WDFW Budget Overview

Current Operating Budget Snapshot

Pie Chart - WDFW 2015-2017 Operating Budget

Pie Chart - Major uses of State General Fund 2015-2017 Biennium

Pie Chart - Major uses of State Wildlife Account - 2015-2017 Biennium

2015-2017 Operating Budget Requests

  • Operating Budget Requests
    These decision packages represent budget adjustments requested by WDFW for the 2015-17 biennium which begins July 1, 2015.
  • 15% State General Fund Reduction Options Required by the Governor's Budget Instructions
    In recognition that revenue growth is expected to fall far short of the cost of maintaining current services and basic education obligations, the Governor's Office of Financial Management (OFM) mandated that state agencies submit budget reduction options equal to 15% of their state general fund appropriations.  These options are not proposed cuts.  They were required to inform the Governor's budget process and do not represent any plan by WDFW to reduce funding to any of its activities.
  • Entire 2015-17 Budget Request
    Entire budget request package as supplied to OFM, composed of the two parts that appear above plus supplemental reports required as part of the budget submittal.

What is the Operating Budget?
The operating budget pays for the day-to-day expenses that support of the Department’s stewardship of fish and wildlife resources in the state of Washington.

Our Role in the Economy
Hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation play a vital role in the state's economy.

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