The W.S.B.G.C. contributes both time and money to feed Washington State's population of elk.  Many of the elk that winter on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains have lost tremendous amounts of habitat over the years.  The WDFW  regularly winter feeds a few populations of elk, but usually for at least a couple of specific purposes, to control agricultural crop damage in traditional areas, to keep animals available for capture, health monitoring, and transplant, and to provide public viewing and learning experiences.  Such WDFW winter feeding stations are at Oak Creek Wildlife Area, near Yakima and  Joe Watt Canyon, near Ellensburg.

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