WDFW Seeks Public Comment – deadline Mid-July

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comment on its recommendations for the management of "riparian ecosystems" (Volume 2) along the banks of rivers and streams throughout the state

Riparian Ecosystems, Volume 2: Management Recommendations

WDFW recently completed the first volume of the set, which summarizes the current science and was reviewed before publication by the Washington State Academy of Sciences, online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01987. Volume 2 builds on the science summarized in the first volume to help local governments, farmers, and other land managers most effectively protect the areas along streams and rivers that support salmon and other fish and wildlife species. The new document updates and expands recommendations initially published in 1997 (https://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/00029/) and reflects input from WDFW stakeholders and tribal natural resource agencies.

"The department plays an important role in supporting conservation efforts by property owners, conservation groups, local governments, and tribes throughout the state. The updated Riparian Ecosystems documents reflect our ongoing commitment to science-based management and conservation." – Terra Rentz, WDFW Ecosystem Services Manager

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