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Washington Department of
Fish & Wildlife

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Natural Resources Building
1111 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
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Mailing Address
600 Capitol Way N.
Olympia, WA 98501-1091

Phil Anderson


These weekly Wildlife Program reports summarize the current activities of our field and headquarters staff, arranged by our four goals, five divisions, and six regions including Wildlife Areas within those regions:
  1. Conserve and protect native fish and wildlife.
  2. Provide sustainable fishing, hunting and other wildlife-related recreational and commercial experiences.
  3. Promote a healthy economy, protect community character, maintain an overall high quality of life, and deliver high-quality customer service.
  4. Build an effective and efficient organization by supporting our workforce, improving business processes, and investing in technology.

* Reported activities will not necessarily reflect every goal, division or region each week.

  1. Game
  2. Lands
  3. Outreach
  4. Science
  5. Wildlife Diversity
  1. Eastern
  2. North-central
  3. South-central
  4. North Puget Sound
  5. Southwest
  6. Coastal





See also: SW Washington (Region 5) Wildlife Program Weekly Report Archive - 2006-2011


Biologists Anderson and Smith prepared loon platforms on area King County lakes.

State Listed Common Loon Efforts: Biologists Anderson and Smith checked on territories on the Snoqualmie Tree Farm. No loons were seen on Lynch, Calligan, Hancock or Klaus Lakes. Loon nesting platforms were deployed at Calligan and Klaus in anticipation of birds arriving. The platform at Calligan was used for nesting last year, however, the birds were unsuccessful. One of their eggs apparently hatched but the chick did not survive (predated?) and the other egg was non-viable.

Lead tack restriction signage erected by Fish Program had been vandalized and removed at Calligan. Anderson and Smith put a new sign up.

Monitoring of these (and other) areas will occur during spring and summer to document active territories and nesting attempts. While conducting this work western toads were observed just starting to call on Klaus; indicating breeding soon to come.

Recent Wildlife Videos
Logan with Attitude

WDFW and U.S. Forest Service staff captured Logan to replace his collar and assess some previous injuries. Just like the X-Men comic book character, this wolverine healed so well they had trouble finding the wound. He is in great shape. Logan is also every bit as feisty as his legendary father Rocky.

Bighorn Sheep Release

WDFW biologists led a successful effort to capture, radio-collar, and disease test 11 bighorns for the Sinlahekin Bighorn Sheep Management. Animal condition varied considerably ranging from poor to excellent and full of energy.

Waterfowl Frenzy!

As waterfowl travel during their winter migration, they often exploit different habitats to select food. These hungry birds made a frenzy of the conditions found on one of our Private Lands Quality Hunt sites in Skagit County.

Shorebirds at Dungeness River, WA

A flock of shorebirds, comprised mostly of dunlin, feed near the mouth of the Dungeness River at low tide. Mount Baker can be seen in the distance.