Crime Observation & Reporting Training (CORT)
"People need to believe that reporting a wildlife crime is the right thing to do.'' States Bruce Bjork, Chief of Enforcement for WDFW. ''None of us would sit idly by while our neighbor's home was being burglarized. None of us should sit idle when we witness wildlife crimes. I've heard people say that it's none of their business. That's an unacceptable attitude in today's world of shrinking habitat and dwindling resources. The wildlife of this state belongs to all of us. We must treat it as our property, our measure".
"Wildlife does not belong to the poacher, the thief."
Join us in protecting Washington's fish and wildlife by attending an EITW Crime Observation & Reporting Training (CORT). Learn from WDFW Enforcement Officers how to identify, document and report natural resource crimes. Citizen willingness to report abuses is growing, and the CORT class is designed to assist you to do it properly and timely. Class Outline
This programs primary goal is to create a network of trained citizens dedicated to reducing poaching and other natural resource abuses through this non-confrontational expert witness program.
Class participants become a Certified Witness for the Washington State Department Of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW). (CORT Volunteer Expectations and Creditability)
We are currently scheduling CORT classes for the 2013 season; classes are posted on our website calendar of events at Calendar . Call the contact number listed for each class to sign up, or contact an EITW CORT Coordinator.
We are looking for volunteers to participate as CORT Training Coordinators in their local area. Our goal is to develop the CORT training committee with Coordinators statewide.
Contact the C.O.R.T. Director for more information