Brendan Brokes has been with agency 18 years

OLYMPIA — A new regional director, Brendan Brokes, is named for the North Puget Sound Region of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, based in Mill Creek.

He began his new job Nov. 11, overseeing all WDFW work in King, Skagit, Snohomish, Island, San Juan and Whatcom counties.

“I’m excited to have Brendan in this role,” said WDFW Director Kelly Susewind. “Brendan brings deep understanding of the region and existing knowledge about our programs, which will be an asset as he addresses the complex issues unique to Puget Sound, the North Cascades and some of our state’s fastest growing communities.”

Brokes has worked as the regional Habitat Program manager since 2015 directing habitat restoration, development reviews and shoreline protection efforts. Brokes has worked for WDFW since 2001.

Before arriving at the state agency, Brokes worked at Mount Rainier National Park as a researcher and biological technician in aquatic ecology. He also worked with the National Marine Fisheries Service monitoring foreign commercial fisheries compliance.

Brokes holds a master’s degree in fisheries science from Oregon State University and has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1987.

WDFW regional directors act on behalf of the WDFW director to preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fishing and hunting opportunities.