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600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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Archived documents do not reflect current WDFW regulations or policy and may contain factual inaccuracies.

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December 30, 2016
Contact: Randi Thurston, (360) 902-2602

WDFW seeks nominations to advisory group
on implementation of state's Hydraulic Code

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on a citizen group responsible for advising the department on implementation of the state's Hydraulic Code, a law designed to protect fish life in Washington waters.

Common hydraulic projects requiring approval under state Hydraulic Code rules include work on bulkheads, culverts, bridges and docks.

The department will select up to five individuals to serve two-year terms on the Hydraulic Code Advisory Group, with new terms beginning in March 2017. These individuals will join 10 advisers who have volunteered to serve a second two-year term.

Nominations must be received by 5 p.m., Jan. 20, 2017.

The department is specifically seeking candidates to represent small-scale mineral prospectors and eastern Washington environmental interests, as well as shoreside residents and contractors who construct hydraulic projects.

The advisory group meets approximately four times each year. Advisers, who serve without financial compensation, will also be asked to comment on written material throughout the year.

Any group or individual can submit a nomination, and self-nominations will be accepted. Nominations must include the following information:

  • The nominee's name, address, email address and telephone number.
  • Relevant experience, organizational affiliations, and reasons why he or she would be an effective advisory group member.
  • Nominee's effectiveness in communication.
  • Name and contact information for any individual or organization submitting a nomination.

Nominations may be submitted to Randi Thurston, WDFW habitat protection division manager, by mail: 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA, 98501-1091; or by email

For more information about the Hydraulic Code rules and Hydraulic Project Approval process, see