Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission “establishes policies to preserve, protect, and perpetuate fish, wildlife, and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities compatible with healthy and diverse fish and wildlife populations. The Commission consists of nine governor-appointed members that serve six-year terms, hold meetings and hearings around the state and offer opportunities for the public to weigh in on fish and wildlife issues. Commission appointees are subject to confirmation by the state Senate. Members are official upon appointment and serve as voting members while awaiting Senate confirmation. The Commission must include three members from west of the Cascade Mountains, three members from east of the Cascade Mountains and three ‘at-large’ members who may reside anywhere in the state. No two Commission members may reside in the same county.”

As of mid-2021, 4 members are consumptive users and 4 seats are occupied by men.


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 


Funding Sources

†† Minor Other (no source ≥10%)

Source: https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/administration/budget/operating