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Invasive Northern Pike Threatens Washington Waters
Invasive Northern Pike Threatens Washington Waters
Invasive Northern Pike Threatens Washington Waters
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) recently removed 22 northern pike from Carefree Lake on San Juan Island in response to illegal introductions of this invasive species. These aggressive predators pose significant threats to local ecosystems and endangered salmon, prompting swift action from WDFW to mitigate their impact.
WDFW Seeks Comments On 2023 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
WDFW Seeks Comments On 2023 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
WDFW Seeks Comments On 2023 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
According to the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife, fishery managers have developed options for the state’s ocean salmon fisheries that reflect improved forecasts for some key Columbia River Chinook stocks.  This also marks the 2nd consecutive year of large forecasts for hatchery coho returning to the Columbia River.  The Pacific F...
WDFW: Wolves Found Dead In Stevens County Were Poisoned
WDFW: Wolves Found Dead In Stevens County Were Poisoned
WDFW: Wolves Found Dead In Stevens County Were Poisoned
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and a host of conservation organizations are offering a reward of $51,400 to anyone with information about the illegal killing of six wolves in Stevens County.  WDFW investigators say the wolves, all from the Wedge Pack, were poisoned earlier this year.  Fi...
Invasive European Green Crabs Found In Washington Waters
Invasive European Green Crabs Found In Washington Waters
Invasive European Green Crabs Found In Washington Waters
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced late last week the deployment of emergency measures to control invasive European green crabs on the Washington Coast and at sites within the Salish Sea is well underway.  This includes the implementation of an Incident Command System to facilitate statewide coordination between various agencies, tribes, and partners. ...
Susewind Oks Lethal Removal Of Togo Pack Wolves
Susewind Oks Lethal Removal Of Togo Pack Wolves
Susewind Oks Lethal Removal Of Togo Pack Wolves
On Monday, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind authorized the lethal removal of one to two wolves from the Togo pack. The move is in response to repeated depredations of cattle on private grazing lands in Ferry County ...
Washington’s Wolf Population Continues To Increase
Washington’s Wolf Population Continues To Increase
Washington’s Wolf Population Continues To Increase
Washington’s wolf population continued to grow in 2021, marking the 13th consecutive year where the population demonstrated a year-over-year increased. According to the 2021 annual wolf report the population increased 16% to 206 wolves in 33 packs across the state. Fis ...
Prescribed Burns Scheduled For Eastern Washington
Prescribed Burns Scheduled For Eastern Washington
Prescribed Burns Scheduled For Eastern Washington
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has scheduled a host of prescribed burns for the eastern portion of the state for the month of April. The burns will take place on WDFW wildlife areas in an effort to reduce the risk of future wildfires as well as reduce the severity of wildfires when they occur ...

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