The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) makes every effort to provide fair treatment of all persons regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin (including language), sex, age, mental or physical disability, reprisal, sexual orientation, status as a parent, and genetic information in their hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing activities.
- Result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program, activity, or facility;
- Create an undue financial or administrative burden; or
- Violate state or federal law.
For some accommodation requests, applicants may need to demonstrate the necessary physical or mental skills or abilities to safely and satisfactorily perform the activities for which the request is made. All requests must be in writing and received by WDFW 20 days prior to the accommodation need or activity. This notification is necessary to ensure the required arrangements are made available with no cost to the person with a disability.
Requests for accommodation will be reviewed by the Title VI Compliance Coordinator. Applicants who are not satisfied with the outcome of a request may appeal. The agency will make every effort to respond to the appeal within 45 days of receipt.
How to apply
Download the application: Reasonable Accommodation - Request for Services
Please direct all questions concerning this form, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policies and procedures, or the status of a request for accommodation to WDFW's Title VI Compliance Coordinator at 360-902-2349, or by mail to:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Title VI Compliance Coordinator
PO Box 43139
Olympia, WA 98504
Title VI clause
It is the policy of Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to provide equal access to its programs, services, activities, and facilities under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968. WDFW is a recipient of state and federal financial assistance.
WDFW prohibits discrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin (including language), sex, age, mental or physical disability, reprisal, sexual orientation, status as a parent, and genetic information.
If you believe you have been discriminated against, please contact the WDFW Title VI Compliance Coordinator PO Box 43139, Olympia, WA 98504, or online within 20 calendar days of the alleged incident to file a formal complaint, or write to: Chief, Public Civil Rights Division, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington DC 20240.
Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyés by phone (360) 902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov).
If you need further assistance or information, please contact the Olympia office of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: (360) 902-2464, or Telecommunications Device for the Deaf TTY (711).