WDFW Officials To Discuss Wolf Management Oct. 14 In Lynnwood

OLYMPIA – The public will have an opportunity to discuss wolf management with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) leaders during a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Lynnwood.
The meeting will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 1EF of the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.
WDFW officials will provide information on recent wolf attacks on livestock in the state, and on the packs involved in those incidents – the Huckleberry pack in Stevens County and the Profanity Peak pack in Ferry County.
WDFW’s actions to protect sheep this summer from the Huckleberry pack are described in a question-and-answer document on the department’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/gray_wolf/huckleberry_faq.html.
WDFW officials also confirmed recently that wolves were responsible for killing a cow and calf at a cattle grazing site in Ferry County, within the range of the newly discovered Profanity Peak pack. WDFW wildlife conflict specialists continue to monitor that situation.
In 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed gray wolves from the federal list of endangered species in the eastern third of the state, but the species is still protected under Washington state law. The state Wolf Conservation and Management Plan and state laws set the parameters for responding to wolf predation on livestock.
The department has also established a Wolf Advisory Group that provides input to the department on wolf plan implementation. More information on that group is available on WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/about/advisory/wag/.

October 8, 2014

Public Open House On Options To Improve Traffic At SR 3/ SR 304

BREMERTON – Commuters, residents, and local businesses that rely on State Routes 3 and 304 in Bremerton are invited to learn more about proposed alternatives to help relieve traffic congestion.

The Washington State Department of Transportation will host an open house at the Kitsap Square Dance Association Dance Hall. Participants will see options being explored and give input on WSDOT ideas to improve traffic flow at the SR 3/SR 304 interchange.

No formal presentation will be provided. Attendees are welcome to come and go at their leisure during the three-hour event.

What: Congestion relief open house
When: 4 p.m. -7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Where: Kitsap Square Dance Association Dance Hall
6800 W. Belfair Valley Road
Bremerton, WA 98312

Accommodation requests for people with disabilities can be made by contacting the WSDOT Diversity/ADA Affairs team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling toll-free, 855-362-4ADA (232). Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may make a request by calling the Washington State Relay at 711.

Hanford Reach Steelhead Fishery Opens Early For Hatchery Steelhead Retention

Hanford Reach steelhead fishery opens early for retention of any hatchery steelhead; additional area opened upstream to Priest Rapids Dam

Action:     Open the Columbia River to retention of any hatchery steelhead between the Highway 395 Bridge at Pasco and Priest Rapids Dam

Species affected:  Hatchery steelhead

Locations and Dates:

      Area 1: Highway 395 Bridge upstream to old Hanford townsite wooden powerline towers; Oct. 8, 2014 – Oct. 31, 2014.

      Area 2:  Old Hanford townsite wooden powerline towers to Vernita Bridge; Oct. 8 - Oct. 22, 2014.

      Area 3:  Vernita Bridge to Priest Rapids Dam; Oct. 8 – Oct. 22, 2014 and Nov. 27, 2014 – until further notice.

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Harstine Island Community Club - Second One Hundred Years Building Fund

The Community Club of Harstine Island has launched an ambitious effort to create a fund to serve expansion needs for its second one hundred years. The Club, with its locally iconic 100-year old Hall, anticipates that the population of the Island will continue to grow and that, eventually, additional meeting and recreational space will be required. No thought is being given at this time to replacing the hall, which is a wonderful vestige of the Island’s history, but the time will very likely come sometime in the second hundred years when, in order to accommodate more people and more activities, the hall may need to be expanded or replaced. The idea is to get a running start to position the Club for decisions that may not be taken for some time yet. A decision to use the funds will require a two-thirds affirmative vote of both the Club Board and the membership at large.

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