Bern Shanks, director of Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife,
last week submitted his resignation, effective Sept. 11.
Shanks, the target of criticism for months, agreed in his letter of
resignation that he would not sue the department or the state. Deputy Director
Larry Peck will take over the director’s duties. During the next three
months, Shanks will prepare an analysis of options for long-term funding
options for the department.
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