Kittitas County Field & Stream
1919 - 2020  Celebrating Our Second Century of "Working Today For Tomorrow's Wildlife"
Ellensburg, Washington
ongoing projects
Our HISTORY and CONSERVATION web pages outline many of our past projects.  Field & Stream members are proud of our
contributions to the recreation available in the county.  We're pleased to continue the tradition today.
Big Game Committee - Chair Bill Essman.  Report by Jan 10, 2020 to be eligible for incentive permit drawings.  More reporting info at
WDFW website.

Bird Committee - Chair Kevin Thank you Shaw's Furniture and Arnold's Ranch & Home for continuing
your support of our Gamebird Winter Feed program--feed will be distributed after bird seasons close in early 2020.  

Durr Road - Chair Bill Essman. Our event coincided with many Easter and other activities in 2019, so we give many, many thanks to our hardy
volunteers who came out!  The 2019 Clean Up collected nearly one ton of litter.
"THANK YOU!"  to all who came out to help.   And if
you know someone littering any public lands, please ask them to stop.  #RespectedAccessIsOpenAccess

Fish Committee - chair open.  The Melvin R. Sampson Coho Hatchery on Klocke Road west of Ellensburg. Expected to be operational by June
2020, the facility will be capable of raising 700,000 Coho smolts, receiving breeding stock from Roza Dam.  The hatchery is named after former
tribal chairman and program director for Yakama Nation Fisheries Melvin Sampson.

Hunter Ed Classes - WDFW-certified Instructors Deborah Essman, Aaron Kuntz, Bill Essman, Neal Houser, John Entwistle and Steve Douglas
provide a premier hands-on learning experience that benefits new and experienced sportsmen and women.  2020 classes are scheduled (Kittitas
98934); online sign up at

Land/Habitat Committee - Chair Bill Essman.     The Kittitas County Public Lands Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public.  Get more
info on the committee at  The PLAC received a state award for its
work on the county's Yakima River Recreation Plan.  Be sure to get your new Discover Pass if you plan to recreate on DFW, DNR or state parks.  
This fee will provide much needed monies to maintain and improve our public recreation areas.  
Learn more and buy online.  To recreate on US
Forest Service lands, buy a
Northwest Forest Pass.   Check out info for the many Sno-Parks across the state.

Let's Go Outdoors!  Committee - Chair Steve Douglas.  Save the date--May 23,2020.  A one-day event showcasing the many activities available in
Kittitas County.  Seminars, activities, information and more from a wide variety of organizations. C'mon, Let's Go Outdoors!

Life Member Scholarship - Is your high school senior seeking a career in wildlife or habitat research or management?  Have him or her contact the
school career counselor for info on our scholarship.  Congratulations to Mr. Zach Gabriel on receiving our 2019 award.  

Membership Committee - Deborah Essman and Aaron Kuntz.  We need your voice!  Please join!  Many thanks to all our members.  Without your
continued support we couldn't have all our programs to benefit the wildlife and sportsman and women of Kittitas County. Please ask a friend to join.

Range Committee - Chair Bill Essman.  The primary sticking point on this project is finding a suitable site.  Many thanks to all who have shown
support for this effort.

Road Committee - Chair Bill Essman.  Working Green DOT issue for the not well-signed Barber Springs Road.

Shooting Benches - Sold out.  Many thanks to Dan Nouwens and Bill Essman for spearheading  the effort to put these benches into production.  
Many thanks to Knudson Lumber and Wood Products Northwest for donating materials and services to get the project going!
Join the Club and support these and other great programs!