To manage the Tribe’s reservation and off-reservation wildlife and gathering areas for sustainable populations of game and non-game species and use our knowledge and wildlife management skills to help maintain healthy wildlife populations throughout the state for future generations to enjoy.
The Wildlife Program of the Natural Resources Department manages for healthy and sustainable wildlife populations on the Tulalip Tribes’ reservation and ceded lands and utilizes native species as indicators of climate change and tools in the mitigation of its effects. Staff conduct wildlife population studies on and off the reservation to track changes in these populations over time. This information is used to adjust harvest rates of game species and to target areas for habitat improvement and conservation.
Staff participate in projects that benefit both game and non-game wildlife species; working cooperatively with other tribes, state and local governments, federal agencies, and environmental organizations. They represent Tulalip during wildlife-related stakeholder group meetings and review panels, ensuring that the Tribes’ concerns are heard and addressed. They also cooperate with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to achieve goals outlined in the 2005 Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy.
The Wildlife Program partners with and assists other tribes on wildlife monitoring and research projects and continually educate local and regional communities about Tulalip’s commitment to recovering threatened and endangered wildlife populations.