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. Three live, interactive webinars will be part of this process. Each webinar is open to all, will include a presentation, opportunity to ask questions, and information on how to submit comments. Webinar dates follow. Click the link for each to participate.
Please submit your comments online. The deadline for submitting comments is Nov. 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm.
There are three options for providing comments:
Option 1: You may complete a brief scoping questionnaire (users may also submit open comments and upload file attachments in the questionnaire). This is our preferred method for receiving your comments.
Option 2: If you prefer, you may also just submit an open comment.
Option 3: You may mail a written comment to:
SEPA/NEPA Coordinator, WDFW Habitat Program, Protection Division
P.O. Box 43200
Olympia, WA 98504
We are unable to accept or record verbal comments.