With dozens of species classified as state-endangered, threatened, or sensitive, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is tasked with guiding recovery efforts for many at-risk animal populations. It's an immense job the department can't do alone; numerous partners and cooperating agencies, tribes, organizations, companies, and landowners contribute time, money, and effort into conservation activities for the state's most vulnerable species.
Threatened and endangered species
WDFW manages conservation efforts for dozens of threatened and endangered species in Washington.
Priority Habitats and Species Program
This program shares information about the locations of fish, wildlife, and their habitats, to inform local governments, landowners, and others.
State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP)
SWAP is a comprehensive plan for conserving the state's species of greatest conservation need and the natural habitats on which they depend.
Species recovery and protection
WDFW is dedicated to conserving the many species that call our state home.