WDFW seeks public input on Ebey Island to inform management plan

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Public Meeting via Zoom on Nov 16 at 6 pm

WDFW seeks public input on Ebey Island to inform management plan

https://wdfw.wa.gov/places-to-go/wildlife-areas/ebey-island-wildlife-area-unit

Public invited

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting the public to join them at 6 p.m., Nov. 16 for a virtual meeting to gather feedback on management of the Ebey Island Wildlife Area Unit, located in the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area near Everett.

The feedback will help to inform the development of an Ebey Island Wildlife Area Unit Management Plan. The Department anticipates completing the plan in June 2023 following an April 2023 draft with additional opportunities for public involvement. The plan will consider public access and outdoor recreation, habitat enhancements, educational opportunities, water control, and on-site agricultural improvements, among other elements.  

“The upcoming management plan will help guide the future of Ebey Island for the next decade,” said Loren Brokaw, WDFW assistant regional wildlife program manager. “With that, it’s important to us that we’re hearing from the broader community of folks who care about Ebey Island as we get started on this process.”  

More information about the Nov. 16 virtual meeting and the development of the Ebey Island Wildlife Area Unit Management Plan is available on WDFW’s website.

In addition to the Nov. 16 virtual meeting, WDFW will also be sharing updates about the plan with the Department’s Snoqualmie Wildlife Area Advisory Group, which meets periodically with meetings open to the public. Information about the group and its meetings is available on the WDFW’s website.

The Ebey Island unit consists of about 400 acres of forested swamp and over 800 acres of grassland habitat. Located within the Snohomish Estuary, the unit provides a matrix of wetland, agricultural, and forested habitats that benefit fish and wildlife.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife works to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.

WDFW NEWS RELEASE
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501
wdfw.wa.gov
Media contact: Eryn Couch, 360-890-6604

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