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WDFW Receives $27 Million in Funding from Legislature

Posted on Mar 16, 2020 in Conservation News, WA Wild Blog

Photo courtesy of Elisa Rogers

The Washington State Legislature has provided the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) with $27 million from the State General Fund in the supplemental operating budget, which will fully fund the Department’s core services through June of 2021 and allocate significant resources for new work.  

Washington Wild joined over 60 different organizations representing the conservation, fishing, hunting, and recreation communities in supporting the Department’s budget. The coalition statement, organized by Conservation Northwest, called on the Washington State Legislature to appropriate all of the $26 million in operating funds requested for the coming fiscal year by the WDFW to conserve fish and wildlife and sustain a robust outdoor economy.