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

360-902-2515
wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

 

LIVING WITH WILDLIFE

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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.
WILDLIFE INCIDENT REPORTS
Dangerous Wildlife incident Reports
Wildlife Incident Reports are now online
Incidents cover reported interactions with cougars, grizzly bears and wolves.   More info >>
Cougar Outreach & Education in Washington
Preventing Conflict with Bears
Karelian Bear Dog Program

Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Program

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


WOODWORKING PROJECTS
FOR BACKYARD WILDLIFE
Attract wildlife to your landscape by providing shelter and food with these basic construction projects for bats, birds and squirrels.
CROSSING PATHS
NEWS NOTES
The summer outdoor recreation season includes lots of wildlife watching, whether it’s in your own backyard or afield in woodlands or on waterways.
 
LIVING WITH WILDLIFE
Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest
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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.
LANDSCAPING FOR WILDLIFE
Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest
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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.