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Chapter 220-500 WAC

Last Update: 2/15/17

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HTMLPDF220-500-010Declaration of purpose—Department lands.
HTMLPDF220-500-020Definitions.
HTMLPDF220-500-030Behavior and conduct.
HTMLPDF220-500-040Regulating public access.
HTMLPDF220-500-050Enforcement.
HTMLPDF220-500-060Commercial use or activity.
HTMLPDF220-500-070Noncommercial use or activity.
HTMLPDF220-500-080Vehicles using department lands.
HTMLPDF220-500-090Aircraft.
HTMLPDF220-500-100Camping.
HTMLPDF220-500-110Fires and campfires.
HTMLPDF220-500-120Dumping and sanitation.
HTMLPDF220-500-130Erecting and using camps, blinds, and tree stand structures on department lands.
HTMLPDF220-500-140Firearms and target practicing.
HTMLPDF220-500-150Fireworks.
HTMLPDF220-500-160Parking.
HTMLPDF220-500-170Pets.
HTMLPDF220-500-180Penalties.
HTMLPDF220-500-190Domestic animals on department lands.
HTMLPDF220-500-200Livestock grazing on department of fish and wildlife lands.
HTMLPDF220-500-210Removal of minerals, wood and artifacts from department lands.
HTMLPDF220-500-220Discharge of litter on department lands—Unlawful.
HTMLPDF220-500-230Public conduct on private lands under cooperative agreement with the department—Unlawful acts.


PDF220-500-010

Declaration of purposeDepartment lands.

The primary purpose of department lands is the preservation, protection, perpetuation and management of fish and wildlife and their habitats. Public use of department lands may include fishing, hunting, fish and wildlife appreciation, and other outdoor recreational opportunities when compatible with healthy and diverse fish and wildlife populations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-010, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.353 (1)(c) and (e), (2)(c) and (d), and 77.12.047 (1)(o). WSR 12-11-089 (Order 12-61), § 232-13-020, filed 5/18/12, effective 6/18/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-020, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



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Definitions.

Definitions used in rules of the fish and wildlife commission are defined in RCW 77.08.010. In addition, unless otherwise provided:
(1) "Aircraft" means any machines designed to travel through the air, whether heavier or lighter than air, including but not limited to airplanes, dirigibles, balloons, and helicopters. The term "aircraft" shall not include paragliders or remote-controlled aircraft.
(2) "Campfire" means any open flame from a wood source.
(3) "Camping" means erecting a tent or shelter or arranging bedding, or both, or parking a recreational vehicle or other vehicle for the purpose of remaining overnight.
(4) "Campgrounds" are department-designated areas where camping is allowed.
(5) "Closed or restricted access" means any department-owned or controlled public lands, waters, or access areas (including roads and trails) that are gated and locked, closed by earthen mound, or designated as closed or posted as such with signs.
(6) "Commercial use or activity" is any use or activity on department-controlled or managed lands, waters, or access areas:
(a) Where an entry or other type of fee is charged; or
(b) Where the primary purpose is the sale or barter of a good or service; and
(c) In either case, the term applies regardless of whether the use or activity is intended to produce a profit.
(7) "Director" means the department's director or his or her designee.
(8) "Department" means the Washington department of fish and wildlife.
(9) "Department land" means any area (including water, access areas, roads, and trails) under the ownership, management, lease, or control of the department, excluding private lands.
(10) "Ex officio fish and wildlife officer" means a commissioned officer of a municipal, county, state, or federal agency having as its primary function the enforcement of criminal laws in general, while the officer is in the appropriate jurisdiction. The term "ex officio fish and wildlife officer" includes special agents of the National Marine Fisheries Service, state parks commissioned officers, United States Fish and Wildlife special agents, department of natural resources enforcement officers, and United States Forest Service officers, while the agents and officers are within their respective jurisdictions.
(11) "Fire" means any open flame from any source or device, including but not limited to campfires, stoves, lanterns and barbeques.
(12) "Firearm," as defined in RCW 9.41.010, means a weapon or device from which a projectile or projectiles may be fired by an explosive such as gunpowder. For purposes of this chapter, "firearm" does not include BB guns, pellet guns, paintball guns, or other guns that use compressed air as a propellant, or immobilization guns used in animal restraint by department personnel.
(13) "Fireworks," as defined in RCW 70.77.126, means any composition or device designed to produce a visible or audible effect by combustion, deflagration, or detonation, and which meets the definition of articles pyrotechnic or consumer fireworks or display fireworks.
(14) "Garbage," as defined in WAC 246-203-120, means all solid and semisolid kitchen refuse subject to decay or putrefaction, and all market waste of animal and vegetable matter that was intended to be used as food.
(15) "Incendiary" means causing or designed to cause fires, such as flares, bombs or other exploding or flammable devices.
(16) "Livestock," as defined in RCW 16.57.010, includes, but is not limited to, horses, mules, cattle, sheep, swine, and goats.
(17) "Motorized vehicle," as defined in RCW 46.09.020 and 46.04.320, means a vehicle that derives motive power from an internal combustion engine or is propelled by electric power. For purposes of this chapter, it does not mean motorized wheel chairs used by persons with disabilities.
(18) "Parking," as defined in RCW 46.04.381, means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers.
(19) "Pet" means a dog, cat, or any animal that has been domesticated, except livestock.
(20) "Possession" means exercising direct physical control or dominion, with or without ownership, over weapons, traps, nets, or other property, or archeological, cultural, or natural resources.
(21) "Road," pursuant to RCW 46.04.500 and 46.04.197, means that portion of an every way publicly maintained for the purposes of vehicular travel. For purposes of this chapter, "road" means a road wholly or partly within or adjacent to and serving department-owned or controlled public lands, waters, or access areas under the jurisdiction of the department.
(22) "Snowmobile," as defined in RCW 46.10.010, shall mean any self-propelled vehicle capable of traveling over snow or ice, which utilizes as its means of propulsion an endless belt tread, or cleats, or any combination of these or other similar means of contact with the surface upon which it is operated, and which is steered wholly or in part by skis or sled type runners, and which is not otherwise registered as, or subject to, the motor vehicle excise tax in the state of Washington.
(23) "Trash and rubbish," as defined in WAC 246-203-120, means all waste material not of putrescible nature.
(24) "Tracer bullet or shell" means a bullet, projectile, or shell that traces its own course in the air with a trail of smoke, chemical incandescence, or fire, so as to facilitate adjustment of the aim.
(25) "Vessel" means any craft that is used or is capable of being used as a means of transportation on or under water or ice, including but not limited to powerboats, cruisers, houseboats, sailboats, airboats, hovercraft, rowboats, canoes, kayaks, or other personal watercraft. This also includes buoyant devices permitting or capable of free flotation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-020, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-030, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



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Behavior and conduct.

(1)(a) It is unlawful to engage in disorderly conduct on department lands. Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor, pursuant to RCW 9A.84.030.
(b) For the purposes of this subsection, a person is guilty of disorderly conduct if he or she:
(i) Uses abusive language and thereby intentionally creates a risk of assault;
(ii) Intentionally disrupts any lawful assembly or meeting of persons without lawful authority; or
(iii) Intentionally obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic without lawful authority.
(2)(a) It is unlawful to possess or dispense beer or malt liquor in quantities subject to keg registration laws under RCW 66.28.210, on department lands, without a permit from the director. Violating this subsection is a misdemeanor, pursuant to RCW 77.15.230.
(b) It is unlawful to hold, sponsor, or attend an event requiring a banquet permit under chapter 314-18 WAC from the liquor control board, on department lands without a permit from the director. Violating this subsection is a misdemeanor, pursuant to RCW 77.15.230.
(3) Pursuant to RCW 77.15.230, it is unlawful to use department lands in a manner or for a purpose contrary to signs or notices posted on those lands, waters, or access areas. Violating this subsection is a misdemeanor, pursuant to RCW 77.15.230.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-030, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-050, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



PDF220-500-040

Regulating public access.

(1) The director may close or restrict access to department lands by an emergency or other permanent regulation on a seasonal, emergent, or permanent basis to protect human safety, vulnerable fish and wildlife resources or habitats, and department or other infrastructures from damage or abuse.
(2) The director may control public access on department lands to increase wildlife use in order to improve hunter success or manage wildlife viewing opportunities. Public access may be controlled by limiting the number of users in the areas and/or limiting the days of the week or hours of the day that the public can access the area.
(3) It is unlawful to enter or remain on department lands or portions thereof when such restrictions are in place or are established by department posted notice. This does not apply during the administration of authorized activities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-040, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-150, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



PDF220-500-050

Enforcement.

(1) Fish and wildlife officers and ex officio fish and wildlife officers have the authority to remove from department lands people who have violated the law or failed to obey department regulations.
(2) It is unlawful to fail, neglect, or refuse to obey the directions of such officers regarding the use of department lands. Violating this subsection is a misdemeanor, pursuant to RCW 77.15.230.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-050, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-110, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



PDF220-500-060

Commercial use or activity.

It is unlawful to use department lands for any commercial purposes without a permit from the director.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-060, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-080, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



PDF220-500-070

Noncommercial use or activity.

It is unlawful to sponsor, conduct, or hold a private or public event, involving more than thirty people, on department lands without a permit from the director.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-070, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-090, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



PDF220-500-080

Vehicles using department lands.

It is unlawful to operate a motor driven vehicle on a road controlled or managed by the department pursuant to road management agreement in a manner or for a purpose contrary to posted signs or notices except as authorized by the director.
Violation of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-080, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 06-09-021 (Order 06-67), § 232-12-177, filed 4/11/06, effective 5/12/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210 and 77.12.320. WSR 90-11-050 (Order 438), § 232-12-177, filed 5/11/90, effective 6/11/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 82-04-034 (Order 177), § 232-12-177, filed 1/28/82; WSR 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-177, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-400.]



PDF220-500-090

Aircraft.

(1) Except as authorized by the director or the commissioner of public lands, it is unlawful to land aircraft on department lands, except in the case of a bona fide emergency.
(2) This section does not apply to official aircraft used in the performance of department approved scientific research, search and rescue missions, medical emergencies, law enforcement activities, emergency evacuations, firefighting activities, or other agency administrative activities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-50-090, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-040, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



PDF220-500-100

Camping.

(1) It is unlawful to establish or occupy a camp on department lands in excess of twenty-one days within a thirty-day period, except when allowed by department posted notice.
(2) It is unlawful to establish or occupy a residence camp on department lands. For purposes of this section, a residence camp is an encampment, occupancy, or presence on department lands that is the principal place of residence for the person or occupant.
(3) A residence camp on department lands is declared to be a public nuisance and may be abated by the department after ten days of notice by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-100, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-060, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



PDF220-500-110

Fires and campfires.

With the exception of campfires, fires in stoves, lanterns and barbeques, and fire used by the department for habitat management, it is unlawful to start or tend any other fire on department lands. Lawful campfires are limited to a maximum of three feet in diameter and three feet high.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-110, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-070, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



PDF220-500-120

Dumping and sanitation.

(1) It is unlawful for any person to throw, drop, or leave any discarded object, garbage, trash or rubbish, upon any department lands except into a litter or garbage receptacle or container installed for that purpose on such property. Violation of this subsection is pursuant to RCW 70.93.060, which makes it a class 3 civil infraction to litter in an amount less than or equal to one cubic foot; a misdemeanor to litter in an amount greater than one cubic foot but less than one cubic yard; and a gross misdemeanor to litter in an amount of one cubic yard or more.
(2) It is unlawful to drain or dump refuse or human waste from any trailer, camper, automobile, other vehicle, or vessel on department lands.
(3) Except for administrative purposes, it is unlawful to clean or wash any automobile, vessel, or other vehicle on department lands with any substance other than water or biodegradable soaps. This subsection does not apply to cleaning activities to control and prevent the spread of invasive species provided only water is used.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-120, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-100, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



PDF220-500-130

Erecting and using camps, blinds, and tree stand structures on department lands.

(1)(a) It is unlawful to dig pits for the purpose of hunting waterfowl, or to cut trees or attach artificial fasteners (such as wire, staples or nails) to trees for the construction of camps, blinds and tree stands on department lands.
(b) All nonnatural materials used in the construction of blinds or tree stands must be removed from department lands at the end of the hunting season.
(2) All nondepartment owned blinds shall be available to the public on a "first-come-first-served" basis.
(3) Structures established as part of a camp must be removed from department lands by camp occupants at the end of the trip.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-130, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-120, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



PDF220-500-140

Firearms and target practicing.

(1)(a) It is unlawful to discharge tracer or incendiary ammunition on department lands.
(b) It is unlawful to discharge firearms in those portions of department lands where or when such discharge is prohibited by department posted notice or from or within five hundred feet of a department designated campground. Violating this subsection is a gross misdemeanor if the violation creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another person, pursuant to RCW 9A.36.050.
(c) It is unlawful to fail to remove expended shell casings, ammunition packaging, or other related target debris, excluding clay pigeons, when target practicing on department lands at the conclusion of the target practice session and prior to departure from the area. Failure to remove debris constitutes littering.
(d) The use of glass, signs, appliances, mattresses, TVs, furniture, and exploding items as targets in target practicing is prohibited.
(2) The department may designate locations and times for target practicing consistent with resource management or public safety concerns.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-140, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-130, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



PDF220-500-150

Fireworks.

It is unlawful to discharge or possess fireworks, model rockets, or other devices containing any explosive or flammable compounds on department lands. This does not apply to gasoline or diesel powered equipment, cooking stoves or grills, lanterns, lighters, or heaters, or legal firearms.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-150, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-140, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



PDF220-500-160

Parking.

(1)(a) It is unlawful to park or leave a vehicle unattended for more than twenty-one days on department lands without a permit from the director.
(b) It is unlawful to leave a motor vehicle or trailer parked or standing on department lands when the vehicle is blocking access to a boat ramp, roadway, gate, or driveway or otherwise prevents egress or ingress to a department facility.
(c) Vehicles unlawfully parked or abandoned on department lands may be impounded by a fish and wildlife officer or ex officio fish and wildlife officer.
(2) Vehicles, vessels, motor homes, and trailers parked or abandoned for more than twenty-one consecutive days within a thirty-day period on department lands are declared to be public nuisances and may be impounded by a fish and wildlife officer or ex officio fish and wildlife officer.
(3) It is unlawful to moor a houseboat, other floating occupancy structure (excluding floating blinds used for waterfowl hunting), or dock on department lands without a permit from the director. Such unauthorized or unlawful boats, houseboats or other floating structures may be declared public nuisances and may be abated by the department after ten days notice by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-160, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-170, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



PDF220-500-170

Pets.

(1) The department may prohibit or regulate pets, except for bona fide service animals for persons with disabilities, on department lands.
(2) It is unlawful for any person to allow pets to roam unattended on department lands.
(3)(a) It is unlawful to cause or allow a pet to roam unleashed on department-owned lands from April 1 through July 31, unless posted otherwise.
(b) It is unlawful to cause or allow a pet to roam unleashed on designated access sites or within five hundred feet of a designated campground on department lands.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-170, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-180, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



PDF220-500-180

Penalties.

Unless otherwise provided, violation of any of the provisions of this chapter constitutes an infraction, pursuant to RCW 77.15.020 and 77.15.160.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-180, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210, 77.12.880. WSR 08-01-078 (Order 07-293), § 232-13-210, filed 12/17/07, effective 1/17/08.]



PDF220-500-190

Domestic animals on department lands.

It is unlawful for any person to allow domesticated animals to be unattended on, or to permit livestock to graze upon land under the control of the department without a written permit from the director. In addition to other penalties provided by law, any such person may be liable to the department for a compensatory fee of one dollar per head of livestock per day.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-190, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210. WSR 88-23-108 (Order 322), § 232-12-174, filed 11/22/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-174, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-390.]



PDF220-500-200

Livestock grazing on department of fish and wildlife lands.

All persons wishing to apply for a grazing permit should contact the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 North Capitol Way, Olympia, Washington 98501-1091.
(1) The director is authorized to enter into grazing permits when the director determines that a grazing permit will be consistent with the desired ecological condition for those lands or the department's strategic plan. Except for temporary permits, or permits that are being renewed or renegotiated with existing permittees, grazing permits shall first be submitted to the commission, which may review the permit to ensure it conforms with commission policy. If, within thirty days, the commission has not disapproved the permit, the director shall be deemed authorized to enter into that permit.
(2) The director shall negotiate grazing permits with potential grazing operators to ensure the highest benefits to fish and wildlife. The director may advertise and sell a permit to use department lands for grazing at public auction to the highest bidder. The director is authorized to reject any and all bids if it is determined to be in the best interest of the fish and wildlife to do so.
(3) The term of each grazing permit shall be no greater than five years. When an existing permit expires or is about to expire, the director may renew the permit for up to another five years, renegotiate the grazing permit with the existing permittee, negotiate a new permit with a new grazing operator, or sell the permit at public auction to the highest bidder. The director is authorized to reject any and all bids if it is determined to be in the best interest of the fish and wildlife to do so. The director may grant a term longer than five years only with the prior approval of the commission.
(4) A temporary permit may be granted by the director to satisfy short-term needs where benefits to wildlife management programs and the public interest can be demonstrated. The term of a temporary permit shall not exceed one year and no fee need be charged.
(5) Except for temporary permits lasting less than two weeks, each grazing permit proposal shall be accompanied by a domestic livestock grazing management plan that includes a description of ecological impacts, desired ecological condition, fish and wildlife benefits, a monitoring plan, and an evaluation schedule for lands that will be grazed by livestock. The department shall inspect the site of a grazing permit no less than two times each year. The director shall retain the right to alter any provision of the plan as required to benefit fish or wildlife management, public hunting and fishing, or other recreational uses.
(6) The director may cancel a permit (a) for noncompliance with the terms and conditions of the permit, or (b) if the area described in the permit is included in a land use plan determined by the agency to be a higher and better use, or (c) if the property is sold or conveyed, or (d) if damage to wildlife or wildlife habitat occurs.
(7) All lands covered by any grazing permit agreement shall at all times be open to public hunting, fishing and other wildlife recreational uses unless such lands have been closed by action of the commission or emergency order of the director.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-200, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047, 77.12.020, 77.12.570, 77.12.210. WSR 07-11-017 (Order 07-62), § 232-12-181, filed 5/3/07, effective 6/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 03-03-016 (Order 03-03), § 232-12-181, filed 1/7/03, effective 2/7/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210. WSR 88-23-109 (Order 323), § 232-12-181, filed 11/22/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 82-04-034 (Order 177), § 232-12-181, filed 1/28/82; WSR 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-181, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-405.]



PDF220-500-210

Removal of minerals, wood and artifacts from department lands.

It is unlawful to remove petrified wood, minerals, fossils, wood products or artifacts from department lands unless such removal is authorized by a permit issued by the director.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-210, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210 and 77.12.320. WSR 90-11-049 (Order 437), § 232-12-251, filed 5/11/90, effective 6/11/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-251, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-550.]



PDF220-500-220

Discharge of litter on department landsUnlawful.

It is unlawful for any person to throw, to drop, or to leave any discarded object, garbage, debris, or waste upon any of the properties owned, leased or controlled by the department except into a litter or garbage receptacle or container installed for that purpose on such property.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-220, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.210 and 77.12.320. WSR 90-11-049 (Order 437), § 232-12-254, filed 5/11/90, effective 6/11/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.040. WSR 81-12-029 (Order 165), § 232-12-254, filed 6/1/81. Formerly WAC 232-12-570.]



PDF220-500-230

Public conduct on private lands under cooperative agreement with the departmentUnlawful acts.

(1) It is unlawful to discharge firearms or archery equipment within a posted safety zone on department controlled lands. Violating this subsection is a misdemeanor, pursuant to RCW 77.15.230.
(2) It is unlawful to disobey posted notices or signs on department controlled lands. Violating this subsection is an infraction, pursuant to RCW 77.15.160.
(3) For purposes of this section, "department controlled lands" means land, water, and access areas, such as boat ramps and trail heads, which are privately owned and under cooperative agreement with the department.
(4) For purposes of this section, "under cooperative agreement with the department" means a legal, binding contract allowing public access to specified lands has been signed by the department and the landholder.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 17-05-112 (Order 17-04), recodified as § 220-500-230, filed 2/15/17, effective 3/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 11-11-013 (Order 11-86), § 232-13-160, filed 5/6/11, effective 6/6/11.]