Threatened and endangered species

As the state’s human population continues to grow, more fish and wildlife species have been put at risk by loss and fragmentation of critical habitat, disturbance and introduction of non-native species. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife oversees the listing and recovery of those species in danger of being lost in the state.

A printable PDF version of the list is also available.

Species Category State Species Status Federal Species status
Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) Fish Candidate Threatened
Bull trout - Coastal Recovery Unit (Salvelinus confluentus pop. 2 ) Fish Candidate Threatened
Bull trout - Mid-Columbia Recovery Unit (Salvelinus confluentus pop. 3) Fish Candidate Threatened
Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) Mammals Endangered Threatened
Canary rockfish (Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS) (Sebastes pinniger) Fish Candidate Threatened
Chinook salmon (Lower Columbia River ESU) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha pop. 1) Fish Candidate Threatened
Chinook salmon (Puget Sound ESU) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha pop. 15) Fish Candidate Threatened
Chinook Salmon (Snake River Fall ESU) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha pop. 2) Fish Candidate Threatened
Chinook salmon (Snake River Spring/Summer ESU) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha pop. 8) Fish Candidate Threatened
Chum salmon (Columbia River ESU) (Oncorhynchus keta pop. 3) Fish Candidate Threatened
Chum salmon (Hood Canal Summer ESU) (Oncorhynchus keta pop. 2) Fish Candidate Threatened
Coho salmon (Lower Columbia River ESU) (Oncorhynchus kisutch pop. 1) Fish Threatened
Columbian white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus leucurus) Mammals Endangered Threatened
Eulachon Smelt (Southern DPS) (Thaleichthys pacificus) Fish Candidate Threatened
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) Reptiles Threatened Threatened
Green Sturgeon (Southern DPS) (Acipenser medirostris) Fish Threatened
Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) Mammals Endangered Threatened
Marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) Birds Endangered Threatened
Northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) Birds Endangered Threatened
Olympia Pocket Gopher - Mazama (Thomomys mazama pugetensis) Mammals Threatened Threatened
Oregon Silverspot Butterfly (Speyeria zerene hippolyta) Butterflies and moths Endangered Threatened
Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) Amphibians Endangered Threatened
Roy Prairie Pocket Gopher - Mazama (Thomomys mazama glacialis) Mammals Threatened Threatened
Sockeye salmon (Ozette Lake ESU) (Oncorhynchus nerka pop. 2) Fish Candidate Threatened
Steelhead (Lower Columbia River DPS) (Oncorhynchus mykiss pop. 14) Fish Candidate Threatened