State’s ‘Wild Future Initiative’ to be topic
Bob Everitt of Washington Fish and Wildlife Department will be the guest speaker at the January monthly meeting of the Pilchuck Audubon Society.
It takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the Everett Firefighter’s Hall, 2411 Hewitt Ave., Everett. This event is free to the public and refreshments will be served.
The topic will be “Washington’s Wild Future: A Partnership for Fish and Wildlife.” Everitt will discuss the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s “Wild Future Initiative.”
For the past year, WDFW has reached out to people across the state to gather perspectives on the priorities that should drive the agency forward over the next few years.
This effort reflects the WDFW’s commitment to work with all interest groups to address the most important challenges facing fish and wildlife conservation in the state.
This process has resulted in a number of strategies, policy ideas, and funding recommendations. Everitt will discuss those and seek input from the group to help WDFW better inform its upcoming legislative strategy.
Everitt is a graduate of the University of Washington master’s program in Wildlife Sciences. He spent several years post-graduation working for the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Alaska before coming to work for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1980 as a field biologist.
In subsequent years, he worked in several field and supervisory positions before being appointed the Regional Director for Northern Puget Sound’s Region 4.
Everitt is the agency director’s policy representative in the region, and works closely with all the agency programs, stakeholder groups, legislators, etc.