Line of fire burning through shrub vegetation Statewide shooting ban added to other fire-prevention strategies on WDFW lands
Campfires, smoking, and other activities are currently restricted on WDFW-managed lands in Eastern Washington as hot, dry weather has raised the threat of wildfires statewide.

Photo of WDFW staff working in the field WDFW's Long-term funding webinar is now online
On July 23, WDFW held a public webinar to discuss its current funding challenges and opportunities for the State of Washington to invest in fish and wildlife management and conservation of lands and habitat. The presentation was recorded and is now available for public view. We have also posted a survey to gather your perspectives.

2019 WDFW budget development
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Killer whale (Orca) jumping out of the water.
Photo by Ken Rea
Boaters asked to observe 'no-go' zone along western San Juan Island to protect orcas
State fish and wildlife managers are asking anglers and other boaters to avoid an area along the west side of San Juan Island in an effort to protect a dwindling population of southern resident killer whales.
Killer Whale (Orca) Conservation and Management Website

Photo of WDFW staff working in the field Wildlife Program Weekly Activity Reports
Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff around the state.

Closeup photo of Gray Wolf looking intently at the camera. Washington's wolf population increases for 9th straight year
Annual survey documents 122 wolves, 22 packs, and 14 successful breeding pairs during the winter of 2017.

Wolf Conservation and Management 2017 Annual Wolf Report
Fish and Wildlife Commission approves budget and policy proposals
Statewide shooting ban added to other fire-prevention strategies on WDFW lands
Counts of summer chinook salmon prompt reopening fishery in upper Columbia River
Lake Stevens angler establishes tope shark sport fish record
WDFW restricts fires, other activities in eastern Washington wildlife areas
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The free "Fish Washington" app, available on Google Play and Apple's App store, is designed to convey up-to-the-minute fishing regulations for every lake, river, stream and marine area in the state.

Recreational Crab Fishing Many areas of Puget Sound are open for crabbing.
Puget Sound summer crab-fishing season is underway.
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