For more information on the Priority Habitats and Species program, please contact the WDFW Habitat Program.
Phone: 360-902-2534


PHS on the Web
PHS on the Web is a web-based, interactive map for citizens, landowners, governments, developers, conservation groups, and interested parties to find basic information about known locations of Priority Habitats and Species (PHS) in Washington State. PHS is a source of best available science that can inform local planning, development projects, conservation strategies, incentive programs, and numerous other land use applications. Learn more >>

Species and Habitat Management Recommendations

Landscape Planning:

Management Recommendations For Washington's Priority Species:

Management Recommendations For Washington's Priority Habitats:

Other PHS Documents:

Species and habitat recommendations currently in development:

  • Riparian Habitat (Update)

Other Documents Concerning Priority Habitats and Species:

  • Aquatic Habitat Guidelines
    A series of guidelines documents to facilitate the consistant application of good science and practice for resources and habitat management, project design, construction, and operation in, near, or affecting aquatic systems.
  • Bald Eagle Protection in Washington State
    This document provides general information for landowners about requirements and procedures related to Bald Eagle Management Plans and habitat protection in Washington State.
  • Best Available Science for Freshwater wetlands
    A joint Department of Ecology and Department of Fish and Wildlife project, with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Woodland Fish and Wildlife Project Publications
    Publications in this series provide practical information on fish and wildlife management to private woodland owners and managers.