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:
Goals
  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.

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

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Photo: Steve Pozzanghera with three women in a field celebrating this year's memorial hike.
Steve Pozzanghera reveling this year's check of $4000 to the Brittell family to be deposited in the Dave Brittell Scholarship Fund for students entering the natural resource sciences fields

Dave Brittell Memorial Trail Fundraiser Hike: Manager Haug and the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area hosted the first annual Dave Brittell Memorial Trail Hike on Saturday to raise scholarship funds for local students seeking a degree in the natural resource sciences. The hike (on National Trails Day) was well attended, with approximately 50 hikers traversing the nearly eight-mile trail from Sinlahekin Headquarters to Blue Lake (the trail had to be shortened this year due to washouts and flooding). Region 1 Regional Director Steve Pozzanghera organized and directed the event, which brought together family, friends, and WDFW staff members from around the state. The hike raised $4000 for the scholarship fund – $1300 more than last year. This year's scholarship was not awarded to anyone today. Candidates will continue to be reviewed and a selection will be forthcoming. We look forward to many more successful hikes in memory of Dave and his lasting legacy.

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.