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.
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.
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
Sept. 4, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Agriculture & Trade Center, 215 S. Oak St., Colville, WA 99114
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
Sept. 11, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Chelan Fire Station, 232 E. Wapato Ave, Chelan, WA 98816
Sept. 24, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Goldendale High School cafeteria, 525 Simcoe Drive, Goldendale, WA 98620
Sept. 25, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Franklin PUD auditorium, 1411 W. Clark St, Pasco, WA 99301
Sept. 26, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Selah Civic Center, 216 S. 1st St., Selah, WA 98942
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
Oct. 8, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Eagle Room, City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027
Oct. 9, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center, 510 Kelso Drive, Kelso, WA 98626
Oct. 10, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Lyle Community Center, 700 Main Street, Morton, WA 98356
Oct. 15, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Natural Resources Building (Room 172), 1111 Washington SE, Olympia, WA 98504
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
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.