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Olympia, WA 98501
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Olympia, WA 98501-1091

Phil Anderson
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WOLF CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT
Gray Wolf Conservation & Management WDFW asks public's help to generate leads in shooting of radio-collared wolf
WFDW is seeking the public's help to identify the person or persons responsible for shooting and killing a gray wolf last month in Stevens County. Learn more >>
State's wolf population kept expanding last year, according to WDFW survey
2013 Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Annual Report
View map of recent wolf observation reports
Frequently Asked Questions About Wolves in Washington

SPECIES OF CONCERN
WDFW to review status of western gray squirrel, seeks public comment
WDFW is seeking updated information on western gray squirrels as the agency reviews the species' threatened status in Washington.
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WDFW begins status reviews, seeks information on 15 wildlife species

WESTERN POND TURTLE RECOVERY
Western pond turtle populations have declined due to commercial exploitation for food, loss of habitat and introduced predators, such as bullfrogs and large-mouth bass. By the mid-1990s, Western pond turtles were found in just two small populations totaling about 150 turtles. Led by WDFW, the Western Pond Turtle Working Group, continues to work to overcome threats to species survival. Learn more >>
Population Habitat Viability Assessment
Washington State Recovery Plan for the Western Pond Turtle
Status Report for the Western Pond Turtle

SPECIES OF CONCERN

Threatened and Endangered Wildlife: 2012 Annual Report
This report summarizes recent recovery actions for the 46 endangered, threatened, and sensitive wildlife species in Washington, with an emphasis on activities occurring in 2012. It also includes accounts for 26 of the 113 species that are candidates for listing as endangered, threatened, or sensitive. Learn more >>

Species of Concern List

 


COLUMBIA RIVER SEA LIONS
California sea lion eating salmon Columbia River salmon and steelhead face a serious threat from California sea lions that prey on fish waiting to move up the fish ladders at Bonneville Dam in early spring. Each year since 2002, sea lions have consumed thousands of migrating fish, many from threatened and endangered runs protected under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). Learn more >>

SALMON & STEELHEAD CONSERVATION

21st Century Salmon and Steelhead Initiative

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife developed the 21st Century Salmon and Steelhead Initiative to meet its responsibilities in recovering salmon and steelhead and provide sustainable fisheries.


PUGET SOUND ROCKFISH CONSERVATION
PUGET SOUND ROCKFISH CONSERVATION
To ensure healthy stocks of rockfish populations in Puget Sound, WDFW has developed a draft Puget Sound Rockfish Conservation Plan, which is the preferred alternative among several presented in a draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The goal of the draft conservation plan is to restore and protect our natural heritage of Puget Sound rockfish populations. Learn More >>
 
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Washington's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy and Wildlife Action Plan
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Draft Hatchery & Fishery Reform Policy
Fisher Reintroduction Information
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VidCap of Low Oxygen Event Underwater video of the September 2006 low dissolved oxygen event in Hood Canal, Puget Sound.
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