Eastern - Region 1
Steve Pozzanghera

Regional Director

2315 North Discovery Place
Spokane Valley, WA 99216-1566

Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
excluding legal holidays

Telephone: (509) 892-1001
Fax: (509) 921-2440

Click here
for Directions




Region 1 HeadquartersThis region includes Washington's ten easternmost counties from Canada to Oregon and from Idaho to the Columbia Basin.

The area has 1,522 lakes, 11 reservoirs, and more than 600 streams, including major tributaries of the Columbia River. About 86 percent of these waters are actively managed for trout, salmon, and other fish species, including 39 fishing access sites and 6 fish hatcheries.

Alpine forests of the Selkirk Mountains in the north are home to endangered caribou and grizzly bears. Sharp-tailed grouse and birds of prey, such as Peregrine falcons live in the central shrupsteppe; elk, bighorn sheep, cougar, and black bear on the high plateaus and ridges of the Blue Mountains. Streamside and wetland habitats host a myriad of reptiles and amphibians, small mammals, songbirds, and waterbirds, like tundra swans and sandhill cranes.

This is the only region in Washington with significant populations of whitetail deer and moose, which draw hunters and viewers from across the state. About one-third of the state's harvest of black bears and about half the harvest of cougars come from this region.

Four WDFW Wildlife Areas provide wildlife viewing and hunting opportunities. The region also includes two national wildlife refuges and two national forests.

License sales
Licenses can easily be purchased over the Internet, or in person at one of over 500 license dealers statewide. For a list of dealers located closest to you, click here.

Our customer service staff will be happy to help you with information about the area's watchable wildlife and other fish and wildlife opportunities in the area. Hunting and fishing regulation pamphlets and other fish and wildlife information is available at the office free of charge.

To drive to this office:

  • From East of Spokane Valley: Take I-90 west to the Evergreen Road exit. Turn right (north) at the end of the ramp. Turn left (west) onto Indiana Avenue. Turn right (north) onto Mirabeau Pkwy. Turn left (west) onto Mansfield Ave. The office is at the corner of Discovery Place and Mansfield Ave.
  • From West of Spokane Valley: Take I-90 east to the Pines Road exit. Turn left (north) at the end of the ramp. Turn right (east) onto Indiana Avenue (also called Montgomery Drive). Turn left (north) onto Mirabeau Pkwy. Turn left (west) onto Mansfield Ave. The office is at the corner of Mansfield Ave and Discovery Place.
Wildlife Areas
Water Access Sites
Authorized Licensed Sales Locations
Wildlife Program Weekly Activity Reports
Employment Opportunities
The Weekender Report The Weekender Report
The latest in fish and wildlife recreational opportunities across Washington State.
Eastern Region Weekender Report
2015 Snake River Spring Chinook Salmon Effort and Catch Estimates
Grande Ronde River Access
Wildlife License Plates
Wildlife License Plates
Help Support Wildlife Activities in Washington
Washington Department of Ecology (DOE)
This link to the Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) website page on the Spokane River provides the latest on fish consumption advisories for anglers and other information of interest to recreationists.
Field Trial Permit Application
Applications for field trials are submitted to regional offices in the region that the intended field trial is located at least 30 days prior to the anticipated date of the field trial.
Wildlife Area Management Plans
Spokane listening forum presentation [pdf]