WDFW LANDS
Photo of a wildfire. WDFW restricts fires on eastern Washington lands, urges caution with the arrival of hot, dry weather
The arrival of hot, dry summer weather has forced the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to restrict fires and other activities on its eastern Washington lands to reduce the risk of a repeat of last year's costly fire season. Learn more >>

WILDLIFE AREA MANAGEMENT PLANS
Photo of two grouse in sagebrush.

WDFW is developing new plans for 33 wildlife areas
WDFW is kicking off a multi-year wildlife area planning process at Swanson Lakes, Reardan Audubon Lake and Revere wildlife areas. The new management plan will address the status of wildlife species and their habitat, the progress of restoration efforts, and public recreation opportunities. Learn more >>


LAND ACQUISITIONS
Image of Washington state map with dots representing land acquisition projects

This web page describes WDFW's proposals for new land acquisition during 2015-17 and provides a virtual tour of 13 proposals. These projects were developed by WDFW staff and approved by the department's executive management team to conserve important fish and wildlife habitats. Learn more >>

Economic Analysis of Conservation Efforts in Okanogan County
New Chapman Lake Access Acquisition Proposal

DISCOVER PASS
Discover Pass logo Discover Pass may now be used on two vehicles
A single, Discover Pass can now can be used on either of two motor vehicles, thanks to new legislation signed by Gov. Chris Gregoire. The change takes effect immediately. Holders of previously issued annual passes may enter a second vehicle license number on their existing pass. Learn more >>

Visit DiscoverPass.Wa.Gov for more information
Information for hunting and fishing license holders
WDFW Wildlife Areas
WDFW Water Access Sites

GRANTS AND INCENTIVES
Photo of publication cover. WDFW Habitat and Recreation Lands: RCO Eligibility Plan 2010-2016
This document is a summary of relevant plans and information that qualify the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to participate in all Recreation and Conservation Office grant programs that have a planning requirement. Learn more >>

WILDLIFE AREAS
Photo of Methow Wildlife Area: wildflowers and mountains in view. Washington's Wildlife Areas are diverse in habitat and species offering many opportunities for wildlife viewing, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping. With over 150 different areas to choose from the choices for activities are abundant. Some areas are closer than you think.
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You will need a Discover Pass or Vehicle Access Pass to access WDFW Wildlife Areas
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   WHERE TO GO
Weekender Report
Wildlife Areas
Water Access Sites
Accessing Washington's Outdoors (ADA)
Hunting Access
Disabled Hunter Road Access Entry Program
GoHunt
GoHunt!
Interactive mapping for hunting and recreational activities in Washington
GoHunt
   FEATURES
Public Conduct in Wildlife Areas & Access Sites Owned or Controlled by the Department of Fish and Wildlife
WDFW Image Gallery
 
   HABITAT CONSERVATION PLANS
A Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) is a management strategy that provides long-term certainty of Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance while providing for conservation of species.
Wildlife Areas HCP