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
American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) Birds Threatened
Cathlamet pocket gopher - Mazama species (Thomomys mazama louiei) Mammals Threatened
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) Reptiles Threatened Threatened
Mazama pocket gopher (Thomomys mazama) Mammals Threatened
Olympia pocket gopher - Mazama species (Thomomys mazama pugetensis) Mammals Threatened Threatened
Olympic pocket gopher - Mazama species (Thomomys mazama melanops) Mammals Threatened
Roy Prairie pocket gopher - Mazama species (Thomomys mazama glacialis) Mammals Threatened Threatened
Sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) Mammals Threatened
Shelton pocket gopher - Mazama species (Thomomys mazama couchi) Mammals Threatened
Tenino pocket gopher - Mazama species (Thomomys mazama tumuli) Mammals Threatened Threatened
Western gray squirrel (Sciurus griseus) Mammals Threatened
Yelm pocket gopher - Mazama species (Thomomys mazama yelmensis) Mammals Threatened Threatened