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Our Wild Washington lessons incorporate disciplines ranging from math and science to art and literature. Lessons align with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s state and national environmental and sustainability learning standards. 

With input from stakeholders, WDFW updated the rule governing recreational target shooting on department-managed lands. The updated rule provides more direction to target shooters to increase safe practices, such as requiring a backstop.

Recent reports of sick or dead birds at backyard feeders in King, Kitsap, Skagit, Snohomish, and Thurston counties is prompting us to recommend that people temporarily discontinue feeding wild birds or take extra steps to maintain their feeders.

As fishery managers, we know that to preserve coastal steelhead angling opportunity and recover wild fish in the future, we have to catch fewer fish right now. Learn more about measures that help to do that. 

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