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 also: SW Washington (Region 5) Wildlife Program Weekly Report Archive - 2006-2011


Photo of public meeting. Audience sitting in chairs watching video presentation.
Approximately 75 people attended a public open house hosted by the Army Corps of Engineers and WDFW to learn about and provide comments on the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project (PSNERP)

Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project (PSNERP): Projects Coordinator Brokaw, Skagit Wildlife Area Manager Rotton, and RD Everitt attended a Public Open House on November 5th at Burlington City Hall, along with staff from Olympia and the Army Corps of Engineers. Approximately 75 people attended the event and several took advantage of the opportunity to discuss PSNERP with staff and provided public comments on the project. A public comment period associated with National Environmental Policy Act requirements is currently open and will close on November 24th. More information on this process, the documents under review, and how to comment is available at:

Recent Wildlife Videos
The Critter Gitter
The "Critter Gitter" noise device may prove to be more useful for deer than first thought. The trail video camera captured a deer running away after being spooked by the alarm. The trail video was moved to another location where deer are more prevalent to get a better baseline of the effectiveness of the noise device.

Rubber Boa Eating Mouse

Rubber boas are often notoriously difficult to feed in captivity, but the current temporary captive has readily consumed baby mice now on three occasions and is shaping up to be a good ambassador.

How to Scratch an Itch

WDFW cameras picked up this bear who found a creative way to get rid of an itch.

Logan with Attitude

WDFW and U.S. Forest Service staff captured Logan to replace his collar and assess some previous injuries. Just like the X-Men comic book character, this wolverine healed so well they had trouble finding the wound. He is in great shape. Logan is also every bit as feisty as his legendary father Rocky.