Public Input

WDFW is specifically looking for information on:

  • Species demographics
  • Habitat conditions
  • Threats and trends
  • Conservation measures that have benefited the species
  • New data collected since the last status review for the species

Submit comments online

Written information may also be submitted via email to, or by mail to Hannah Anderson, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091.

Draft Status Reviews Available for Public Review
Comments on the reviews and recommendations can be submitted via email to or by mail to Penny Becker, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091.

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Species Status Review

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is in the middle of a multi-year process to review the status of wildlife species listed as endangered, threatened or sensitive in the state.

The agency is seeking information from the public for one year on the 9 species shown below before concluding the reviews. This process allows WDFW to determine whether each species warrants its current listing or deserves to be reclassified or delisted.

Explanations for the status categories can be found on WDFW's Species of Concern Website.

The species evaluations will help WDFW and its partners to assess progress toward recovery of state-listed species. The process also will help WDFW to identify and prioritize conservation needs for these species.

Species Under Review:
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Comments due by February 25, 2017

Updated status reports will be posted on the on this website and additional public comment will be sought as each review is completed. WDFW staff will present updated reviews and listing recommendations to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, a citizen panel appointed by the governor, during a public hearing.  

More Information on Species of Concern