Conservation of fish, wildlife and habitat depends on public participation and cooperation in state management efforts.
To encourage public involvement, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hosts advisory groups that provide valuable input on a variety of topics, including game management, enforcement, steelhead and cutthroat policy, and wildlife areas. Committee members dedicate their time, share their knowledge and experience, and communicate the opinions and needs of stakeholders to the agency.
Each advisory group has a webpage where anyone who is interested in the committee can find more information, such as committee rosters, mission statements, meeting schedules and agendas. Individuals interested in joining an advisory group should check that committee's webpage for more information.
WDFW also works with management boards on topics like removing fish passage barriers. These boards work with other agencies and interested parties on statewide approaches to resource conservation.