Tehama County Fish and Game Commission


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Established at 2/24/98 Board of Supervisors meeting (see Resolution No. 24-1998) Composed of seven members to be appointed by the Board of Supervisors, with one member representing each of the five supervisorial districts, by nomination from that district's supervisor. The member is not required to reside within the nominating Supervisor's, but must reside within Tehama County. Two members shall be appointed from the County "at large" to ensure full interest and expertise within the diverse areas of management of California's Department of Fish and Game.

Three-year staggered terms. Qualifications: Interest and/or knowledge in Tehama County's diverse fish, wildlife and plant resources and the habitats upon which they depend, the ecological values of these resources and their use and enjoyment by the public; the wisest and best use in the disbursement of Tehama County's fish and wildlife propagation funds to promote and advance fish and wildlife management within the County.

Name Position Date of Original Appt Current Term Expires

Phil Warner       

 Phil warner Chairman     

District 4

representative Chairman    


7/14/2015 4/15/2021

Steve Joiner

 Steve Joiner

District 3


6/28/2016 4/15/2019

Les Wolfe

 Les Wolfe secretary

District 2

representative - Secretary

6/17/2008 4/15/2019

Frank Caltabiano

Frank Caltabiano Commerissioner

District 1 representative   5/1/2018 4/15/2019

Ben Myhre

Ben Myhre Commissioner

District 5


5/15/2012 4/15/2019

Lee Morgan 

Lee Morgan

Public at-large representative 6/20/2017 4/15/2021

Dan Forster

Dan Forster Vice Chairman

Public at-large representative 7/25/2017 4/15/2021



Merrill's Landing Restoration Project


Warden Carlson explains the restoration process at Merrill's Landing


Merrill's Landing Project - Native Plant Recovery

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Merrill's Landing - Federal/State managed to retain river riparian habitat for the benefit of all wildlife species.

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Wildlife viewing draws numerous visitors to Merrill's Landing.  American White Pelicans are occasionally seen.  Feeding mainly on fish and crustaceans, pelicans have the unusual ability to hold more food in their bill pouches than in their stomachs.