions and correspondence from local government agencies, sportsmen's and conservation organizations in support or opposition to
 

55. INLAND FISHERIES BRANCH. 1959-61,65-68. (F3498:524-532)

Physical Description: 9ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by subject.
 

(1) Inland Fisheries (1961,65-68)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Trout planting in San Diego County and in underpriviledged childrens camps; project studies and reports; hatchery operations; stream and lake closures and openings; closing of Warmwater hatchery, Imperial County; and proposals to declare streams as public highways and related fishing access problems
 

(2) Federal Aid Projects (1959)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Monthly, quarterly and project reports on Dingell-Johnson Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Programs
 

(3) Hatcheries (1960)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Hatchery management and operations; expansion of Kern River Hatchery; proposal to establish Federal Hatchery at Keswick; expansion of Nimbus Hatchery, American River; and study and report on proposed Mad River Salmon Hatchery to replace Cedar Creek Hatchery destroyed in Dec., 1964 flood
 

(4) Lakes (1960,65-68)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Regional Managers on elimination of rough fish from Big Bear Lake; fishing access; proposed 5 year management program for Lake Almanor and experimental stocking of silver salmon; Lake Tahoebasin development and impact on fish resources; and Lake Havasu snag removal program
 

(5) Trout (1960)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Water quality studies of reservoirs in Santa Clara County; trout planting and planting policy; trout hepatoma investigations; and all-year trout season study
 

56. MARINE RESOURCES BRANCH. 1959-68. (F3498:533-547)

Physical Description: 15ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by subject.
 

(1) Marine Resources (1959-68)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Seismic exploration policy development; studies and reports on commercial fisheries, by species; development of Marine research policy; shark attack interviews; and kelp industry economic study
 

(2) Anchovies (1966-67)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Anchovy tagging and fishery monitoring project; experimental anchovy reduction fishery; and proposed changes in 1966-67 Anchovy regulations
 

(3) National Academy of Sciences (1961-63)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Proposed survey to establish research and development needs and responsibilities of pacific coast marine resources
 

(4) Pacific Marine Fisheries Commission (1966)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence regarding PMFC programs
 

(5) Salmon (1958-66)

Physical Description: (5ff).

Scope and Content Note

Spawning, migration, planting programs, salmon kill due to low waterflows, and salmon marking project; 1st and 2nd Governor's Salmon Conferences (Juneau, Feb., 1961; Seattle, Jan., 1963); agendas and minutes of Salmon Unlimited; and construction of fish screens and ladders to aid salmon migration
 

(6) Sea Lions (1960)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Opposition of F & G Dept. to SB 444 removing sea lions from list of protected California mammals
 

(7) Shellfish (1960, 63, 65-68)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Allotments; regulation of seasons; research studies; banning of vehicular access to Pismo Beach; commercial planting of shellfish; and proposed establishment of shellfish lab in Monterey County for artificially propagating abalone
 

57. WATER PROJECTS BRANCH. 1960, 62-68. (F3498:548-565)

Physical Description: 18ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically thereunder.
Correspondence received and sent, memoranda, reports, studies and related records with respect to department policies and procedures and review and comment on water project planning and development to include preservation and enhancement of fish, wildlife and recreation resources. Individual subject files are included on: Auburn/Folsom South Canal (1963-66); Bureau of Reclamation (1966); California Aqueduct (1965-66); Colorado River Channelization Program (1963-66); Corps of Engineers, with special emphasis on flood control projects (1966); Consumnes River (1965); Dams and salmon spawning facilities (1960); Davis-Grunsky Projects (1966); Delta Projects (1966-68); North Coast Water Development Planning (1965-66); Oroville Reservoir (1962-66); Rivers (1960); San Francisco Bay, including F & G position statements on proposals for bay use and development by filling (1965-66); San Joaquin Master Drain alignment (1965-67); and Water Resources Department (1966, 68).
 

58. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT BRANCH. 1964-68. (F3498:566-573)

Physical Description: 8ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically thereunder.
Subject content similar to series entry 57 except that correspondence is primarily with the Chief of the Wildlife Management Branch. Subject files in this series include Bay Farm Island (S.F. Bay) and San Leandro Bay filling and development proposals (1964-66); Bolinas Lagoon (1965-66); Delta Master Recreation Plan studies and implementation (1966); Land Use-acquisition, exchanges and identification of survey and state lands of potential value to Fish and Game programs (1966); Morro Bay area plan (1966); Pesticides, policy on use and samples of requests for use of for plant control (1966); and Sespe Creek Project and effect on proposed Condor preserve (1965-66).
 

59. WILDLIFE PROTECTION BRANCH. 1958, 61, 66. (F3498:574-575)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda concerning policies and procedures for Reserve Warden Program, wildlife depredation control, game and waterfowl refuge operations, and report on "California Waterfowl Feeding Regulations, 1955-57."
 

60. BRANCH REPORTS. 1959-61. (F3498:576-581)

Physical Description: 6ff.

Scope and Content Note

Monthly reports of Branch Chiefs detailing highlights of activities.
 

61. REGIONAL REPORTS. 1956-57, 59-62. (F3498:582-614)

Physical Description: 33ff.

Scope and Content Note

Monthly reports of region activity highlights, each branch within the Region reporting separately, and also highlights of Marine Resources Operations (Terminal Island). Each Manager also summarizes his activities. Also includes 1 file of miscellaneous regional correspondence and meeting minutes (1956).
 

62. MARINE RESOURCES OPERATIONS, TERMINAL ISLAND. 1959-63. (F3498:615-617)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by subject and chronologically thereunder.
Scientific research cruise schedules and reports (1959-63); miscellaneous fish landing reports (1962-63); and miscellaneous proposals and reports on research grants submitted to the National Science Foundation (1961-63).
 

63. SUBJECT FILES. 1960-68. (F3498:618-640)

Physical Description: 23ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by subseries and chronologically thereunder.
Letters received, copies of letters sent, memoranda, reports, studies, analyses, minutes and other records on such subjects as:
 

(1) Colorado River (1961, 63)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Meetings and activities of the Colorado River Wildlife Management Committee and the Colorado River Land Use Planning Committee, organization of Colorado River Wildlife Council; land use; and proposed introduction of new game fish varieties
 

(2) Committees, Misc. (1962-63, 65-68)

Physical Description: (4ff).

Scope and Content Note

Minutes, reports and recommendations and analyses thereto of a number of committees to which the Deputy Director belonged or received for informational purposes. Examples include Steering Committee for Preservation of Wetlands in the San Joaquin Valley, Marine Resources Committee, and Director's Committee on Departmental Organization and Operations
 

(3) Kill Reports, Wildlife (1966)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Samples of Form FG-406, initial report of fish and wildlife loss due to pesticides, pollution, disease, or other factors
 

(4) Meetings (1961, 63, 66-68)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Samples of minutes, reports and summaries of meetings attended by the Deputy Director
 

(5) Newsletters (1960-61)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Issued monthly and including progress summaries by Branch
 

(6) Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Task Force (1967)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Planning and recommendations for recreation, fish and wildlife enhancement at state water projects
 

(7) Resources Agency (1962, 66, 67-68)

Physical Description: (4ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous communications relative to agency administration and policy matters; Delta Recreation Planning Committee; Resources Agency Committee on Ocean Resources minutes and report on coordination of beach erosion control activities
 

(8) Speeches (1971, 72)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Deputy Directors speeches and talks
 

(9) U.S. Agencies, Secretary of State (1965-67)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Information files on legislation establishing 12 mile fisheries jurisdiction off U.S. coast; foreign fishing activity, principally Russian, off California coast and resulting attempts by Governor's Office to protect U.S. commercial fisheries
 

(10) U.S. Legislation (1960, 61, 67)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, analyses and position statements on U.S. legislation, including creation of Pt. Reyes National Seashore Recreation Area (S. 476); Tule-Klamath Lake Wildlife Refuge (S. 1988); Wilderness Act (S. 174); and H.R. 25, 1967, preservation of estuaries and coastal marshlands

Records of the Administrative Officer

 

64. FISH AND GAME BRANCH RECORDS. 1960-71. (F3498:641-649)

Physical Description: 9ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by branch and chronologically thereunder.
 

(1) Accounting (1961-64, 71)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Monthly and comparative activity reports of accounting and administrative services performed; and miscellaneous program cost summaries
 

(2) Delta Study Group (1961-64)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Selected reports on organization, budget requirements, objectives, and general planning efforts with respect to Delta fish and wildlife protection study
 

(3) Fish and Game Commission (1962-64, 70)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous fiscal reports on program revenues and reports of license sales by counties
 

(4) Game Management (1961-64)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Selected memoranda and reports on programs and operations, including pheasant purchases, distribution and program costs; Branch organizational changes; and procedures for acquisition of government lands
 

(5) Inland Fisheries (1961-64)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Selected memoranda and reports on programs and operations, including proposed fish hatchery inspection program; reorganization of Region 5 Fisheries Management; Regional fish planting operation costs; minutes of annual fish production and allotment meeting; and proposed expansion of trout hatchery program
 

(6) Licenses (1960-64, 69-71)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Monthly reports of license sales and revenues
 

(7) Marine Resources (1962-63,71)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Selected memoranda and reports on programs and operations, including outline of radioactivity monitoring and surveillance programs; and specifications on research vessel N.B. Scofield
 

(8) Water Projects (1961-64)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Proposed Bioassay Laboratory to prevent and eliminate improper waste discharge practices; California comments on Pacific Southwest Water Plan, and summary of water rights at hatchery installations
 

(9) Resources Agency (1961-64,69-71)

Physical Description: (1ff)

Scope and Content Note

Selected memoranda and reports relative to Dept. of F & G operations, programs, policies and procedures within the framework of the Resources Agency, including membership on Resources committees.
Interesting F & G memo dated July 17, 1970 on Problems with Control Agencies "... the greatest problem with control agencies is that they are more concerned...about their procedures and policies being adhered to rather than solving the problem that presently exists."
 

65. ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION. 1905-71. (F3498:650-726)

Physical Description: 77ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by section, program or subject and chronologically thereunder.
 

(1) Accounting (1956-61)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Samples of fish packers, fish dealers, shellfish allotment, and kelp harvesters monthly tax reports
 

(2) Aircraft Services (1961-64)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Samples of aircraft use and scheduling reports; weekly air patrol reports; and samples of requests for aircraft services
 

(3) Budget (1954-56, 60-64,69-70)

Physical Description: (4ff).

Scope and Content Note

Selected memoranda and reports relating to budget preparation; justification, projected revenues, budget allotment status, capital outlay and other records relating to the budget process and operations. Records were selected to provide background information on program proposals and planning as they relate to the budget process
 

(4) Contracts and Agreements (1911,32,42,46-62)

Physical Description: (12ff).

Scope and Content Note

Samples of: cooperative agreements between F & G and U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Interior and Western Oil and Gas Assoc. re. effect of drilling on Marine life; samples of leases, and lists of lease holdings (1911,32,55); pheasant cooperative agreements establishing cooperative hunting areas; and samples of service agreements, including interagency agreements, for construction of facilities, research, and miscellaneous services. Services for construction of facilities generally include contract and specifications and blueprints of proposed facility
 

(5) Installations (1905-61)

Scope and Content Note

Hatchery, game farm and refuge, and waterfowl nefuge project proposals. Initial site selection and purchase and allotment of funds for installation development is authorized by the Wildlife Conservation Board. The Department of Fish and Game has considerable input into WCB recommendations and this series constitutes the master file on project development, including initial surveys, studies, and recommendations, site purchase, development of facility designs, letting of bids and contracts and amendments thereto, water right applications, cooperative and other agreements involving joint development with other State or Federal agencies, and improvements, expansion, and additions to installations. Some of the installations predate the formation of the Department of Fish and Game but are maintained together to insure the integrity of individual installation development. Many files include operational records, including period activity reports, weekly activity reports, semi-annual hatchery reports of fish reared and planted, etc. Arranged alphabetically by installation name.
 

(a) American River Hatchery (1949-61)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Salmon/steelhead hatchery jointly developed by F & G and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with proposed future development of trout hatchery facilities
 

(b) Brookdale Hatchery, Santa Cruz County (1905-53)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Largely concerned with operational reports and land lease agreements. Hatchery was closed in mid-1953 because facilities were out of date
 

(c) Cedar Creek Hatchery, Mendocino County (1945-61)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Experimental hatchery for raising salmon and steelhead
 

(d) Central Valleys Hatchery, Elk Grove (1939-57)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Consists entirely of operational and experimental work reports. Facility involved in rescue, rearing and planting of warmwater fish varieties
 

(e) Crystal Lake Hatchery, Shasta County (1939-61)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

For rearing and planting of fingerlings received from Mt. Shasta. Includes correspondence and reports relative to feeding experiments, disease control programs, and hatchery operations
 

(f) Darrah Springs Hatchery, Shasta County (1950-61)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Includes planting and egg take reports and typescript history of hatchery development and early history of the site, including photographs of area pioneers Simon H. and Arzilla Darrah
 

(g) Fillmore Hatchery, Ventura County (1940-61)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Same as e.
 

(h) Fish Springs Hatchery, Inyo County (1948-61)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Same as e.
 

(i) Gray Lodge Waterfowl Refuge, Butte County (1946-61)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and memos on refuge development; land leases; service agreements; geophysical exploration on refuge property; and miscellaneous activity reports on refuge use
 

(j) Grizzly Island Waterfowl Management Area, Solano County (1950-61)

Physical Description: (4ff).

Scope and Content Note

Land acquisition (originally known as Delta WF Management Area); development of facilities; use of revenues from oil and gas leases; and proposals and final construction of Montezuma Slough Bridge to provide access to Grizzly Island
 

(k) Hot Creek Fish Hatchery, Mono County (1929-62)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

General construction, development, and rehabilitation; property lease negotiations with Los Angeles County; experimental testing to grow large fish for planting; and production and stocking reports
 

(l) Los Banos Waterfowl Management Area, Merced County (1946-51,56)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

General development
 

(m) Mount Shasta Hatchery, Siskiyou County (1926-63)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Same as (e). Also includes fish planting reports and miscellaneous correspondence on experimental feeding programs to raise larger fish for planting
 

(n) Mt. Whitney Hatchery, Inyo County (1924-63)

Physical Description: (5ff).

Scope and Content Note

Same as (e). Also includes water supply litigation and 2 files on Black Rock Springs Hatchery development and operations, 1941-66
 

(o) Yuba River Hatchery, Sierra County (1928-51)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Principally lease agreements and renewals, easements, etc. on land use for hatchery site
 

(p) Installations, General (1940-61,68-69)

Physical Description: (5ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence, memoranda and reports on fish hatchery operations, site selections and closures; game farm and waterfowl management area operations; proposed Northern California marine fisheries laboratory; and stream clearance programs
 

(6) Legislation (1960-64,70-71)

Physical Description: (5ff).

Scope and Content Note

Proposed departmental legislation; bill analyses; legislative correspondence, newsletters and summary reports. Includes one file on Federal legislation
 

(7) Licenses (1951-59)

Physical Description: (4ff).

Scope and Content Note

Samples of hunting and fishing licenses and special use forms; game tags; agents reports of licenses delivered and unsold licenses returned; dept. summary reports of licenses sold and returned; and samples of applications for game breeder's licenses
 

(8) Meetings (1960-64,70-71)

Physical Description: (3ff).

Scope and Content Note

Agendas, minutes, meeting background data, and miscellaneous correspondence and reports on meetings attended by Administrative Officer. Includes Headquarters and staff meetings, Boat Standardization meetings and separate files on Resources Agency Communications Committee relative to consolidated use of communications systems by departments in the Resources Agency; and Resources Building Committee on needs and facilities of agencies occupying Resources Building
 

(9) Policy and Procedures (1961-64)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda to staff on office and general office operational matters
 

(10) Projects (1961-64)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous memos and reports on status of Federal Aid projects; Dingell-Johnson and Pittman-Robertson allocations
 

(11) Regional Correspondence (1961-64,70,71)

Physical Description: (5ff).

Scope and Content Note

Selected correspondence and memos with Regional Managers on operations of programs, policies and procedures
 

(12) Reports, Miscellaneous (1961-64,69,70)

Physical Description: (2ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous reports as submitted on request to the legislature; fiscal officer monthly and consolidated comparative reports of activities; activity and program reports; and miscellaneous revenue reports
 

(13) Training and Safety (1960-64)

Physical Description: (1ff).

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous minutes, reports and programs of Dept. Safety Committee

Records of the Conservation Education Program

 

66. ADMINISTRATION. 1954,71-72. (F3498:727-729)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and miscellaneous correspondence exchanged with the Director and Deputy Director, relative to program and interval office operations, procedures, policies, legislation, and establishing a natural resource library. Also includes general information routinely sent to all administrators; agendas (1971-72) of Principal Officer's meetings; and miscellaneous correspondence with Conservation Education programs in the departments of Education and Natural Resources.
 

67. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CONSERVATION INFORMATION. 1954,71,72. (F3498:730-731)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence with officers and members, attendance and/or participation at annual meetings, and submission of F & G conservation information, education, or public relations entries for AACI awards program.
 

68. AWARDS. 1968-73. (F3498:732)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and supportive documentation on the nomination of F & G employees for recognition in the field of conservation of natural resources. A number of awards were made to Californians by the American Motors Corporation annual Conservation Awards program.
 

69. CONSERVATION EDUCATION, GENERAL. 1953-54. (F3498:733)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Budget memoranda and supportive data selected to reflect increased emphasis on conservation education programs, particularly in area of publications programs.
 

70. FILMS, SLIDES, TV. 1954,71-72. (F3498:734-736)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Selected correspondence and memoranda on requests for films, photos, slides and graphic materials for exhibit and educational usage; purchase and/or development of films and other visual programs and re-editing of older films to update contents; development of TV scripts; and proposed cooperative film library.
 

71. FISH AND GAME COMMISSION. 1954,71,72. (F3498:737-738)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous selected correspondence with commissioners. Most of this series consists of summaries of F & G Commission meetings for distribution to the press and development of an index to Commission policies as abstracted from the official minutes.
 

72. HUNTER SAFETY. 1954. (F3498:739)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence and memoranda regarding establishment of a hunting safety training program in cooperation with sportsmen's groups, veterans' organizations, and rifle clubs, in providing training to those under 16 years of age.
 

73. LEGISLATURE. 1954,71. (F3498:740)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence and memoranda exchanged with legislators on pending and proposed legislation.
 

74. NEWSLETTERS. 1954,71-72. (F3498:741)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Departmental Newsletters, issued monthly: #'s 49-58 (March-Dec., 1954) and 233-249 (Aug., 1971 - Dec., 1972).
 

75. NEWS RELEASES. 1954,71-72. (F3498:742-752)

Physical Description: 11ff.

Scope and Content Note

Headquarters and Regional releases. Releases for 1971 and 1972 indexed and include weekly departmental releases (Vols. 19 and 20) in addition to special and regional releases.
 

76. "OUTDOOR CALIFORNIA" (BULLETIN). 1951-55. (F3498:753a-d)

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Weekly and monthly bulletins of fish and game conservation problems and departmental activities. Bulletin became a monthly publication in Oct., 1953. Memo dated Aug. 17, 1953 describes distribution of revamped publication. This series includes Vol. 12, No. 43 - Vol. 13, No. 51 (1951-52); Vol. 1, Nos. 42-44 (Oct.-Dec., 1953), and Vol. 15 - Vol. 16, No. 1 (1954-Jan., 1955).
 

77. PERSONNEL. 1954,70,71,72. (F3498:754-755)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous memos on new positions, staff meeting minutes, staff assignments and work schedules, program reports, and "Organizational Study of Public Information Functions," May 11, 1972.
 

78. PLANNING. 1959,71-72. (F3498:756)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous memos and reports on conservation education goals and objectives, and program narratives.
 

79. PUBLIC RELATIONS. 1954,71-72. (F3498:757-759)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memos and other records on public relations matters dealing with the press, speaking engagements, responding to requests for information, and favorable letters on dept. activities and programs; and on such subjects as censuring of F & G Commission by Madera Co. Bd. of Supervisors for either sex deer season in San Joaquin Valley; F & G response to antihunting sentiment; impact of license fee increases; and Condor Commemorative Stamp.
 

80. PUBLICATIONS. 1953-54,70-72. (F3498:760-761)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda and reports of dept. publications policies, distribution of, sales, and 1971 legislative investigation of F & G publications program.
 

81. REGIONAL CORRESPONDENCE. 1954,71-72. (F3498:762-765)

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by region and chronologically thereunder.
Memoranda to regional managers and CE Supervisors on CE programs, policies, publicity materials for use and distribution, and hunter safety training program. Also includes copies of Administrative memos from Director and Deputy Director referred to CE Supervisors for information purposes.
 

82. REPORTS. 1954,70-72. (F3498:766-768)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Monthly and annual activity reports of Branches, Regions, and programs as supplied to CE for publicity and informational purposes.
 

83. RESOURCES AGENCY. 1961-72. (F3498:769-770)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Agency directives, orders and policy memoranda referred to CE for informational purposes.
 

84. SPEECHES. 1962-67,72. (F3498:771)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Speeches and statements by Robert D. Calkins, Conservation Officer.
 

85. SPORTSMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS, SPORTSWRITERS. 1954,71,72. (F3498:772-775)

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Selected correspondence with sportsmen's organizations and sportswriters on local programs and recommendations and resolutions submitted for F & G consideration. Series also includes minutes and other information of such organizations as Organized Sportsmen of California, California and National Wildlife Federations, Southern Council of Conservation Clubs, Sacramento-Sierra Sportsmen's Council, National Audobon Society, Outdoor Writers Association, Sportsmen's Council of Central California, Associated Sportsmen of California and miscellaneous correspondence with sportswriters on coverage of F & G activities.

Game Management Branch Records

 

86. PITTMAN-ROBERTSON PROJECTS. 1943-61. (F3498:776-790)

Physical Description: 15ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by project or investigation and chronologically thereunder.
Preliminary project statements, amendments, quarterly and annual progress reports, photographs, and miscellaneous correspondence on the development of Gray Lodge Wildlife and Madeline Waterfowl Management Areas and investigations on: The Life History and Management of the Ringnecked Pheasant in California; Food Habits Investigations; A Study of Production, Migration and Wintering Areas of Waterfowl in California; Evaluation of Quail Development and Management Practices in California; A Study of Disease of Wildlife Species in California; California Big Game Studies; and Effects of Brush Removal on Game Ranges in California.
 

87. FIELD ACTIVITY REPORTS. 1952. (F3498:791-794)

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by refuge and chronologically thereunder.
Samples of Warden's weekly and daily activity reports for deer winter ranges at Doyle, Interstate (Alturas), and Tehama, Tupman Elk Refuge and Waterfowl Management Areas at Gray Lodge, Grizzly Island, Honey Lake, Imperial, Los Banos, Madeline and Suisun.

Records of the Inland Fisheries Branch

 

88. FISH TRANSACTION REPORTS. 1954-57, 61-62. (F3498:795-816)

Physical Description: 22ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by hatchery and chronologically thereunder.
Monthly and semi-annual hatchery reports of eggs and fish received, fish planted and transferred, and monthly reports of fish food received and used. Planting data reported both by weight and numbers and generally include attachments showing dates, location, and sizes planted by species. Some hatchery reports also include broodstock and anadromous fish plantings. Hatchery reports in this series include Cedar Creek, Central Valleys, Crystal Lake, Darrah Springs, Fillmore, Fish Springs, Hot Creek, Kern River, Moccasin Creek, Mojave River, Moorehouse Springs, Mt. Shasta, Mt. Whitney, Nimbus, San Joaquin, Sequoia and Trinity.
 

89. FIELD ACTIVITY REPORTS. 1953-58. (F3498:817-822)

Physical Description: 6ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by name of Warden and chronologically thereunder.
Personnel daily activity reports. Samples selected were for individuals assigned to various Dingell-Johnson Projects.
 

90. SURVEYS. 1956. (F3498:823-825)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by type of survey.
Samples of questionnaires returned in "Economic Survey of California Fishermen" relating to days fished in fresh and salt water and expenses during 1955 fishing season and "Angling Survey" of fish taken during 1955 fishing season.

Records of the Marine Fisheries Branch

 

91. ABALONE. 1954. (F3498:826)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Samples of application and permits to take abalone for commercial purposes.
 

92. AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY. 1952-53. (F3498:827)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence of Richard S. Croker, Chief of Marine Fisheries on AFS meetings and activities. Croker served on the Membership Committee in 1952-53.
 

93. ANGLING REGULATIONS. 1951-53. (F3498:828)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda and recommendations on proposed changes in regulations for the 1952 and 53 fishing seasons. Correspondents include the Director, sportsmen's organizations and Branch personnel.
 

94. CALIFORNIA WATER PLAN. 1951-53. (F3498:829)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous memoranda and proposals on water quality and requirements for enhancement of fish and game programs. Much of this series was sent to R.S. Croker for informational purposes.
 

95. CONFERENCE ON U.S. - ECUADORAN FISHERY RELATIONS. 1953. (F3498:830)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Proceedings and miscellaneous correspondence concerning.
 

96. DINGELL-JOHNSON REPORTS. 1952-55. (F3498:831-832)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Monthly reports of Federal Aid in Fish Restoration projects in California. Each report provides a summary of activities relating to individual project studies whether handled by Marine Fisheries or Inland Fisheries branches.
 

97. EXPLOSIVES ANCHORAGE, S.F. BAY. 1952-53. (F3498:833)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence and Department position statements on U.S. Corps of Engineers proposed relocation of explosive anchorages within San Francisco Bay.
 

98. MARINE RESEARCH COMMITTEE. 1949-60. (F3498:834-838)

Physical Description: 5ff.

Scope and Content Note

Cruise reports of California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations. The investigations were joint studies by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and the Department of Fish and Game.
 

99. N.B. SCOFIELD. 1951-53. (F3498:839)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Daily logs of the research vessel N.B. Scofield.
 

100. OYSTERS. 1950-53. (F3498:840)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence and memos of R.S. Croker on oyster policy and regulations, legislation affecting, effect of dredging on oyster beds, and allotments.
 

101. PUBLICATIONS. 1953-54. (F3498:841)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous memoranda on editorial policies and procedures for F & G publications.
 

102. SARDINES. 1949-57. (F3498:842-843)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes and miscellaneous correspondence on appointments to the Sardine and Mackeral Industry Advisory Committee. The Committee was appointed in the fall of 1951 to propose remedial legislation and to discuss matters relating to the decline of the sardine industry as a whole. The committee recommended that regulation of the sardine industry be delegated to the Marine Research Committee. Out of these recommendations came the expanded Cooperative Sardine Research and California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigation programs. Reports of these two programs are included in this series as are monthly reports of sardine deliveries and production.
 

103. SHRIMP. 1952-54. (F3498:844)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous memoranda relating to the shrimp industry, including applications and permits for commercial taking and regulations.
 

104. STAFF CONFERENCES. 1951-53. (F3498:845)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous minutes and memos of Marine Fisheries Biologist meetings.
 

105. TUNA. 1949-55. (F3498:846-850)

Physical Description: 5ff.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memos, reports, statistics, background data and testimony before U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearings on H.R. 5693, imposing a tariff on frozen tuna and hearings before U.S. Tariff Commission to obtain a rectification of the tariff treatment of canned tuna in brine. Both hearings were aimed at imports of Japanese tuna and in an attempt to break the tuna industry out of an economic depression. Also included in this series are monthly and annual reports of tuna landings and packing (canning).
 

106. TYEE CLUB. 1945,49,52-53. (F3498:851)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence on the development of Tyee Club scholarship program for graduate work in Pacific salmon conservation and propagation.

Records of the Wildlife Protection Branch

 

107. CHIEF'S CORRESPONDENCE. 1966. (F3498:852-854)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by correspondent and chronologically thereunder.
Personal correspondence relative to appearances, speaking engagements, preparation of Branch annual report, and miscellaneous exchanges with the Director's and Deputy Director's offices re on policies, procedures, and operations.
 

108. COMPLAINTS. 1966. (F3498:855)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Samples of complaints received, resulting investigations, and department follow-up actions. Complaints cover such subject areas as improper citations and actions by Game Wardens, pollution, depredation by deer and other wild animals.
 

109. LOGGING PRACTICES. 1966. (F3498:856)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and minutes of the Logging Problems Task Force and District Forest Practice Committees concerning proposed changes in the Forest Practices Act caused by logging damage to streams.
 

110. PERMITS. 1953,54,55,61,62,66. (F3498:857-858)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Samples of requests for and permits issued to import falcons and ferrets, to transport live fish into California for scientific collecting, capture of sea lions, and for taking wildlife in conjunction with survival training.
 

111. CASE REPORTS. 1963. (F3498:859)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Samples of citations issued by Fish and Game Wardens for various offenses under the F & G Code, ie. fishing without a license, loaded gun in auto, taking undersized fish, fishing without a commercial license, etc.

Records of the Wildlife Conservation Board

 

112. MINUTES. 1947-67. (F3498:860-867)

Physical Description: 8ff.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes and agendas, not complete for all years. Includes report of completed projects, 1947-63.
 

113. PROJECTS, GENERAL. 1945-53. (F3498:868-878)

Physical Description: 11ff.

Scope and Content Note

Letters received, copies of letters sent, memoranda, feasibility studies, reports on proposed county and statewide projects, and survey reports as initially submitted by C.R. Knight, Jr. to the Senate Committee on Fish and Game (1945-47) and later to the WCB (1947-48). Series includes: miscellaneous correspondence with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding waterfowl management policy; warm water fishing surveys and proposed projects; and waterfowl management planning including hearings on the purchase of land for waterfowl management areas. Lands purchased later became key elements in Los Banos, Gray Lodge, Grizzly Island and other Waterfowl Management Areas. Also included are composite lists of projects submitted to the WCB and summaries of projects under development and their status.
 

114. PROJECTS, CANCELLED OR WITHDRAWN. 1948-63. (F3498:879-886)

Physical Description: 8ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by name of project and chronologically thereunder.
Samples of proposed projects which were cancelled or withdrawn because they were not found feasible, not approved by the WCB, too small, cost of maintenance and operation too high, or water too questionable. Project proposals include correspondence, proposals, feasibility and cost studies, maps, and photographs. Projects identified by name and assigned WCB Project # in ().
Adamson Ranch warm water fish and waterfowl development (withdrawn); Angeles National Forest stream improvement (WCB No. 90); Annapolis Game Refuge (WCB No. 509); Aquatic Lake W.M.A. (WCB No. 508) Atascadero Lake improvements (withdrawn); Big Lagoon and Stone Lagoon Public Recreation Areas (WCB No. 1005); Big Meadows Creek Dam (WCB No. 102); Biscar Reservoir Level Maintenance (WCB No. 92); Blythe-Palo Verde Game Management Area; Central Marine Fisheries Operational Base (WCB No. 1010); Central Valleys Hatchery expansion (WCB No. 28); Conservation Education In-Service Training Camp (WCB No. 1002); Deadman Creek Dam (WCB No. 106); Dennett Dam rebuilding; Dry Creek, San Bernardino Co.; Eagle Lake Tunnel Project; Helicopter for use in marine patrol work; Interstate Deer Herd Winter Range (WCB No. 513); Klamath Nat'l Forest stream flow and maintenance (WCB No. 48); Lake Tahoe Hatchery and rearing ponds (WCB No. 70); Lassen National Forest W.M.A. (WCB No. 512); Manzanar Game Farm (WCB No. 538); Mill Creek Fish Hatchery (WCB No. 8); Modoc Co. W.M.A. #2 (WCB No. 525); Monterey Co. Rearing Ponds (WCB No. 71); Monterey Co. W.M.A. (WCB No. 539); Morro Bay W.M.A. (WCB No. 543); Oso Flaco Lake public fishing access (WCB No. 55); Owens Valley Bass Ponds (WCB No. 69); Pit River Valley W.M.A. (WCB No. 559); Plumas National Forest stream improvement (WCB No. 50); Radio system modification; Running Springs Dam (WCB No. 104); San Joaquin Valley warm water fish survey; San Jacinto Lake W.M.A. (WCB No. 560); San Lorenzo River flow maintenance dams (WCB No. 5); San Luis Obispo Co. Coastal Angling Areas (WCB No. 54); and Sulphur Creek Rough Fish Barrier (WCB No. 79).
 

115. LOWER COLORADO RIVER. 1945-57. (F3498:887-897)

Physical Description: 11ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by subject and chronologically thereunder.
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, studies, reports, maps, charts, photographs and related records concerning recreation and wildlife conservation planning in the Lower Colorado River Basin. Planning was complex because the area in question involved the states of Arizona and Nevada and lands controlled by U.S. agencies. A large part of this series relates to coordinated attempts among the affected agencies to resolve jurisdictional disputes and at the same time to guarantee access to and development of recreation and fish and game resources. Of specific significance were the meetings and work of the Colorado River-Great Basin Field Committee and the Lower Colorado River Land-Use Committee operating under the former. One outcome was the formation of the California Colorado River Boundry Commission ( Stats. 1953, ch. 1693) to resolve with Arizona the location of the boundry between the two states.
 

116. COLORADO RIVER PROJECT FILES. 1949-1968. F3498:898-917.

Physical Description: 20 file folders.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by category in the following file sequence: committee, channelization, development/withdrawal, Boundary Commission, and access files; and miscellaneous maps.
Records of the Wildlife Conservation Board pertaining to access and development of lands along the Colorado River. The records cover a wide range of issues, including channelization, squatters' claims, the California-Arizona boundary settlement, land development and withdrawal, title disputes, and access proposals and projects in three California counties adjacent to the river. The files usually contain correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, resolutions, reports, proposals, maps, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Of interest will be the records of the Colorado River Land Use Advisory Committee (1959-1965) and the Resources Agency Committe on the Utilization of Resources of the Lower Colorado River (1951-1968). The former participated in the formulation of the Lower Colorado River Land Use Plan, while the latter worked to oppose extensive channelization by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in the Cibola Valley and Palo Verde divisions. Also included is information regarding access proposals and projects in San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial counties.
 

117. MISCELLANEOUS COMMITTEE AND PROGRAM FILES. 1960-1966. F3498:918-925.

Physical Description: 8 file folders.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by committee and chronologically thereunder, and then alphabetically by program and chronologically thereunder.
Miscellaneous interdepartmental committee files with which the W.C.B. was involved. The files contain the papers of eight separate committees, the most important being the Public Land Access Committe and the Westside Freeway Aqueduct Recreation Development Committee. The two program files contain the records of the Accelerated Public Works Program and the Trinity River Land Exchange issue. The files contain correspondence, memoranda, proposals, reports, minutes of meetings, agenda, and maps. The Accelerated Public Works Program (Public Works Acceleration Act, P.L. 87-658) authorized in 1962 resulted in the completion of several fish and wildlife projects in various counties. The Trinity River Land Exchange case involved a dispute between the State Lands Commission and the Dept. of Fish and Game over a tract of land in Trinity County which was to be reverted from public to private ownership.