Fish and Wildlife Director to Hold Public Roundtable in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Coastal Washington residents can discuss fish and wildlife issues with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Phil Anderson and regional WDFW staff in a roundtable-style meeting Nov. 15 in Aberdeen.

The meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Grays Harbor Community College Hub, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, in Aberdeen.

Anderson and WDFW staff conducted a similar roundtable in north-central Washington in September, and more will be offered in other areas of the state in coming months.

“I enjoy visiting communities and talking with community members to get their perspectives about fish and wildlife issues,” said Anderson.

The roundtable in Aberdeen will include discussion of WDFW budget challenges and resource-management issues.

WDFW staff will answer questions and take comments on fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, habitat protection, enforcement and other fish- and wildlife-related issues.

“This is a good opportunity for area residents to get to know WDFW administrators and local staff and to share their views on fish and wildlife issues,” said Michele Culver, WDFW’s director for the Olympic Peninsula and south Puget Sound region.