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 of a large group of Canada geese in a chainlink fenc enclosure with numerous staff and volunteers looking in on them.
Geese and volunteers patiently waiting for banding operations to begin in Wade Park, Pasco

Canada Goose Banding: District Biologist Fidorra coordinated staff members and volunteers during the annual Canada Goose Banding in Kennewick and Pasco. Waterfowl Specialist Wilson, volunteers from the Richland Rod and Gun Club, Audubon, Master Hunters, and several District 4 staff members assisted, making the process run smoothly. They processes 303 birds, including 144 recaptures, during the morning at two urban park sites.

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.