Wolf post-recovery planning: Public input and public scoping open houses

WDFW is inviting the public to comment on the scope of a post-recovery plan for wolves in Washington. We will use the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) process to develop the plan. This involves preparing a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will be available for public review. That document will evaluate actions, alternatives, and impacts related to long-term wolf conservation and management.

The first step of the SEPA process involves scoping, which helps us determine proposed actions, alternatives, and impacts to be discussed in the impact statement. Scoping improves decisions and encourages collaboration, cooperation, and early resolution of potential conflicts. It is intended to narrow the impact statement to the relevant issues.

Scoping is a public process and we encourage everyone to provide input.

The public scoping comment period for this process is open from August 1, 2019 through November 1, 2019. 

Public comments

Please submit your comments online. The deadline for submitting comments is Nov. 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Public scoping open houses

For more information on this proposal, please visit one of the scheduled public scoping open houses. WDFW staff will be available to provide information and answer questions.

Spokane
Sept. 3, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Spokane Community College (SCC), The Lair Student Center, Building #6, Sasquatch and Bigfoot Room 124 & 124C, 1810 Green St., Spokane, WA 99217

Colville
Sept. 4, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Agriculture & Trade Center, 215 S. Oak St., Colville, WA 99114

Clarkston
Sept. 5, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Quality Inn and Suites, Half Mahogany Room, 700 Port Drive, Clarkston, WA 99403

Chelan
Sept. 11, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Chelan Fire Station, 232 E. Wapato Ave, Chelan, WA 98816

Goldendale
Sept. 24, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Goldendale High School cafeteria, 525 Simcoe Drive, Goldendale, WA 98620

Pasco
Sept. 25, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Franklin PUD auditorium, 1411 W. Clark St, Pasco, WA 99301

Selah
Sept. 26, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Selah Civic Center, 216 S. 1st St., Selah, WA 98942

Mt. Vernon
Oct. 7, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd., Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Issaquah
Oct. 8, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Eagle Room, City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027

Kelso/Longview
Oct. 9, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center, 510 Kelso Drive, Kelso, WA 98626

Morton
Oct. 10, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Lyle Community Center, 700 Main Street, Morton, WA 98356

Olympia
Oct. 15, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Natural Resources Building (Room 172), 1111 Washington SE, Olympia, WA 98504

Port Angeles
Oct. 29, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Peninsula College, House of Learning (Longhouse), 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, WA 98362

Montesano
Oct. 30, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Montesano City Hall, 112 N. Main St., Montesano, WA 98563

A webinar will also be available for those who are interested. It is Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and can be viewed here or through WDFW's home website page. Viewers will be able to ask questions during the webinar.