These weekly Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff, arranged by our four goals, five divisions, and six regions including Wildlife Areas within those regions:
Goals
  1. Conserve and protect native fish and wildlife.
  2. Provide sustainable fishing, hunting and other wildlife-related recreational and commercial experiences.
  3. Promote a healthy economy, protect community character, maintain an overall high quality of life, and deliver high-quality customer service.
  4. Build an effective and efficient organization by supporting our workforce, improving business processes, and investing in technology.

* Reported activities will not necessarily reflect every goal, division or region each week.

Divisions
  1. Game
  2. Lands
  3. Science
  4. Wildlife Diversity
Regions
  1. Eastern
  2. North-central
  3. South-central
  4. North Puget Sound
  5. Southwest
  6. Coastal

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See archive for earlier reports

 

Large truck with volunteers used at the Oak Creek Wildlife Area to feed elk at the Sportsman's Days Parade at Naches.

Wildlife Educational Corps Volunteers in the Naches Sportsman’s Day Parade: With help of other Region Staff, Manager Mackey prepared for, set up and staffed a WDFW information booth at the annual Sportsman’s Days community event hosted by the Naches Lions Club on Friday and Saturday. WDFW was well-received at the event and plans are already being made to attend next year’s event. Manager Mackey and Washington Education Corps volunteers also prepared for and attended the Naches Sportsman’s Day parade on Saturday, which was a lot of fun! The elk bugle horn donated by the Mackey family was a big hit.

Recent Wildlife Videos
Cougar with Kittens
A WDFW remote camera caught this video of a mother cougar with her kittens on a deer kill.

Bear Head Rub
A WDFW remote camera captured this black bear as it attacked a tree in an effort to get a good head rub.

 

Rolling Wolverine

WDFW remote cameras caught this wolverine rolling in the snow during the winter's multi-carnivore surveys. WDFW biologists continue to test methodologies for surveying multiple carnivore species, particularly wolverine and lynx.

Canada Lynx
A WDFW remote camera captured this Canada lynx in the Goat Mountain area displaying typical cat rubbing behavior.