The mission of the Department of Fish and Wildlife is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.
This includes habitat protection and maintenance in a sufficient amount and quality to ensure the survival of all species and natural communities. The Department is also responsible for the diversified use of fish and wildlife including recreational, commercial, scientific, and educational uses.
Since department programs drive the need for infrastructure investment, the Department has a related capital outlay program to support this need. For the specifics on the Department of Fish and Wildlife's Capital Outlay Program, see "Infrastructure Overview."