Threatened and endangered species

As the state‚Äôs 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.

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Species Category State status Federal ESA status
Ashy pebblesnail (Fluminicola fuscus) Molluscs Candidate
Beller's ground beetle (Agonum belleri) Arthropods Candidate
Black-backed woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) Birds Candidate
Black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus) Mammals Candidate
Blue-gray taildropper (slug) (Prophysaon coeruleum) Molluscs Candidate
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
Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) Birds Candidate
California floater mussel (Anodonta californiensis) Molluscs Candidate
California mountain kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata) Reptiles Candidate
Cascade torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton cascadae) Amphibians Candidate
Cassin's auklet (Ptychoramphus aleuticus) Birds Candidate
Clark's grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii) Birds Candidate
Columbia clubtail (dragonfly) (Gomphurus lynnae) Arthropods Candidate
Columbia Oregonian (snail) (Cryptomastix hendersoni) Molluscs Candidate
Columbia River tiger beetle (Cicindela columbica) Other insects Candidate
Columbia spotted frog (Rana luteiventris) Amphibians Candidate
Common sharp-tailed snake (Contia tenuis) Reptiles Candidate
Dalles sideband (snail) (Monadenia fidelis minor) Molluscs Candidate
Desert striped whipsnake (Coluber [Masticophis] taeniatus taeniatus) Reptiles Candidate
Dunn's salamander (Plethodon dunni) Amphibians Candidate
Flammulated owl (Psiloscops flammeolus) Birds Candidate
Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) Birds Candidate
Great arctic (Oeneis nevadensis gigas) Butterflies and moths Candidate