WDFW plans upcoming drone flight for educational video project


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News release

Contact: Jennifer Becar, 564-669-0850

OLYMPIA — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) staff are scheduled to conduct aerial photography flights using an unmanned aircraft system (UAS, drone) on Monday, May 8 to collect footage for an upcoming WDFW outreach and education film currently in production.

Proposed locations for the drone flights include the Kittitas Reclamation District Canal at Robinson Canyon, Swauk Discovery Trailhead at Blewett Pass, Swauk Creek on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, and the Upper Spex Arth Creek area.

Flights will occur in compliance with all federal and state regulations. Flight timing will depend on suitable conditions; flights may be rescheduled if conditions are unfavorable.

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 Civil Rights 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.