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The Washington State Department of Natural Resources will transfer 1,360 acres of Douglas County rangeland to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife as part of a grant-funded transaction approved by the Board of Natural Resources on Tuesday morning.
SPOKANE – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Aquatic invasive species (AIS) unit in 2020 detected more boats than ever fouled with non-native organisms.
WDFW invites the public to comment on a new proposed rule to oversee dog training associated with cougar incidents.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s strategic plan, three land transactions, and a target shooting rule update during its Oct. 23-24 meeting.
Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday directed the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to draft new rules governing the department’s lethal removal of wolves involved in conflicts with livestock.
The Fish and Wildlife Commission on Friday approved $17 million in budget requests for needed enhancements to manage fish and wildlife in Washington state. Commissioners also provided a list of potential service cuts.
On Tuesday, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife director Kelly Susewind reauthorized WDFW staff to lethally remove wolves from the Wedge pack territory in response to what the department has determined to be repeated depredations of cattle on grazing lands in Stevens County. The Department believes there are currently two adult wolves in the pack.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife lethally removed an adult, nonbreeding female member of the Wedge wolf pack in Northeast Washington on Monday, reducing the pack to two known remaining members.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife director Kelly Susewind on Thursday, July 23, authorized WDFW staff to lethally remove a wolf from the Wedge pack territory in response to what it called “repeated depredations of cattle on grazing lands” in Stevens County.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will restrict campfires and other activities on department-managed lands in Eastern Washington beginning July 1 to help reduce the risk of fire on state wildlife areas and water access areas.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday plans for agency-wide furloughs .
On June 19, WDFW staff conducted investigations of four injured calves in a private pasture in Stevens County. These incidents occurred within the Leadpoint pack territory.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on proposed recommendations for hunting contest and hunting restriction rules.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) released a draft strategic plan last week designed to help WDFW invest in connections with communities and partners to improve fish, wildlife and habitat outcomes.
Mineral prospectors can no longer use motorized or gravity siphon equipment to search for gold in rivers and streams that are designated as critical habitat.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife director Kelly Susewind on Friday reauthorized WDFW staff to lethally remove wolves from the Togo pack territory in response to what the department has deemed “repeated depredations of cattle on grazing lands in the Kettle River range” of Ferry County. The reauthorization allows for up to two wolves to be removed through lethal removal permits and WDFW removal efforts.
On Thursday, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police officers referred charges to the Whitman County Prosecutor's office on nine men from the St. John and Colfax area for their roles in the illegal take of at least three elk on Oct. 5, 2019.
Puddles, Washington State’s first mussel detection dog, proved that a canine partner is invaluable in the fight against Aquatic Invasive Species.
Anglers can forget the fishing license June 6-7, but the WDFW is still asking everyone to remember to recreate responsibly for this year’s “Free Fishing Weekend.”
Washington’s annual wolf report, released Monday, was a mixed bag, according to regional conservation groups.