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Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Program 2004 Annual Report

Category: Agency Plans and Reports - Annual Reports

Date Published:  2004

Number of Pages: 44

Contact Information: enforcement-web@dfw.wa.gov

INTRODUCTION:

Message from Chief Bruce Bjork

I am very pleased to introduce the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Enforcement Program 2004 Annual Report. This report acknowledges the hard work of the men and women of the Enforcement Program who are charged with an extremely diverse set of duties and responsibilities within a state known for its fish, wildlife, and habitats. In order to preserve these limited and valuable resources for future generations, officers communicate and cooperate with communities, educate citizens, and enforce all state laws.

In addition to the data showing our officers’ continual diligence in enforcing the laws, summaries of significant cases and events are provided for each region. These narrative accounts give a broader view of the variety of issues, complaints, violations, and challenges that enforcement officers encounter year-round.

As Chief of the Enforcement Program, I am very proud of the work our officers and staff perform every day to help promote the quality of life we value in Washington State. The information contained in this annual report summarizes activities in some critical areas, compares our efforts this year to last year, and attempts to demonstrate the dedication each member of the WDFW Enforcement Program has for the fish and wildlife resources we are sworn to protect.