Reminder: Fish and Wildlife Commission seeks public input on draft Conservation Policy


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News release

Commission office, 360-902-2267

OLYMPIA – The public is being reminded that they have until June 30, 2023 to comment on the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission’s draft Conservation Policy.

The draft Conservation Policy directs the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to preserve and protect Washington’s fish and wildlife and their habitats by proactively addressing current and emerging conservation challenges.

“We want to hear your input on this draft Conservation Policy,” said Barbara Baker, Commission Chair. “Your feedback will help inform the policy’s direction and help us improve how we approach conservation challenges and provide opportunities.” 

The public is invited to comment on the draft policy by submitting an email or by leaving a voicemail message at 855-925-2801 and entering project code 4262.

The public is also invited to provide verbal comments during a session at the Commission’s hybrid meeting in Seattle on June 22-23.

All members of the public are invited to share their diverse perspectives and participate in WDFW public feedback opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, language proficiency, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, or basis of disability.

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is a panel appointed by the governor that sets policy for the WDFW. WDFW 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 Civil Rights Coordinator by phone at 360-902-2349, TTY (711), or email ( For more information, see