For more information on the Living With Wildlife series, contact the WDFW Wildlife Program



Closeup photo of a mountain goat licking salt off of rocks.
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Mountain Goats
Although typically shy and retiring, mountain goats can learn to approach people and become a nuisance or even potentially dangerous – all to satisfy a craving for minerals and salt.
Photo of a black bear sniffing a bird feeder. Hold off on those backyard bird feeders 'til bears go to bed
October is the month many backyard wildlife enthusiasts start setting up bird feeding stations, anticipating winter days of window-side bird watching..
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Black and white drawing of trees animals and a butterfly.

Would you like to advertise your
wildlife sanctuary?

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife looks forward to acknowledging your efforts to provide habitat for wildlife where you live or work. Fill out this application and within two weeks of receiving it, we’ll send you a personalized certificate suitable for framing, a yard sign to educate others about your habitat project, and a subscription to our “Crossing Paths” newsletter.

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Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Program

Photo of a nest box attacked to a tree trunk.Attract wildlife to your landscape by providing shelter and food with these basic construction projects for bats, birds and squirrels.
Photo of a group of people looking through binoculars. The summer outdoor recreation season includes lots of wildlife watching, whether it’s in your own backyard or afield in woodlands or on waterways.
Cover photo of the Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest book.
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From bats to woodpeckers, Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest is all about coexisting with the animals commonly found in gardens, ponds, attics, and other places where humans and wildlife cross paths throughout Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.
Cover photo of the Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest book.
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Whether you are planting a yard from scratch or modifying an existing area, Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest will help you select, arrange, and maintain plants and other landscape elements that fulfill wildlife needs. Homeowners, property owners, professional wildlife managers, landscape architects, and garden designers will all find it invaluable.
Wildlife License Plates
Wildlife License Plates
Help Support Wildlife Activities in Washington

Found Injured Wildlife?

Contact a local Wildlife Rehabilitator

Or call a WDFW Regional Office
ADA Access
ADA Access
Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife Viewing for persons with a disability.