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Department of Fish and Wildlife

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The Department of Fish and Wildlife is state government’s principal steward of fish and wildlife resources. The Department administers programs that conserve native fish and wildlife, protect and enhance the environment, and provide recreational and commercial fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, and other sustainable opportunities for millions of Washington residents and visitors.

Agency Mission

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife serves Washington's citizens by protecting, restoring, and enhancing fish and wildlife and their habitats, while providing sustainable and wildlife related recreational and commercial opportunities.
Request 529,412,000
Net change from current biennium 72,289,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 15.8% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
130,365,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 117,159,414 130,365,000 141,876,000
505,000 Special Wildlife Account - Federal 197,159 505,000 517,000
5,001,000 Reg Fish Enhance Salmonid Recovery - Federal 2,236,790 5,001,000 5,001,000
63,918,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Private/Local 57,175,591 63,918,000 69,676,000
3,573,000 Special Wildlife Account - Private/Local 2,363,708 3,573,000 3,660,000
94,429,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 76,910,725 94,429,000 137,749,000
699,000 ORV & Nonhighway Account - State 408,532 699,000 701,000
10,423,000 Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account - State 11,327,000 10,423,000 11,879,000
3,118,000 Recreational Fisheries Enhancement - State 2,888,336 3,118,000 3,315,000
Disaster Response Account - State 606,601
2,660,000 Warm Water Game Fish Account - State 2,438,497 2,660,000 2,831,000
675,000 East Wash Pheasant Enhancement Acct - State 765,566 675,000 675,000
Aquatic Invasive Species Enf. Acct. - State 218,662
Aquatic Invasive Sp Prevention Acct - State 755,372
117,751,000 State Wildlife Account - State 112,723,195 117,751,000 126,854,000
250,000 250,000 Motor Vehicle Account - State 300,000
3,234,000 Special Wildlife Account - State 53,789 3,234,000 2,904,000
361,000 Wildlife Rehabilitation Account - State 240,508 361,000 361,000
Budget Stabilization Account - State 155,000
10,000 Ballast Water & Biofouling Mgt Acct - State 10,000 10,000
29,000 29,000 Hydraulic Project Approval Account - State 617,457
2,763,000 Environ Legacy Stewardship Account - State 2,813,989 2,763,000 2,953,000
1,120,000 Oil Spill Prevention Account - State 1,074,862 1,120,000 1,199,000
1,656,000 Aquatic Invasive Species Mngmt Acct - State 1,656,000 1,906,000
5,178,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 5,178,000 5,186,000
527,000 Oyster Reserve Land Account - State 394,909 527,000 524,000
325,000 325,000 Performance Audits of Government - State
448,570,000 604,000 Total Appropriated Funds 393,825,661 447,966,000 519,777,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(560,000) Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Reward - Nonappropriated 481,669 560,000 960,000
(134,000) WA Coast Crab Pot Buoy Tag Account - Nonappropriated 164,861 134,000 134,000
(478,000) Rockfish Research Account - Nonappropriated 445,805 478,000 497,000
(3,907,000) Col Riv Salmon/Steelhead Endrsmnt - Nonappropriated 3,444,336 3,907,000 3,054,000
(100,000) Wolf-Livestock Conflict Account - Nonappropriated 12,222 100,000 100,000
(2,033,000) Regional Fisheries Enhance Group - Nonappropriated 2,217,743 2,033,000 2,840,000
Fish and Wildlife Fed Lnds Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 100,000
(89,000) Coastal Crab Account - Nonappropriated 62,463 89,000 94,000
(42,000) Puget Sound Crab Pot Buoy Tag Acct - Nonappropriated 47,492 42,000 42,000
(1,814,000) Fish & Wildlife Equipment Revolving - Nonappropriated 2,932,083 1,814,000 1,814,000
711,541 711,541 Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 552,000
711,541 (8,445,459) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 10,360,674 9,157,000 9,635,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
31,879,808 (92,192) General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 7,801,331 31,972,000 27,004,000
2,000,000 Special Wildlife Account - Federal 2,000,000 2,000,000
2,350,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Private/Local 26,629 2,350,000 2,300,000
2,900,000 Special Wildlife Account - Private/Local 2,428 2,900,000 2,800,000
110,067,886 (5,700,114) State Building Construction Account - State 36,700,008 115,768,000 168,863,000
1,600,000 State Wildlife Account - State 537,012 1,600,000 2,000,000
150,797,694 (5,792,306) Total Appropriated Funds 45,067,408 156,590,000 204,967,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 206,804,562 203,057,100 85,099,359 258,982,000 270,430,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
42,321,005 11.7% (116,029,876) (28.7%) 241,255,541 83.7%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 1,759.5 1,745.0 1,748.3 1,572.3 1,563.7