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Mailing Address:
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife Program
Master Hunter Section
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA  98501-1091

Physical Address:
WDFW – Wildlife Program
Natural Resources Building
Fifth Floor
1111 Washington Street SE
Olympia, WA 9850

 

Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Opportunities

Region Opportunities

Specific Volunteer Opportunities Now Available
Listings of specific Master Hunter volunteer project opportunities will be posted by the Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and updated on a routine basis.

Do You Have a Master Hunter Related Project for which You Need Volunteer Help?
Make sure your activity corresponds to the pre-approved conservation project guidelines then call Tracy Loveless at (360) 902-8412, tracy.loveless@dfw.wa.gov, to get it posted here.

Statewide Opportunities

  • Register to assist with non-lethal control of game damage throughout the state. Landowner conflicts involving elk, deer, turkey, and waterfowl routinely occurs at various times of the year. Depending upon the situation, volunteers will provide herding, hazing, fence repair and fence construction services under the direction and guidance of WDFW personnel. Sign up by county, game species, and time of the year by using this link, http://wdfw.wa.gov/enforcement/herding_hazing/ . Applicants are required to reapply January 1st of each year.
  • Department of Natural Resources (DNR) volunteer projects statewide. Contact DNR statewide volunteer coordinator, Kirk Thomas, at (360) 902-1645 or Kirk.Thomas@dnr.wa.gov.

Region 1

  • The Columbia Plateau Wildlife Management Association (CPWMA) is seeking volunteers to assist with two habitat restoration projects on CPWMA leased lands surrounding the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge in Cheney. Interested volunteers will meet at the Zip’s Drive-In located at 911 1st St in Cheney at 8 AM on April 26 and May 3, 2014. Once assembled, the volunteers will drive to the project site and begin working. We expect the project to last until about 1 PM. We ask volunteers to dress appropriately for the weather and to bring work gloves, rakes, shovels, and lunch. The CPWMA will provide drinking water. If you are interested in joining the work party, please call Bill Hinkle at 509-954-5493.

  • Master Hunters that are interested in doing volunteer work within WDFW Region One should contact the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council at jsmasterhunterreg-1@hotmail.com. Once Master Hunters have communicated via that address they will automatically get group emails about all INWC projects that will apply towards Master Hunter volunteer hour requirements. Project information will include: job description, location, dates, directions, project leaders, and phone numbers.
  • Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Conboy Lake, and Toppenish National Wildlife Refuges). Reoccurring volunteer projects include: pre-waterfowl hunting season hunt blind preparation (September); waterfowl hunt blind construction and replacement (February thru September); post-waterfowl hunting season cleanup (March); disabled hunter accessibility including trails, boardwalks, and hunting blinds (February thru September); waterfowl hunting trail maintenance (September); and native tree and shrub planting (February thru March). Contact Shannon Ludwig (Shannon_Ludwig@fws.gov) or Lamont Glass (Lamont_Glass@fws.gov) at the Toppenish Headquarters Office at (509)-865-2405. The following web link provides pictures of volunteer activities: http://kenandmyrt.com/volunteers.html

Region 2

  • Pheasants Forever/NRCS and the Sage Grouse Initiative. Volunteers are needed to help mark barbwire fences on cattle ranches throughout Northern Douglas County to protect sage grouse and other wildlife from colliding with them. Volunteers should be able to work independently once given training and orientation. Bring lots of water, good shoes/boots, sunscreen, hats, etc. as markers will be place mostly by hiking fence lines over rough terrain. Please contact Michael Brown, Washington State Sage Grouse Initiative Coordinator, at 509-754-3023 extension 1120 or mbrown@pheasantsforever.org.
  • Pearrygin Lake State Park Fence Repairs – Volunteers are needed to assist state parks staff with evaluation and maintenance of fence lines. Fences are located on property South of Pearrygin Lake near Winthrop. Volunteers should be able to work independently once given training and orientation. Work can divided according to skills and interest. For people from out of the area camping is available at no cost when working on this volunteer project. Much of the work focuses on preserving riparian and wetland areas which hopefully will increase hunting opportunities on a wider area. The Methow wildlife area borders the park and this project will help hunters differentiate between land that is open to hunting from areas that are closed to hunting.
    Please contact Rick Lewis, Pearrygin Lake State Park Manager with questions or to participate.
    Email: Rick.lewis@parks.wa.gov or call: 509-996-2370
  • Sinlahekin Wildlife Area and Chiliwist Wildlife Area projects. There are 20 different volunteer activities available. Contact Wildlife Area Manager Dale Swedberg at 509-223-3358, swedbdas@dfw.wa.gov . Please note that a bunkhouse is available for volunteers to use, BUT that advance scheduling is definitely required. Volunteers should be able to work independently once given training and orientation. General projects include: Sinlahekin Wildlife Area---- Zachman Gate Installation; Deer Enclosure Fence Rebuild; New Gate Forde Lake Campground Road; Woodshop and Machine shed Painting; Garbage Dumps Cleanup; Fence Removal; Fence Construction and Repair; Guzzler Repair and Rebuild; Loading Dock Construction; Weed Control; Upland Bird Feeder Repair; Road Fence; Construction of Bluebird Nest Boxes; and oheny Basin Road Brushing. Chiliwist Wildlife Area----Weed Control; Fence Removal; Parking Area #2 Fence Removal, Construction, and Signage; Parking Area #3 Fencing and Signage; Loading Dock Construction; and Fence Construction and Repair.

Region 3

  • Ellensburg Hunter Education has opportunities for Master Hunters to engage in Hunter Education classes in the Ellensburg area. If you are interested in becoming a Hunter Education Instructor or assisting with Hunter Education classes, please visit our website at http://www.Ellensburghuntered.net and click on the “Contact Us” link and fill out the form, then we will contact you back.
  • Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Conboy Lake, and Toppenish National Wildlife Refuges). Reoccurring volunteer projects include: pre-waterfowl hunting season hunt blind preparation (September); waterfowl hunt blind construction and replacement (February thru September); post-waterfowl hunting season cleanup (March); disabled hunter accessibility including trails, boardwalks, and hunting blinds (February thru September); waterfowl hunting trail maintenance (September); and native tree and shrub planting (February thru March). Contact Shannon Ludwig (Shannon_Ludwig@fws.gov) or Lamont Glass (Lamont_Glass@fws.gov) at the Toppenish Headquarters Office at (509)-865-2405. The following web link provides pictures of volunteer activities: http://kenandmyrt.com/volunteers.html.
  • Volunteer projects available on Department of Natural Resource (DNR) managed lands in the Southeast Region (Kittitas, Yakima, and Klickitat Counties). Individuals or groups are welcome. Feel free to suggest projects needed in the area. Examples of previous and planned volunteer work include but aren’t limited to the following: cleaning up hunting camp garbage, maintenance of trail drainage structures, installing signs, maintaining signs, green dot road system maintenance, installing gates, and blocking access to non-green dot roads. Contact Jeff Jones for further information jeff.jones@dnr.wa.gov .
  • Volunteers are needed for the Eyes In The Woods Wildlife Program in Region Six, and Check Station Program in Regions Three, Five, and Six as part of their Property Watch Land Access Program. Check stations are a valuable tool for wildlife management, assisting in the collection of biological data-gathering for our deer and elk populations. Volunteer efforts will include attending a training, signup for one or more dates/locations, travel to/from station sites, setup, collect data from hunters and their harvested game, tear down, cleanup, and the completion of forms. For more information or to sign up contact EITW Wildlife Director John Arnold at (360) 520-4330, www.eyesinthewoods.org.
  • Volunteers are needed for the Eyes In The Woods Property Watch Program in Regions Three, Five, and Six. Eyes In the Woods Directors are collaborating with multiple local conservation/sport organizations, business owners, private landowners, timber companies, WDFW staff, and the media with the goal of opening private lands for outdoor recreational uses, primarily hunting and fishing. Participating volunteers are required to travel to gates/key control locations and stay at said locations during hunting hours. These control locations are designed to detour hunters from active logging areas, open gates and be an information source. Volunteer participation also includes installing signage materials placed at strategic access locations, land cleanup projects, and to act as a deterrent for poaching, dumping, vandalism, and other crimes. For more information or to sign up contact EITW Land Access Director Tony Wells at (360) 480-6689, www.eyesinthewoods.org.
  • Yakima Training Center General Project Assistance. A variety of volunteer projects are usually always available. Activities may include fence pulling, installation of posts and signage to protect sensitive habitat areas, control of noxious weeds, planting of shrubs and trees and collection of sagebrush seeds. For more information, and to register, call Kevin White at (509) 577-3548.

Region 4

  • Save Habitat And Diversity Of Wetlands (SHADOW) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded through a community effort to preserve one of few remaining intact peat bogs in King County. It hasplaced over 90 contiguous acresof unique wetland and forest habitat under protection, and provides opportunities in forest restoration, land preservation, education and community involvement. SHADOW is looking for volunteers to help with ongoing habitat enhancement, which includes thinning of alder stand, invasive species removal, planting, plant maintenance and sheet mulching, monitoring, research, etc. Please contact 425-432-4914 or info@shadowhabitat.org for further details. We are located on the west shore of Shadow Lake near Fairwood, Renton, WA on 184th Ave SE and Peter Grubb Road.

  • Volunteers Needed for Elk Management Projects in North Bend. The Upper Snoqualmie Valley Elk Management Group is an association of stakeholder agencies and local interest groups collaborating to minimize property damage and public safety risks associated with elk and to manage elk. Volunteer projects include radio telemetry, elk habitat improvements, collaring, and population surveys. For more information about volunteer projects with the elk management group go to: snoqualmievalleyelk.org for contact information.

  • Volunteer projects available on Department of Natural Resource (DNR) managed lands in the Northwest Region. Volunteer Work Parties Throughout the Year: Interested individuals are welcome to join one of these work party events or to sponsor a work event in partnership with DNR. Contact David Way for further information, specific project dates, and additional volunteer opportunities in the Northwest Region at david.way@dnr.wa.gov
  • Volunteers Needed for the Property Watch/Land Access Program. This pilot program targets WDFW Regions 4, 5, and 6. Eyes In The Woods Association Inc. directors are collaborating with multiple local conservation/sport organizations, business owners, private landowners, timber companies, media, and WDFW staff with the goal of opening private lands for outdoor recreational uses, primarily hunting and fishing. Participating volunteers are required to travel to key locations and stay at those locations during hunting hours. Locations are selected to best direct hunters away from active logging areas, provide access to open gates, and provide information to hunters. Volunteer participation also includes installing signs at strategic access locations; land clean up projects, and to act as a deterrent for poaching, dumping, vandalism, and other crimes. For more information or to sign up go to: http://www.eyesinthewoods.org/index.php/en/ or call Tony Wells (360) 480-6689.

Region 5

  • Assistance is needed at the Bob Oke State Pheasant Farm in Centralia. The Bob Oke Game Farm was recently hit with 6 inches of wet, heavy snow that caused significant damage to many of the flight pens. This was despite the efforts of the manager and a few volunteers who worked into the night and managed to save some of the most critical areas. The farm produces 38-40,000 birds each year for our western Washington pheasant release program. As a result of the recent damage, we are in need of a significant amount of volunteer labor to assist with repairs over the next several months. We are estimating that 48% of the bird rearing area is damaged or unusable. Fortunately most of the posts are intact which will allow us to use existing materials to staple, hog ring, and brace the flight pens back up to a usable structure. The game farm is capable of supplying materials needed for the project. Boots, rain gear, and a good work ethic is all that is required. We are flexible on dates and times. Our core work hours are Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm. For those that cannot come during the week, we have 3 scheduled weekend work parties that people can call and sign up for. The goal is to have all the pens usable by the middle of July. Weekend work parties will be on March 1 & 2, March 8 & 9 and March 15 & 16. Volunteers should contact Chris White at 360-807-6211 a day or two before coming down for the first time.
  • Volunteers needed to facilitate access for elk hunts near Mount St. Helens. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking volunteers to participate in a cooperative effort that has provided hunters access to 250,000 acres of private timberlands near Mount St. Helens in the last six years. As in previous years, the Weyerhaeuser Company is prepared to give hunters holding special elk permits additional motorized access to a large portion of the St. Helens Tree Farm if enough volunteers can be found to ensure a safe and orderly hunt. WDFW is seeking dozens of volunteers to help in that effort during special elk-permit seasons scheduled from September through January. Key tasks for volunteers include orienting hunters, staffing access points and maintaining safety buffers between hunters and active Weyerhaeuser operations.

    To participate in the St. Helens Land Access Program, volunteers can sign up online or at the WDFW Region 5 Office, 2108 S.E. Grand Boulevard, Vancouver, WA (360-696-6211).

    Participants will be required to attend one of three orientation sessions, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

    • Aug. 22 – Natural Resources Building in Olympia, Room 172, 1111 Washington St. S.E.
    • Sept. 25 – WDFW Regional Office in Vancouver, 2108 Grand Blvd.
    • Oct. 24 – Cowlitz Public Utility District Office, 961 12th Ave., Longview.

    Volunteer organizations, led by the Southwest Washington Land Access Coalition, have secured funding to reimburse volunteers for mileage accrued for participating in the program. Other partners in the program include Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Cowlitz Game & Anglers, Yacolt Burn Sportsmen Club, Washington State Archer Association, Eyes In the Woods, Vancouver Wildlife League and the Washington State Bowhunters. The partnership between WDFW, Weyerhaeuser and the volunteer organizations is designed to expand hunter access to areas of the St. Helens Tree Farm that lie within Game Management Units 520 (Winston), 524 (Margaret), 550 (Coweeman) and 556 (Toutle).

  • Repairing Road Restriction Signs and Installing New Ones – Lone Butte Restricted Area (Gifford Pinchot National Forest)
    Date: August 23rd 2014 @10:00am
    Number Of Volunteers Needed: (No limit)

    This is not a fund raising activity nor a solicitation for members… for any organizations.
    We will be meeting at 10:00AM at the Rush Creek Snow Camp at the corner of Meadow Creek Road and NF6507. This location, is above Carson Washington… approximately 90 min from Portland.

    We will remove the standing signs and take them down. We will install new signs (Duplication of existing ones) at the various gates, securing the Lone Butte Vehicle Restricted Area.

    We will need to router and carve the new signs, and put in new pressure treated posts with cement support. We will stain the new signs and the pressure washed old ones. We will be taking photos and possibly posting them on the RMEF newsletter. Please bring appropriate dress gear for the weather conditions. Bring hotdogs, sausages, or burger for the lunch BBQ.
    Contact Information: Adam Trantham ADAMTRAN98664@YAHOO.COM 360-521-5614
  • WDFW Habitat Program is seeking volunteers for the Oregon Spotted Frog Egg Mass Surveys at Conboy Lake NWR
    How to sign up: You may sign up for the weekend surveys online at http://www.doodle.com/k8f3uw52i2teqt4g and select the dates that work best for you. Please send me your contact information in case of a schedule change. Most volunteers participate on the weekends, but if you would like to volunteer during the week, please let me know. Volunteer registration forms will be provided on site.

    Survey Meeting Time & Place:
    We meet at the refuge parking lot at 9AM on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. We typically survey until 5PM, but you do not have to commit to the entire day. Training is provided on site.

    Directions to Conboy Lake NWR

What to bring:

  1. Warm layers, hat & gloves
  2. Raingear to keep you dry
  3. Polarized sunglasses; this increases visibility and reduces glare off the surface of the water so that you can spot egg masses more easily
  4. Chest waders if you have them. If you don’t, please contact me with your shoe size
  5. Food & water for the day; please pack this with you, as we typically break for lunch in the field
  6. Binoculars and camera are nice for wildlife viewing & photo opportunities

Schedule change: Please let me know if you need to cancel or reschedule. If you need to notify me of a last minute cancellation, or contact me during the surveys, you can reach me (or leave a message) at the refuge bunkhouse at 509-364-3713. Please note that cell phone service is intermittent and unreliable from Hwy 141 to the refuge.

Weekend lodging: Please contact me if you need lodging on weekend days (Friday and/or Saturday nights) while you are volunteering.  The USFWS sponsors shared cabins at the Mt. Adams Lodge at the Flying L Ranch in Glenwood, WA (for directions and additional info about the lodge, see http://www.mt-adams.com ). The shared cabins have a kitchen with stove, microwave, fridge, and dishes/utensils/cookware. Bedding & towels are provided. If you are staying overnight at the lodge, you can opt to have breakfast (vegetarian options available) for $5 (cash only). Let me know if you’d like to sign up for the breakfast.

Saturday night potlucks at the Conboy Lake NWR bunkhouse: We hold potlucks every Saturday night at 6:00PM after surveys. If you plan to stay overnight, please join us, and bring something to share. The only exception is March 17th, when we attend the Fireman’s Fundraiser that is held in town at Glenwood High School. This is a turkey dinner that costs about $9/person (cash only). There are plenty of vegetarian options available.

Other amenities in Glenwood, WA:

  • Glenwood General Store (convenience store, now offers free Wi-Fi)
  • Shade Tree Inn (restaurant/motel/convenience store/gas station)
  • Please note that cell phone service is very intermittent throughout the area.

If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Hicks at 360-902-2544 or tiffany.hicks@dfe.wa.gov

  • Habitat Restoration at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Restoration volunteer work days on the Refuge are open to all. To sign up or get on the Refuge notice list, contact: Josie Finley (360) 887-4106, jose_finley@fws.gov. Special days can also be arranged for groups. For more information click here for our current flyer.
  • StreamTeam, Vancouver, Washington
    The StreamTeam is a volunteer driven, stream restoration and environmental education program. Each year over 800 team members come together to plant native trees, provide environmental education and monitor streams and wildlife. All of the training and supplies are provided for a great day outdoors! Please contact Lisa Beranek for more information about our year round activities at (360) 992-8585, StreamTeam@clarkpud.com or visit our website at www.StreamTeam.net.
  • Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Call for Volunteers!
    Volunteer Training for Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge offers plenty of volunteer options to suit your needs and interests. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to Environmental Education – Help lead visitors and school groups in nature activities and hikes on the Refuge, Cultural Education – Educate weekend visitors and school groups about the replica Plankhouse and the local cultural history, Habitat Restoration Track and remove invasive plants and help restore wildlife habitat and native plant communities, and Refuge Guide – Greet and inform visitors about the Refuge. For more information visit the website at http://www.fws.gov/ridgefieldrefuges/ridgefield/getinvolved.html or contact Josie Finley at (360) 887-4106 or josie_finley@fws.gov.
  • Assistance at the Bob Oke State Pheasant Farm in Centralia (360-807-6211)
  • Columbia Gorge - Get involved in waterfowl habitat restoration work! Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge is looking for volunteers to help restore wetlands and waterways crucial to increasing diminished waterfowl populations. Scheduling of work times is highly flexible. Projects include mowing/trimming, invasive plant removal and trail maintenance. Gloves and equipment provided. Please bring water and bug spray. Closed-toe shoes and long pants strongly recommended. General location is on Highway 14 East, just east of Washougal, Washington at Gibbons Creek Wildlife Trailhead. Get detailed directions at: http://www.fws.gov/ridgefieldrefuges/steigerwaldlake/. Contact Orlanda Kleimenhagen at: okleimenhagen@gmail.com or (360) 508-5627.
  • Volunteers are needed for the Eyes In The Woods Wildlife Program in Region Six, and Check Station Program in Regions Three, Five, and Six as part of their Property Watch Land Access Program. Check stations are a valuable tool for wildlife management, assisting in the collection of biological data-gathering for our deer and elk populations. Volunteer efforts will include attending a training, signup for one or more dates/locations, travel to/from station sites, setup, collect data from hunters and their harvested game, tear down, cleanup, and the completion of forms. For more information or to sign up contact EITW Wildlife Director John Arnold at (360) 520-4330, www.eyesinthewoods.org.
  • Volunteers are needed for the Eyes In The Woods Property Watch Program in Regions Three, Five, and Six. Eyes In the Woods Directors are collaborating with multiple local conservation/sport organizations, business owners, private landowners, timber companies, WDFW staff, and the media with the goal of opening private lands for outdoor recreational uses, primarily hunting and fishing. Participating volunteers are required to travel to gates/key control locations and stay at said locations during hunting hours. These control locations are designed to detour hunters from active logging areas, open gates and be an information source. Volunteer participation also includes installing signage materials placed at strategic access locations, land cleanup projects, and to act as a deterrent for poaching, dumping, vandalism, and other crimes. For more information or to sign up contact EITW Land Access Director Tony Wells at (360) 480-6689, www.eyesinthewoods.org.

Region 6

  • Assistance is needed at the Bob Oke State Pheasant Farm in Centralia. The Bob Oke Game Farm was recently hit with 6 inches of wet, heavy snow that caused significant damage to many of the flight pens. This was despite the efforts of the manager and a few volunteers who worked into the night and managed to save some of the most critical areas. The farm produces 38-40,000 birds each year for our western Washington pheasant release program. As a result of the recent damage, we are in need of a significant amount of volunteer labor to assist with repairs over the next several months. We are estimating that 48% of the bird rearing area is damaged or unusable. Fortunately most of the posts are intact which will allow us to use existing materials to staple, hog ring, and brace the flight pens back up to a usable structure. The game farm is capable of supplying materials needed for the project. Boots, rain gear, and a good work ethic is all that is required. We are flexible on dates and times. Our core work hours are Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm. For those that cannot come during the week, we have 3 scheduled weekend work parties that people can call and sign up for. The goal is to have all the pens usable by the middle of July. Weekend work parties will be on March 1 & 2, March 8 & 9 and March 15 & 16. Volunteers should contact Chris White at 360-807-6211 a day or two before coming down for the first time.
  • Volunteers are needed to help herd/haze elk in Buckley. The time frame when the herding/hazing is needed will be from 2200 hours to 0400 hours. If anyone is interested, please contact the WDFW Region 6 office in Montesano at 360-249-4628.
  • Volunteers are needed to assist Region 6 staff on private lands access and other cooperative projects. Our main goal of the projects listed below is to improve relations with the Landowner to maintain or improve public access for Fishing and Hunting. The projects listed below are ongoing and work parties will be scheduled based on volunteer availability.

    1. Need Volunteers to haze geese near South Bend Washington ASAP. Prefer to have Master Hunters who live in the area assist on this project
    2. Need Volunteers to help clean up illegal dump sites. This is an ongoing project in cooperation with landowners to maintain public access. Volunteers are advised to call the contact listed below to get on a call list and or to schedule times when they are available. If a group of Master Hunters are interested in working a cleanup WDFW staff will attempt to work with them to schedule a cleanup. There is a great need in the region to clean up many areas. In some cases these areas where opened to motorized public access this year and some garbage has accumulated. We would like to target these areas to show the timber companies that hunters and fisherman will help them take care of their lands in return for access.
    3. Need Volunteers to assist in maintaining cooperative road closures.
    4. Developing a list of volunteers interested in helping locate and GPS dump sites and illegal ORV trails for an industrial timberland owner.

    For more information or to sign up please contact Scott Harris, 360-249-4628 ext. 234, scott.harris@dfw.wa.gov

  • Volunteers are needed to assist with WDFW Vessel Operations Program, including repair, maintenance, and operations participation at the Tumwater Patrol Shop, and in Grays Harbor and Thurston counties. Typical work includes maintenance, general cleaning, bottom sanding, bottom painting, restorations, fabrication work, rigging, wiring, sea trials, crewing/deckhand, transport, and trailer maintenance (brake service, restoration, and repairs). Estimated twenty hours of work per week from June through September. Contact Lt. Dan O’Hagan, daniel.ohagan@dfw.wa.gov, (360) 268-0623, cell: (360) 580-2558.
  • Volunteers are needed for grounds maintenance work at the WDFW Tumwater Fish and Wildlife Patrol Shop and Fleet Storage Yard. Typical work will include grounds maintenance, mowing, trimming of shrubs, and litter clean-up. Estimated eight hours of work per week from June through September. Contact Lt. Dan O’Hagan, daniel.ohagan@dfw.wa.gov, (360) 268-0623, cell: (360) 580-2558.
  • Volunteers are needed for the Eyes In The Woods Wildlife Program in Region Six, and Check Station Program in Regions Three, Five, and Six as part of their Property Watch Land Access Program. Check stations are a valuable tool for wildlife management, assisting in the collection of biological data-gathering for our deer and elk populations. Volunteer efforts will include attending a training, signup for one or more dates/locations, travel to/from station sites, setup, collect data from hunters and their harvested game, tear down, cleanup, and the completion of forms. For more information or to sign up contact EITW Wildlife Director John Arnold at (360) 520-4330, www.eyesinthewoods.org .
  • Volunteers are needed for the Eyes In The Woods Property Watch Program in Regions Three, Five, and Six. Eyes In the Woods Directors are collaborating with multiple local conservation/sport organizations, business owners, private landowners, timber companies, WDFW staff, and the media with the goal of opening private lands for outdoor recreational uses, primarily hunting and fishing. Participating volunteers are required to travel to gates/key control locations and stay at said locations during hunting hours. These control locations are designed to detour hunters from active logging areas, open gates and be an information source. Volunteer participation also includes installing signage materials placed at strategic access locations, land cleanup projects, and to act as a deterrent for poaching, dumping, vandalism, and other crimes. For more information or to sign up contact EITW Land Access Director Tony Wells at (360) 480-6689, www.eyesinthewoods.org.