Helping property owners protect fish

WDFW requests $2.5 million to support hydraulic project compliance program

Fish protections are key to conservation

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Construction projects in or near a waterbody require a Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA) from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA): A tool to protect fish and their habitats

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As part of an HPA compliance study project in Hood Canal, a WDFW biologist and contractor discuss possible solutions to compliance issues.

Compliance program helps promote good stewardship

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WDFW biologist performs compliance patrol of un-permitted projects on the shoreline of Hood Canal as part of a 2018 study project.

The department is requesting $2.5 million during this legislative session to help fund this work throughout the 2021–23 biennium budget.

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources.

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