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 TandEpubliccom@dfw.wa.gov, or by mail to Penny Becker, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091.

Species Status Review

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

The agency will consider several sets of species over the next few years and will seek information from the public for one year 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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Set 1 - Comments due by February 11, 2015

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Set 2 - Comments due by March 28, 2015

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Updated status reports will be posted on the department's website beginning next spring. Additional public comment would be sought if WDFW proposes to change a species' status after concluding its review.

More Information on Species of Concern