Photo of a wildfire. WDFW lifts fire restrictions on most lands east of the Cascades
WDFW has lifted restrictions on most department-managed lands in eastern Washington, where cooler temperatures have reduced fire danger. Learn more >>

Washington Wildfire Resources
WDFW assesses damage to wildlife areas from record wildfire

Fire creeping through forest land

Management Strategy for the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Forests
This document describes forests on Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s lands and the agency’s strategies for managing them. 

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 17 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 logo Discover Pass may now be used on two vehicles
When you purchase a Washington State Discover Pass, you gain access to more than 100 state parks, over 350 rustic campgrounds and picnic areas, dozens of natural areas, and nearly 2,000 miles of water and land recreation trails. And much, much more. Learn more >>

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

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 >>

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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Weekender Report
Wildlife Areas
Water Access Sites
Accessing Washington's Outdoors (ADA)
Hunting Access
Disabled Hunter Road Access Entry Program
Interactive mapping for hunting and recreational activities in Washington
Public Conduct in Wildlife Areas & Access Sites Owned or Controlled by the Department of Fish and Wildlife
WDFW Image Gallery
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