WDFW extends public comment period to gather feedback on Puget Sound Chinook conservation


Fish Program, 360-902-2700
Public Affairs Contact: Eryn Couch, 360-890-6604


Deadline extended to Nov. 5

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has extended the deadline for public comment on a scoping document to inform actions to conserve and rebuild Puget Sound Chinook salmon. Previously scheduled to wrap up later this week, the public comment period now extends through Nov. 5.

“As we look to the future of conservation and restoration of Puget Sound Chinook salmon, it’s important to us that we’re thoughtful in ensuring we’re hearing from everyone invested in this important resource,” said Kyle Adicks, WDFW intergovernmental salmon manager. “We’ve heard that providing more time for people to weigh in on this scoping document would be beneficial, and we want to be responsive to that.”

WDFW’s scoping document provides information about fisheries management, tribal treaties, habitat protection, the Puget Sound Chinook Recovery Plan, coastwide fishery management forums, requirements for Endangered Species Act coverage, watershed-specific information on habitat and Chinook salmon, and Southern Resident killer whale recovery.

Members of the public can review the scoping document and provide their feedback online at publicinput.com/Q4343.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife works to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.

Individuals who need to receive this information in an alternative format, language, or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact the Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email (Title6@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation.