Diversity, Civil Rights, and Accessibility

Our values commit us to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, which means complying with laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin (including language), sex, age, mental or physical disability, reprisal, sexual orientation, status as a parent, genetic information, and low-income status. You may therefore request reasonable accommodation to access programs, services or activities, such as: printed materials in alternative formats, sign language interpreters, assisted listening devices, web site accessibility/PDF document conversion, and public facility requests.

We further offer reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities who recreate in the state's great outdoors, such as accessible hunting and fishing facilities and lands as well as reduced license fees.

Any individual, group or entity that believes they have been subjected to discrimination is encouraged to contact the WDFW Title VI Coordinator at 360-902-2349 or Title6@dfw.wa.gov to file a complaint. 

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Washington is recognized around the world for its wide array of outdoor recreational activities and wildlife. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) encourages everyone to experience recreation in Washington's wonderful outdoors.
If you have been honorably discharged from military service and have received a disability percentage rating from Veterans Affairs, you may qualify for a reduced-fee license.
Some people with permanent disabilities may qualify for a discounted fishing or hunting license.
Learn about the eligibility requirements for WDFW disability status and what that provides.
The Road Access Entry Program provides access to hunters with lower extremity mobility disabilities into areas with fewer barriers and vehicle distraction.
There are a number of hunting and wildlife-viewing blinds throughout Washington that are accessible to people with disabilities.
People with permanent inoperable disabilities may have unique needs due to impairment, and Special Use Permits allow a specific exception to a recreational activity or regulation.
Do you need assistance attending a meeting, hunter education class, committee participation, or with language, hearing, vision, or reading? Start here.
Instructions and forms to file a complaint of discrimination, or appeal a suspension or citation of a special use permit.
Use this map to find barrier-free access to recreational opportunities within our great state of Washington.
View the laws and codes that apply to accessible outdoor recreation in Washington.
Frequently asked questions about accessible outdoor recreation in Washington.