G Gary Sprague 8 years ago Good article. I have two comments: 1) The agency you likely intended to cite is the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, I do not believe there has been a Washington State Department of Fish and Game since the 1930s, 2)the culvert court case in Washington state is a current case where Native American Tribes have sued Washington State for impacts to tribal treaty rights (an extension of a 1974 case: US vs. WA, aka Boldt Decision). The federal court has ordered the Washington State Department of Transportation , Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources, and the Department of Parks to replace over 800 culverts in western Washington State by 2030. Estimated cost $1.9 billion. In my opinion, the recognition by a federal court of the importance of fixing culverts to fish populations is significant.