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Freshwater Mussel Observations

WDFW is interested in collecting information about the distribution and abundance of freshwater mussel species throughout the state. If you spend time in lakes or rivers where freshwater mussels may be present, your report can help provide information about the extent of freshwater mussels in the state.

Learn more about mussels and how to help collect data!


Coastal Rockfish Tagging Project

  • Assist Fish and Wildlife with coastal rockfish research.
  • Enjoy an entire day of ocean angling.
  • Help protect an important resource in Washington's coastal community
  • Learn more!

Ecological Integrity Monitoring (EIM)

We need your assistance to monitor ecological trends on Washington State Wildlife Areas

Join the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in a citizen science initiative to conduct long-term Ecological Integrity Monitoring (EIM) on Washington State Wildlife Areas.  Volunteers will be provided training and free access to the wildlife area.

You will need a camera (digital or SmartPhone), and access to a computer website.  You can elect to report data at a specific site or multiple sites.

To learn more, watch the presentation, "An Introduction to Ecological Integrity Monitoring."

Current EIM Projects

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