Carion New Chief of California DFG Law Enforcement

Michael P. Carion has been named chief of the Law Enforcement Division at the California Department of Fish and Game.

Carion, a lifelong hunter and angler, has been a DFG warden for more than 30 years. He also teaches waterfowl enforcement techniques and waterfowl identification to cadets at DFG’s academy.

“Throughout my career, I have made every effort to include hunting, fishing and environmental stakeholders in the decision-making process,” he said. “I have found we get much better results by working together.”

Carion graduated in 1980 from Humboldt State University with a degree in wildlife management. He was a seasonal aid on the Klamath River before being hired full-time by DFG in 1981 as a fish and wildlife assistant at the Imperial Wildlife Area.

Carion most recently was Assistant Chief in the 23-county northern region of California. He assumed duties as chief last week.

Carion lives in Anderson with his wife Nicole, a DFG environmental scientist who supervises the statewide restricted species and wildlife rehabilitation program.