When the HCP was initiated, WDFW formulated a comprehensive strategy to guide public involvement throughout development of the plan. Below are a number of ways to be involved in the HCP process.
WDFW held a series of public meetings across the state to introduce the Wildlife Areas HCP and receive early public input. Additional public meetings are being scheduled in fall 2010.
WDFW is committed to engaging the tribes of Washington, as well as tribes outside Washington with treaty rights in the state, on a government-to-government level throughout development of the HCPs. We have begun a dialogue and will continue to collaborate on technical and policy aspects of the WLA HCP.
Other public involvement opportunities
WDFW will engage existing stakeholder groups in the development of the HCP, primarily through the Wildlife Areas’ Citizen Advisory Groups (CAGs). For more information on how you can participate in these groups, please contact Jennifer Quan, Land Division Manager, at 360-902-2508.
Comments, Newsletters, Updates, etc.
HCP updates have been included in two issues of Land Line, an agency newsletter. Newsletters, as well as website updates, will continue to be used to keep the public and stakeholders informed about the HCP process.