Contact the Director

Mailing Address
PO Box 43200
Olympia, WA 98504-3200

Phone: 360-902-2225
Fax: 360-902-2947
director@dfw.wa.gov

 

 

The Director's Office provides strategic direction and operational oversight for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) employees throughout the state, working to turn policies adopted by the state Legislature and the Fish and Wildlife Commission into action.


Joe Stohr, acting director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, has served as deputy director with the department for more than a decade.

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission selected Stohr to head the department after the previous director, Jim Unsworth, announced his resignation in late January 2018.

A longtime resident of Olympia, Stohr joined WDFW as deputy director in 2007. Before coming to WDFW, Stohr spent 21 years at the state Department of Ecology -- managing programs including water resources and oil spill prevention and response -- and four years with the state Department of Health.   

June 16, 2018 - Commission selects Kelly Susewind as new director of WDFW

 

Photo of Acting Director Joe Stohr

Joe Stohr,
Acting Director

Address: PO Box 43200
Olympia, WA 98504-3200
Telephone: (360) 902-2200
Fax: (360) 902-2947
Email: director@dfw.wa.gov
   
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Hi-Resolution photo of Acting Director Joe Stohr