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About WWF

WWF Mission

Directors & Staff


WWF forwards the lessons of the past to future generations through promotion of sporting ethics and community outreach and education. Employing the sportsmen’s ethic of Aldo Leopold and Gifford Pinchot, we address the goals of good stewardship.

We achieve this through education programs, advocacy work for environmental protections, and by directly advising and guiding the state’s planning and management of state lands and resources.

Our programs include:

  • WOW: Washington Outdoor Women, promoting outdoor education for women as the state’s most comprehensive outdoor skills workshop for women
  • Teaming for Wildlife: We have worked with the national Wildlife Federation to build a broad Washington State stakeholder group that advocated for enhanced federal funding for wildlife programs in Washington State.  This program won a national award in 2010.

We are working towards:

  • Growing the WOW program to engage women in outdoor sports to expand to Eastern Washington and include programs for their children
  • Increasing public access to public and private lands
  • Ensuring critical connectivity in wildlife habitat
  • Bridging the gap between outdoor recreationists and hunters and fishers
  • Advocating for clean energy and reduced impacts to our climate

Our achievements are:
Conservation Advocacy

  • Advocated for legislative action: WWF promotes legislative actions that serve the needs of fish and wildlife and protects habitat that is necessary to retain biodiversity.  
  • Proposed, Led  and Supported the $100 million allocation in 2007 for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. 
  • WWF has also supported the effort to secure a wilderness designation for the Wild Sky area and defeat Washington’s Initiative 933. 
  • Currently, WWF is working to incorporate climate change adaptation into the state wildlife action plan, supporting the reformation of the 1872 Mining Act, and fighting water impoundment in eastern Washington.
  • Testified at EPA's Seattle public hearing on their ability to regulate greenhouse gases under the authority of the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases.
  • Testifed before the Washington State Legislature in oppostion to the planned merger of the Department's of Fish and Wildlife, Natural Resources and State Parks.  
  • Established one of the country’s most successful wildlife habitat protection programs in the country as a founding member of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition.
  • Built a national award-winning Teaming Coalition of Washington State, helping to bring Federal resources to our state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Impacted the planning and conservation of our state’s wolves, mule deer, the Canadian Lynx.
  • Staunchly supported the program to provide public access to wild places, habitat protection and the acquisition of over 200,000 acres.
  • Operate the state’s most comprehensive outdoor education program for Women.

Education and Outreach
WWF supports programs that create and enhance outdoor education and appreciation. 

  • Through our involvement with the Washington Outdoor Women and Go Play Outside! programs, WWF has provided women and children the confidence to engage in new outdoor sports while teaching respect and good stewardship of the state’s natural resources. 
  • WWF programs have exposed hundreds of women and children to the outdoors, and we look forward to introducing thousands more in the future!
    Promotion of Ethics

WWF actively works to portray the image on the hunter conservationist of the early 20th century. The abundant natural resources that we enjoy today and the public lands that help ensure access to them are a testament to efforts of these early conservationists. 

  • WWF was integral in instituting WDFW’s Master Hunter Program which emphasizes safe, lawful and ethical hunting priorities while upholding the highest standards.  
  • WWF hopes to increase public access and opportunities for outdoor recreation on private and public lands.

Wildlife Planning and Management
WWF represents the interests of WWF members and Washington residents participating in hunting, angling, or other outdoor recreational pursuits through participation in sound science-based management and planning. 

  • WWF board members serve on numerous WDFW planning and management advisory committees including Waterfowl, Game Management, and Upland Game advisory councils.
  • The interests of WWF and their members are represented by conservation-minded outdoorsmen with decades of experiences in land and resource management issues.

Please, donate today or join with us in membership to strengthen the voice of the Conservation Community.