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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 753,052,000
Net change from current biennium 63,193,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 9.2% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
140,234,000 (27,004,000) General Fund - Federal 114,365,971 167,238,000 186,284,000
517,000 (2,000,000) Special Wildlife Account - Federal 136,014 2,517,000 3,469,000
5,001,000 Reg Fish Enhance Salmonid Recovery - Federal 2,018,083 5,001,000 5,001,000
69,619,000 (1,863,000) General Fund - Private/Local 53,521,932 71,482,000 64,930,000
3,653,000 (2,680,000) Special Wildlife Account - Private/Local 1,936,477 6,333,000 6,421,000
161,487,000 General Fund - State 93,643,196 161,487,000 160,568,000
701,000 ORV & Nonhighway Account - State 699,000 701,000 646,000
11,873,000 Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account - State 10,423,000 11,873,000 12,175,000
3,333,000 Recreational Fisheries Enhancement - State 3,037,468 3,333,000 3,296,000
(122,461,000) State Building Construction Account - State 122,461,000 184,943,000
Disaster Response Account - State
2,825,000 Warm Water Game Fish Account - State 2,278,354 2,825,000 2,760,000
675,000 East Wash Pheasant Enhancement Acct - State 495,682 675,000 675,000
Aquatic Invasive Species Enf. Acct. - State
Aquatic Invasive Sp Prevention Acct - State
115,447,000 (2,000,000) Limited Fish and Wildlife Account - State 112,113,808 117,447,000 33,856,000
350,000 350,000 Motor Vehicle Account - State 246,556
2,904,000 Special Wildlife Account - State 1,131,562 2,904,000 2,891,000
361,000 Wildlife Rehabilitation Account - State 361,000 361,000 661,000
Budget Stabilization Account - State
10,000 Ballast Water & Biofouling Mgt Acct - State 9,123 10,000 10,000
Hydraulic Project Approval Account - State 178,290
Environ Legacy Stewardship Account - State 2,763,000
1,199,000 Oil Spill Prevention Account - State 1,107,407 1,199,000 1,161,000
1,906,000 Aquatic Invasive Species Mngmt Acct - State 1,491,097 1,906,000 1,025,000
2,947,000 Model Toxics Control Operating Acct - State 2,947,000 2,963,000
Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Acc - State 73,232,000
5,186,000 5,186,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 5,178,000
524,000 Oyster Reserve Land Account - State 269,412 524,000 524,000
Performance Audits of Government - State 325,000
530,752,000 (152,472,000) Total Appropriated Funds 407,729,430 683,224,000 747,491,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
(858,000) Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Reward - Nonappropriated 580,088 858,000 542,000
(306,000) WA Coast Crab Pot Buoy Tag Account - Nonappropriated 180,956 306,000 134,000
(497,000) Rockfish Research Account - Nonappropriated 419,587 497,000 488,000
Col Riv Salmon/Steelhead Endrsmnt - Nonappropriated 3,844,632
(100,000) Wolf-Livestock Conflict Account - Nonappropriated 16,675 100,000 100,000
(2,824,000) Regional Fisheries Enhance Group - Nonappropriated 2,037,570 2,824,000 2,271,000
(100,000) Fish and Wildlife Fed Lnds Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 100,000 100,000
(94,000) Coastal Crab Account - Nonappropriated 54,273 94,000 95,000
(42,000) Puget Sound Crab Pot Buoy Tag Acct - Nonappropriated 53,811 42,000 42,000
(1,814,000) Fish & Wildlife Equipment Revolving - Nonappropriated 1,837,981 1,814,000 1,789,000
1,157,464 1,157,464 Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 1,446,574
1,157,464 (5,477,536) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 10,472,146 6,635,000 5,561,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
22,533,480 22,533,480 General Fund - Federal 11,397,433
2,000,000 2,000,000 Special Wildlife Account - Federal 856,297
1,854,949 1,854,949 General Fund - Private/Local 1,495,051
2,596,580 2,596,580 Special Wildlife Account - Private/Local 303,420
109,305,080 109,305,080 State Building Construction Account - State 62,346,187
1,603,102 1,603,102 Limited Fish and Wildlife Account - State 497,253
139,893,191 139,893,191 Total Appropriated Funds 76,895,640

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 215,144,477 225,500,583 89,162,455 246,423,000 254,253,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
21,132,087 5.3% (103,538,539) (24.8%) 186,012,962 59.1%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 1,726.2 1,729.2 1,720.2 1,592.5 1,576.8