Land acquisition is an essential tool used by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to meet its legislative mandate of preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish and wildlife, while providing sustainable recreational and commercial opportunities.
This web page is an effort to share WDFW’s proposals for new land acquisition projects with the citizens of Washington state. This site offers a virtual tour of 21 currently proposed land acquisition projects. These proposals were developed through a review process involving department staff and WDFW’s Executive Management Team. Note: These proposals do not include acquisition projects already under way.
WDFW will not use operating budget funds for these land acquisitions. Instead WDFW will seek state and federal grant support for most of the proposed acquisitions. These grant programs include state grants through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program and federal grants through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, including the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (also known as “Section 6 funds), North American Wetland Conservation Act, and the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation.
WDFW’s land-acquisition policies are described in the department’s Lands 20/20 document.
Details of the proposed projects are indicated on the map below (click on location indicated by the red dot).
Click on map for more information on each project proposal
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