Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area Management Plan is available

the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Draft Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area Management Plan is available for public review.

Over the past year, WDFW has worked with a community-based advisory group to develop a draft management plan that addresses the status of wildlife species and their habitats, restoration efforts, and public recreation on the wildlife area. The Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area is popular for waterfowl hunting, fishing, and bird watching. Covering about 21,200 acres, the wildlife area consists of 15 units in Yakima, Benton, and Franklin counties.

How to Submit Comments on the Draft Plan:

Please review the Draft Plan and the Plan Review Guidance found here:  https://wdfw.wa.gov/places-to-go/wildlife-areas/sunnyside-snake-river-wildlife-area (Select “Find more information on the Sunnyside-Snake River WLA here” – then scroll down to “Management Planning”).

1. Write: through SEPA (State Environmental Policy Act): https://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/sepa/sepa_comment_docs.html . Comments submitted here become part of the official SEPA record. Comments received other ways get the same level of review but are not part of the SEPA record.  So if that is important, please submit comments through SEPA. The other ways are to give you more options to comment). The project information and how to comment will be posted at the SEPA link by September 9.

2. Email: sunnyside-snakeriver@dfw.wa.gov

3. Call: The wildlife area manager at 509-545-2028 (Following up with written comments will be best).

4. Comment at the Public Meeting, Oct 10, 6-8 pm, Benton County Public Utility District, 250 N Gap Road, Prosser

Thank you for your interest in the Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area!

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