Director’s Bulletin | November/December 2021

A drake and hen blue-winged teal flying
A drake and hen blue-winged teal take to the skies over the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo credit Larry James)

Don’t let the gloomy weather hem you in

A fisher, a housecat-sized member of the weasel family, is released by WDFW, the National Park Service and other non-profit and tribal partners in late-November 2021 at Olympic National Park. (Photo credit NPS)

Fisher releases highlight value of collaboration

Bull elk and cow elk laying down in open field
Bull and cow elk at Oak Creek Wildlife Area (Photo credit Don Ashmore)

Cowiche land acquisition connects Oak Creek Wildlife Area units

Successful night of squidding at Point Defiance Marina

Weekender: squidding picks up, prime time for waterfowl hunting and Christmas bird counts

Head of large silver fish that has been caught with a fly laying in water to be released
Winter steelhead caught on the Bogachiel River near Forks, Washington (Photo credit Jeff Fong)

Difficult decisions for coastal steelhead conservation follow robust public engagement process

Burned vegetation with small green plants emerging in the foreground
Landscape on the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area six days after a prescribed burn, with vegetation already emerging.

Forest management practices benefit fish, wildlife, and people

Ocean Shores winter razor clam diggers (Photo credit Serni Solidarios)

Next round of razor clam digs confirmed for Washington coast

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