These weekly Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff, arranged by our four goals, five divisions, and six regions including Wildlife Areas within those regions:
  1. Conserve and protect native fish and wildlife.
  2. Provide sustainable fishing, hunting and other wildlife-related recreational and commercial experiences.
  3. Promote a healthy economy, protect community character, maintain an overall high quality of life, and deliver high-quality customer service.
  4. Build an effective and efficient organization by supporting our workforce, improving business processes, and investing in technology.

* Reported activities will not necessarily reflect every goal, division or region each week.

  1. Game
  2. Lands
  3. Science
  4. Wildlife Diversity
  1. Eastern
  2. North-central
  3. South-central
  4. North Puget Sound
  5. Southwest
  6. Coastal





See archive for earlier reports


Photo: Group photo of the entire 7th grade class mugging for the camera. School bus and work truck in background.
Tonasket students planting trees and shrubs near Coulee Creek, and the entire Tonasket seventh grade posing for a photo - Photos by Justin and Parker Haug

Arbor Day Event with the Tonasket Seventh Grade Class: Manager Haug, with the assistance of the Tonasket seventh grade science teacher (and District Educator of the Year). Mrs. Cari Haug, organized an Arbor Day event on the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area near Fish Lake. Also assisting for the day was Okanogan Access Manager Dehart and the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area Maintenance Mechanic Boulger. The day consisted of picking up litter around Fish Lake and adjacent campgrounds, planting riparian trees/shrubs along Coulee Creek, and installing new bird boxes along reconstructed fences. In total, the students picked up nearly 400 pounds of garbage, planted approximately 3000 trees and shrubs, and installed 25 new bluebird nest boxes. The nest boxes were constructed by the Omak and Okanogan High School woodshop classes. Funding for the litter pickup was provided by the Washington Department of Ecology.

Recent Wildlife Videos
Cougar with Kittens
A WDFW remote camera caught this video of a mother cougar with her kittens on a deer kill.

Bear Head Rub
A WDFW remote camera captured this black bear as it attacked a tree in an effort to get a good head rub.


Rolling Wolverine

WDFW remote cameras caught this wolverine rolling in the snow during the winter's multi-carnivore surveys. WDFW biologists continue to test methodologies for surveying multiple carnivore species, particularly wolverine and lynx.

Canada Lynx
A WDFW remote camera captured this Canada lynx in the Goat Mountain area displaying typical cat rubbing behavior.