WDFW's capital budget

The capital budget primarily uses borrowed money generated by state bond sales to fund items that benefit future users, such as the benefits provided by a new wildlife area, or state hatchery facility will last 30 years or more. Financing these types of purchases with bonds paid off over 30 years spreads the cost over the life of the acquisition or facility. The operating budget focuses on recurring items that must be paid on a periodic basis, such as staff salaries, and purchases where it does not make sense to spread the costs over a longer period of time.

Pie chart showing WDFW's operating budget expenditure authority

Capital Budget Requests

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