Wildlife Area Management Plans

WDFW is developing new plans for 33 wildlife areas

The Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) manages nearly 1 million acres of land, divided into 33 wildlife management areas.  These lands help protect the state's critical fish and wildlife habitat, provide recreation opportunities for the public, and include nearly all species and habitats found in Washington.  

Each area is guided by a management plan that addresses the status of wildlife species and their habitat, habitat restoration, public recreation, weed management, and other activities to meet the department's mission of mission of preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems. Plans are revised periodically to reflect current conditions and the progress of past activities, and to identify new management priorities and actions.

WDFW involves citizens on advisory committees that help develop each management plan and provide feedback throughout the planning process.

For more information about the multi-year wildlife area planning effort, contact Lauri Vigue at 360-902-2549 or lauri.vigue@dfw.wa.gov

WDFW Wildlife Areas
Click on the Wildlife Area name to view more information Whatcom Skagit North Olympic Snoqualmie Olympic Johns River Chehalis South Puget Sound Scatter Creek Cowlitz Mount Saint Helens Shillapoo Sinlahekin Methow Wells Scotch Creek Sherman Creek Le Clerc Chelan Beebe Springs Swanson Lakes Revere Sagebrush Flat Colockum L.T. Murray Wenas Oak Creek Klickitat Columbia Basin Sunnyside-Snake River W.T. Wooten Asotin Creek Chief Joseph

  Photo of two grouse in sage brush.
  Swanson Lakes
Management Plan Development Process

WDFW is kicking off the planning effort by developing a new management plan for the Swanson Lakes, Reardan Audubon Lake, and Revere wildlife areas in Eastern Washington. Learn more >>

Wildlife Area Management Plans

Blue Mountain
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2007
Includes: Asotin, Chief Joseph
& Wooten Wildlife Areas

See Also:
W.T. Wooten Floodplain Management Plan

Chelan
Updates: 2014 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Chiliwist
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Colockum
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Columbia Basin
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2007

Cowlitz
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Driscoll Island
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Klickitat
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2007

LeClerc Creek
Updates: 2009 | 2008 | 2007
2009 update includes LeClerc and Sherman Creek Wildlife Areas

L.T. Murray
Updates: 2012 | 2010

Methow
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Mt. St. Helens
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

North Olympic
Updates: 2012

Oak Creek
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2007

Olympic-Willapa Hills
Updates: 2014 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
Includes: Chehalis, Johns River
& Olympic Wildlife Areas

Sagebrush Flat
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Scotch Creek
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Sherman Creek
Updates: 2014 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
2009-12 updates include LeClerc and Sherman Creek Wildlife Areas

Shillapoo
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Sinlahekin
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Skagit
Updates: 2014 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Snoqualmie
Updates: 2014 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

South Puget Sound
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
Includes: Scatter Creek Wildlife Area

Sunnyside/Snake River
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2007

Swanson Lakes
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Wells
Updates: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Wenas (DRAFT)
Updates: 2012 | 2010

Whatcom
Updates: 2014 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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Whatcom Skagit North Olympic Snoqualmie Olympic Johns River Chehalis South Puget Sound Scatter Creek Cowlitz Mount Saint Helens Shillapoo Sinlahekin Methow Wells Scotch Creek Sherman Creek Le Clerc Chelan Beebe Springs Swanson Lakes Revere Sagebrush Flat Colockum L.T. Murray Wenas Oak Creek Klickitat Columbia Basin Sunnyside-Snake River W.T. Wooten Asotin Creek Chief Joseph