For more information on habitat issues, please contact the
WDFW Habitat Program.
habitatprogram@dfw.wa.gov
Phone: 360-902-2534

For more information on WDFW managed lands including wildlife areas, please contact the
WDFW Wildlife Program.
wildthing@dfw.wa.gov
Phone: 360-902-2515

 

Spring 2013

Revised Low Impact Development manual; Status of WDFW’s PHS Data; Regular Data Updates; New, Improved HPA Application; Conferences, Workshops, & Training; Grant Opportunities; WDFW Planning Contacts

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Fish and Wildlife Planner Newsletter

Good stewardship of Washington’s diverse fish and wildlife resources is a complex process. It involves good science and a clear line of communication among all stakeholders. In past years, WDFW circulated a newsletter called Wildlife Planner, to inform citizens about planning efforts that affected Washington’s fish and wildlife habitat. It also was used to distribute technical information to aid in local and regional planning.

This was a great way to exchange information with our conservation planning partners. We have decided to bring this newsletter back and rename it the Fish and Wildlife Planner. This newsletter will be used to review and explain WDFW’s recent management efforts, addressing activities such as our Regional Assessment Initiative and our involvement in activities related to the Growth Management Act. It will also identify sources of current scientific information, such as WDFW’s Priority Habitat and Species maps and publications. The newsletter will direct readers to those who can best answer certain planning questions, and it will provide information on successful conservation planning efforts occurring at the local and regional level.

We hope you find the Fish and Wildlife Planner valuable, and we would greatly appreciate comments and suggestions for future discussion topics. We also would like to hear reactions to subjects discussed in the newsletter. Please send all comments or suggestions to Jeff Azerrad at jeffrey.azerrad@dfw.wa.gov


Newsletter Editions

Spring 2013
Revised Low Impact Development manual; Status of WDFWs PHS Data; Regular Data Updates; New, Improved HPA Application; Conferences, Workshops, & Training; Grant Opportunities; WDFW Planning Contacts

 
     
Summer 2012
New Guidance for Managing Puget Sound Shorelines; Carpenter Creek Restoration; Puget Sound Watershed Characterization; Conferences Workshops & Training; Grant Opportunities; WDFW Planning Contacts
Spring 2012
Status of Priority Habitat and Species Data; Update to Great Blue Heron Guidelines; New Site Evaluation Tool; Recent Hiring of WDFW Planning Staff; Conferences, Workshops, and Training; Grant Opportunities; WDFW Planning Contacts

 
     
Winter 2011
WDFW Introduces PHS Management Recommendations for Shrub-steppe; Update of Priority Habitat and Species List; Conferences Workshops & Training; Grant Opportunities; WDFW Planning Contacts
Summer 2011
PHS on the Web: A New Way to View Fish and Wildlife Data; WSU Extension Offers Opportunities for Small Forest Landowners; The Value of the Priority Habitats and Species Management Recommendations; Conferences, Workshops & Training; Grant Opportunities; WDFW Contacts for Fish and Wildlife Planning
Spring 2011
A Conservation Strategy for the Portland-Vancouver Region; Changes to Bald Eagle Management Planning Requirements; PHS Western Gray Squirrel Management Recommendations; Status of WDFW's PHS data; Invitation to take part in an online user survey; Conferences, Workshops & Training; Grant Opportunities; WDFW Contacts for Fish and Wildlife Planning
     
Summer 2010
How the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project can inform SMP updates; Puget Sound nearshore guidance updated; Conferences, workshops & training; Grant opportunities; WDFW contacts for fish and wildlife planning
Spring 2010
New resource for wildlife-friendly planning; Status of Priority Habitat and Species data; Conferences, workshops & training; Grant opportunities; WDFW contacts for fish and wildlife planning
 
     
Winter 2009
New guidance for planners involved in salmonid protection and recovery; LandScope: a new online resource for the land-protection community and the public; Conferences, workshops & training; Grant opportunities; WDFW contacts for fish and wildlife planning
Summer 2009
Meandering again: Jimmycomelately Creek returns to its natural course; Conferences, workshops & training; Grant opportunities; WDFW contacts for fish and wildlife planning
Spring 2009
Opportunities to Fund Fish and Wildlife Conservation Efforts in a Difficult Economy; Status of Priority Habitat and Species data; Conferences, workshops & training; Grant opportunities; WDFW contacts for fish and wildlife planning
     
Winter 2008
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife updates its list of Priority Habitats and Species; Conferences, Workshops & Training; Grant opportunities WDFW publishes new priority species management recommendations for Dungeness Crab; Conferences, Workshops & Training; Grant opportunities; WDFW Contacts
Summer 2008
New website to learn more about local salmon restoration projects; Good Neighbor Handbooks Help Washington’s Residents; New WDFW biologist to assist SW Washington communities; Conferences, Workshops & Training; Grant opportunities; WDFW Contacts
Spring 2008
Priority Habitat & Species List Update; New Planner in Puget Sound; Status of PHS Data; Changes to PHS Database; Conferences, Workshops & Training; WDFW Contacts
     
Winter 2007
PHS Data Modifications; Tribal Conservation Planning; Puget Sound Nearshore Guidance Publication; Conferences, Workshops, & Training; Grant Opportunities; WDFW Planning Contacts
Summer 2007
New resources for GMA planning from CTED; Small communities CAO implementation guidebook; Grants to encourage regional GMA planning; Assessments complete for all of Washington’s ecoregions; Conferences, workshops and training; Grant opportunities; and WDFW contacts for fish and wildlife planning
Spring 2007
Grassroots group advances conservation of biodiversity in Gig Harbor; WDFW looking for local government input in Habitat Conservation Planning; Status of Priority Habitat and Species data; Grant opportunities; Conferences, workshops & training; WDFW contacts for fish and wildlife planning
     
Winter 2006
DNR's Aquatic Lands HCP: A New Resource for Planners; Call for planners to participate in a short online survey to improve PHS tool; New PHS/GMA Coordinator for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife; WDFW looking for your feedback to help update the Priority Habitat and Species List; Conferences, workshops, & training; Grant Opportunities; WDFW Contacts for Fish and Wildlife Planning
Summer 2006
Economic value of the natural environment: Understanding Washington's critical areas; Perspective on habitat fragmentation in developing landscapes; Off-site mitigation of urban white oak woodlands; Conferences, workshops, and training; Grant opportunities and WDFW contacts for fish and wildlife planning
Spring 2006
Funding Available to Private Landowners to Fix Fish Barriers, Cedar Creek Dam Removal, Assistance for Peninsula Communities, Priority Habitat & Species Data Updates, New Bald Eagle Resources, Conferences, Workshops & Training, Grants
     
Winter 2005
Landowner Incentive Program, Low Impact Development Guidelines, Local Habitat Assessments,Conservation Strategy,Conferences and Workshops, Grants, Agency Planning Contacts
Summer 2005
Ecoregional Assessments, AgencyGMA website, Synthesis of literature and guidance on wetlands, Status of Priority Habitat and Species (PHS), Nearshore examples can help local planners, Fish and Wildlife Q & A, Statewide Educational and Grant Opportunities, Agency Planning Contacts
Spring 2005
Wildlife Conservation Strategy, Pierce County Biodiversity Network, Aquatic Habitat Guidelines, PHS Single Pagers, Statewide Educational Opportunities, Agency Planning Contacts
     
Winter 2004
Bird Management Recommendation, PHS Data Update, Survey of Planners, Recent Happenings, Agency Planning Contacts