Through a Principal fund CalWOF accomplishes its mission by providing grants in three specific areas:
1. Financial Assistance: Grants may be used to augment health benefits and provide aid to families of Wildlife Officers who are injured or fall in the line of duty. (Since the inception of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1871, fifteen Wildlife Officers have lost their lives while protecting our state's natural resources.)
2. Scholarships: Wildlife Officers and their family members may apply for financial assistance toward college (undergraduate and graduate) degrees and other continuing education programs. Learn more about our scholarship program.
3. Training and Safety Support: Foundation funds may assist Wildlife Officers in conducting studies and obtaining equipment or other resources (not available in their annual budget with the state) necessary for protecting wildlife and the environment.
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Each year, CalWOF is proud to support the Wildlife Officers effort to run faster than a field of International Law Enforcement teams.
Each day, the K-9s assist Wildlife Officers in Detection, Apprehension and Protection as they go about their daily duties. Learn More...