FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
Photo of Chinook salmon jumping out of the water. Comprehensive Management Plan for Puget Sound Chinook: Harvest Management Component
State and treaty tribal co-managers submitted to NOAA Fisheries on Dec. 1, 2017, updates to a fisheries plan that guides conservation and harvest of Puget Sound chinook salmon throughout their range. NOAA will now begin reviewing the plan before considering it for approval in the spring of 2019. Learn more >>

WOLF MANAGEMENT
Closeup photo of Gray Wolf looking intently at the camera. Washington's wolf population increases for 9th straight year
Annual survey documents 122 wolves, 22 packs, and 14 successful breeding pairs during the winter of 2017.

Wolf Conservation and Management 2017 Annual Wolf Report
Washington Wolf Updates

SPECIES OF CONCERN
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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

 


SALMON & STEELHEAD CONSERVATION

Photo of spawning salmon underwater.

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
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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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VidCap of Low Oxygen Event Underwater video of the September 2006 low dissolved oxygen event in Hood Canal, Puget Sound.
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