Blue Mountain Wildlife Areas Management Plan


Published: July 2019

Pages: 200

Author(s): Kevin Robinette, Region 1 Wildlife Program Manager; Bob Dice, Wildlife Area Manager; Patricia Jatczak, Lands Planner; Melinda Posner, Wildlife Area Planning Section Manager; Cynthia Wilkerson, Lands Division Manager


Welcome to your fish and wildlife lands!

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) provides active management for more than 1 million acres of publicly owned land, most of which falls within 33 wildlife areas across the state. These diverse lands contain nearly all species and habitats present in Washington. With the loss of natural habitat posing the single greatest threat to native fish and wildlife, these wildlife areas play a critical conservation role. The wildlife area management plan addresses all aspects of resource management, highlights areas for public access, education, and stewardship, and aligns with statewide conservation goals.

In addition to protecting lands and water for habitat and people, WDFW manages land to preserve Washington’s natural and cultural heritage, provide access for hunting, fishing, and wildlife-related recreation, and to foster outdoor experiences and exploration throughout the state. We do this to support the species and habitats of Washington and ensure they prosper for our collective enjoyment well into the future.

An interdisciplinary team of WDFW staff members, including fish, habitat, and wildlife biologists, as well as enforcement, real estate, and management, developed the Blue Mountains Wildlife Areas Management Plan along with significant public involvement. This included input from the local stakeholder-based Chief Joseph/Asotin Creek and W.T. Wooten wildlife area advisory committees, the Asotin County Lands Committee, tribes, public agencies, and interested residents.

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Draft documents are provided for informational purposes only. Drafts may contain factual inaccuracies and may not reflect current WDFW policy.