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
Ashy (Columbia) pebblesnail (Fluminicola columbiana) Molluscs Candidate
Beller's ground beetle (Agonum belleri) Other insects Candidate
Black rockfish (Sebastes melanops) Fish Candidate
Black-backed woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) Birds Candidate
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus) Mammals Candidate
Blue-gray Taildropper (Prophysaon coeruleum) Molluscs Candidate
Bocaccio rockfish (Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS) (Sebastes paucispinis) Fish Candidate Endangered
Brown rockfish (Sebastes auriculatus) Fish 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 (Anodonta californiensis) Molluscs Candidate
California mountain kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata) Reptiles Candidate
Canary rockfish (Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPS) (Sebastes pinniger) Fish Candidate Threatened
Cascade Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes cascadensis) Mammals Candidate
Cascade torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton cascadae) Amphibians Candidate
Cassin's auklet (Ptychoramphus aleuticus) Birds Candidate
China rockfish (Sebastes nebulosus) Fish Candidate
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
Chinook salmon (Upper Columbia River Spring DPS) (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha pop. 12) Fish Candidate Endangered
Chum salmon (Columbia River ESU) (Oncorhynchus keta pop. 3) Fish Candidate Threatened