Jobs at WDFW Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
We offer professional development opportunities, including formal and informal training and conference attendance. We offer a diverse range of job opportunities, whether you're a biologist, law enforcement officer, administrator, recent graduate, or if you just share our passion for Washington's wildlife. We operate six regional offices and
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Become a WDFW officer Washington Department of Fish
(2 days ago) Become a WDFW officer. Let your career lead you into the mountains, along the banks of a winding river, or deep into the woods. Whether you are just entering the world of law enforcement or a seasoned officer looking for a new assignment, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police are looking for candidates with a passion for
Entry-level applicants Washington Department of Fish
(4 days ago) Entry-level applicants. If you’re looking to get your start in law enforcement and want to protect Washington’s unique fish and wildlife, patrol the state’s deepest woods and waters, and proactively engage with the public, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Police may be the place for you. Before you apply, take a look
Lateral applicants Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
(1 days ago) Phase 1. Apply and schedule a test date with Public Safety Testing (select the "Lateral" option) Complete the Law Enforcement Exam and Physical Fitness Ability test. Chief's interview (scheduled as needed) Suitability assessment screening. Background investigation. Phase 2. …
Minimum qualifications and disqualifiers Washington
(5 days ago) Minimum qualifications (All applicants) U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident. 21 years of age or older. Able to read and speak English. No felony convictions. At least 20/40 vision (corrected or uncorrected) Must have or be able to obtain a Washington state driver’s license. Additional requirements (Entry-level applicants only)
Preparing for the oral panel Washington Department of
(3 days ago) Take a ridealong. Candidates may request a ride with a Fish and Wildlife officer by contacting our dispatch center at 360-902-2936. Choose option 2 or 3, and tell the communications officer that you wish to schedule a ridealong in preparation for the Oral Panel Exam. A background check is required prior to a candidate taking a ridealong.
Information for employees Washington Department of Fish
(6 days ago) These messages will reflect current information about impacted WDFW work locations and inform employees whether and where to report to work. The Regional Offices are responsible for reporting on any work sites or facilities located within that region. Region 1 (509) 892-7855. Region 2 (509) 754-4624 Ext: 214. Region 3 (509) 457-9300.
2021-22 Washington fishing regulations now available
(9 days ago) The annual Washington Fishing Rules Pamphlet is now available online for the coming year, detailing fishing rules and regulations for the state’s many lakes, rivers, and marine areas from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
Watchable Wildlife Grant Program Washington Department
(8 days ago) Watchable wildlife or wildlife viewing is a recreational activity of observing animals or signs of animals in their habitats (e.g. tracks, nests, scat). This includes exploring habitat in person or online to better understand wildlife. WDFW’s Watchable Wildlife Program as defined by RCW 77.32.560 includes but is not limited to: Initiating
WDFW Enforcement Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
(7 days ago) WDFW Enforcement. For statewide Enforcement related questions or to report a violation or dangerous wildlife please contact the WILDCOMM Communications Center at [email protected]wa.gov or 360-902-2936 Option 1. The mission of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Program is to protect our natural resources and the public we
2021 Road Access Entry Program for Hunters with
(8 days ago) The Road Access Entry Program provides access to hunters with lower extremity mobility disabilities into areas with fewer barriers and vehicle distraction. This is a cooperative effort between the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO), Department of Natural Resources (DNR), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), private timber companies, and …
Washington’s fish & wildlife mean business and jobs
(2 days ago) billion for the state’s economy and supports more than 60,000 jobs. Many of those jobs are in rural communities, where restaurants, motels, gas stations, convenience stores and sporting goods stores rely on outdoor recreation to keep their cash registers ringing. “Fishing gear is a …
How to find a licensed wildlife rehabilitator Washington
(Just Now) How to find a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. If you have found a wild animal in need of care, call a rehabilitator as soon as possible and follow their instructions. Do not attempt to treat or raise a wild animal yourself – it’s illegal. Wildlife species differ widely …
Publications Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
(2 days ago) Publications. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife produces hundreds of documents annually, outlining fish, wildlife, and lands management, scientific research, guidance for homeowners, local governments, and contractors, harvest summaries, and other materials.
HPA application process Washington Department of Fish
(8 days ago) The fastest way to get an HPA is to submit your application through APPS online. APPS will walk you through the steps to apply for an HPA. Your review process begins once we receive your complete application. You can even track your application throughout the review process. You may submit a hard copy of the JARPA form or simplified application
Economic Analysis of the Non-Treaty Commercial and
(8 days ago) Of the jobs supported by recreational anglers, state residents accounted for more than 90 percent of the spending that supports these jobs. While the spending by non-resident anglers contributes to the tourism economy in Washington State, spending by resident anglers serves to direct discretionary consumer spending toward fishing-related goods
Teanaway River Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
(7 days ago) Teanaway River. Recreate responsibly to protect yourself, others, and the outdoors. Head NW on Exit 85 toward Sunset Hwy, merge onto highway, turn right at WA 970, turn Left on Masterson Rd, slight right at Red Bridge Rd. Access on right before bridge.
General contact information Washington Department of
(1 days ago) Contact Fish and Wildlife Commission. Phone 360-902-2267. Fax. Email Commission Contact Form. Contact Habitat Program. Phone 360-902-2534. Fax 360-902-2946. Email [email protected]wa.gov. Contact - Emergency Hydraulic Project Approval Hotline.
Estuary and Salmon Restoration Program Washington
(Just Now) The 2021-23 ESRP appropriation was passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Inslee, providing $15,708,000 for nearshore restoration investments. This provides funding for dozens of projects across Puget Sound as well as the Shore Friendly program. For more details, download the 2021-23 investment plan or the more comprehensive 2021 ESRP
Fishing & Shellfishing Washington Department of Fish
(7 days ago) Fishing & Shellfishing. Some of the best fishing opportunities in the nation are available in Washington. From fly-fishing for bass and trout on freshwater lakes and streams east of the Cascades to trolling for salmon along the coast to crabbing in Puget Sound, Washington offers a diverse and unique outdoors experience. Find the experience that
Backyard Wildlife Photo Contest Washington Department of
(5 days ago) Backyard Wildlife Photo Contest. Join us in celebrating backyard wildlife this spring and summer by sharing your best photos of animals, habitats, or landscapes from your property or neighborhood. Share your backyard wildlife photo with WDFW . For 10 weeks …
Fishing license endorsements Washington Department of
(9 days ago) Fishing license endorsements. Puget Sound Dungeness crab endorsement: This endorsement can be added to an annual combination or shellfish/seaweed license for a fee of $8.75 (or $3.80 for a 1-3 day Combination license) and allows you to harvest Puget Sound Dungeness crab. Separate catch record cards are required and come free with the endorsement.
Puget Sound Dungeness crab catch record card Washington
(4 days ago) Every Dungeness crab fisher plays a vital role in ensuring that sustainable fishing opportunities continue into the future. In addition to knowing and following the fishing rules, one of the most important responsibilities crabbers have as stewards of the resource is to comply with catch record card (CRC) requirements. Fishery managers rely on catch information provided by fishers to manage
WDFW Weekender Report Washington Department of Fish
(2 days ago) Baker Lake in Whatcom County also open for sockeye salmon fishing starting July 10. Bass Week: This year’s Bass Week is July 12-16, where we’ll highlight some of the best bass waters in Washington and provide fishing and tackle tips. Puget Sound crab: Puget Sound summer crab-fishing seasons get underway July 1 in most marine areas.
Philippa Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
(7 days ago) The route into Philippa is not a maintained trail. It can be overgrown and hard to follow. Even experienced off trail hikers can have difficulties finding their way up this old boot tread if they can find it at all. Stong navigation skills and the proper equipment to navigate, map compass and altimeter, are strongly recommended. Once the boot tread is found from the end of the road (see
Shellfishing regulations Washington Department of Fish
(2 days ago) Shellfishing regulations. For bivalve season information, please see the 2021 Puget Sound clam, mussel, and oyster season guide. A list of the tides in the Puget Sound region that favor good harvest results can be found in the 2021 best clam and oyster harvest tides chart.
Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Policy Position on
(Just Now) Adopted: August 21, 2020 Washington State expects a $9 billion shortfall in state tax revenue over the next three fiscal years (SFY2021 and 2021-23 biennium) associated with the devastating impacts of COVID-19. In order to prepare for this expected shortfall, the Governor’s Office requested cabinet agencies to submit budget options that would reduce their State General Fund …
Fishing in Washington: 2020-2021 Sportfishing Rules
(8 days ago) This pamphlet is effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 and contains information you need to legally fish throughout Washington State. Be sure to check for emergency fishing rule changes before heading out!
Catch record card Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
(4 days ago) You are still required you report your catch information by the due date, even if you lost your card. If you no longer have your card, mail the information requested below to: WDFW CRC Unit. PO Box 43142. Olympia, WA 98504-3142. Or send the catch report by e-mail to: [email protected]wa.gov.
Miscellaneous commercial licenses Washington Department
(3 days ago) Call WDFW Commercial Licensing for more information on Aquatic Farm Registrations 360-902-2464. Commercial Harvesting and Cultivating on Private Land (Dept. of Health) This brochure describes other state and local licenses or permits you may need to commercially harvest or cultivate shellfish in Washington, and what you must do to meet Tribal
Killer whale (orca) conservation and management
(6 days ago) Classified as an endangered species, Southern Resident killer whales are a beloved icon of the Pacific Northwest, holding significant cultural value to native tribes. In addition, the whale-watching industry contributes up to $60 million per year to Washington's economy and supports hundreds of jobs in the Puget Sound region.
Baker Lake Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
(2 days ago) Six miles northeast of Concrete. Open to fishing from the 4th Saturday in April to October 31. Fishing in this Baker River reservoir can be excellent for kokanee in April, May, and June and again in the fall. There is a six-inch minimum, 18-inch maximum size limit on trout and kokanee. An expanding sockeye population may provide frequent fishing opportunities in the future. The duration and
Commission adopts hydraulic code rules, hatchery policy
(8 days ago) The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission made decisions on a number of topics at its April 9 virtual meeting, including setting hunting seasons for 2021-23, adopting an updated hatchery policy, and establishing new rules to govern certain mineral prospecting in state waters. The Commission denied a petition to repeal restrictions on fishing from a floating vessel on a stretch of the Hoh River.
2020-2021 Furbearer Trapping Regulation Pamphlet
(8 days ago) Effective from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, both dates inclusive. The trapping season authorizes taking of furbearing animals for their hides and pelts only. Furbearers may not be taken from the wild and held alive for sale or personal use without a special permit pursuant to WAC 220-450-030. Any wildlife trapped for which the season is not
Master Hunter information and notices Washington
(6 days ago) In 2015, the Wildlife Program and the Master Hunter Advisory Group (MHAG) drafted and passed the Master Hunter Permit Program Strategic Plan. This strategic plan was developed by WDFW in conjunction with MHAG, and serves to direct agency and MHAG actions in the implementation and evolution of the Master Hunter program.
2021 Future Brood Document (2nd Draft) Washington
(8 days ago) The Future Brood Document (FBD) is a pre-season planning document for fish hatchery production in Washington State for the upcoming brood stock collection and fish rearing season (July 1 – June 30). The FBD is coordinated between WDFW, the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC), Puget Sound, Washington Coast and Columbia River treaty
Fish stocking and transport permits Washington
(Just Now) The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is committed to protecting the state's fish and fish habitats. A fish transport permit helps protect our native fish species, while a fish stocking permit helps ensure a safe, well-managed pond or lake by assessing potential impacts to species or habitats.
Bear Lake (Spokane County) Washington Department of Fish
(1 days ago) This lake is part of Bear Lake County Park off Highway US-2. This is a juvenile fishing rules lake: only juveniles (under age 15), senior anglers, or anglers with a disability who have a designated harvester companion card are allowed to fish. This lake has largemouth bass, perch, and rainbow trout. Bear Lake is stocked annually with broodstock, put-grow-and-take, and catchable size rainbows.
North Hoodsport Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
(7 days ago) North Hoodsport is accessible by boat only. There is no upland access to this beach. Harvest profile Not much is known about the clam populations on North Hoodsport beach, and most of the beach is rocky, but there are reports of native littleneck clams, Manila clams, and butter clams in pockets of
Yellow-billed cuckoo Washington Department of Fish
(4 days ago) Description and Range. Physical description. The yellow-billed cuckoo is about 12 inches in length. This bird is brownish above and white below. The beak is yellow, hence the species’ name. The underside of the tail feathers has a bold black and white pattern. Ecology and life history. Yellow-billed cuckoos display a strong preference for