Species recovery and protection
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to protecting the many species that call our state home and uses a comprehensive plan for conserving Washington's species of greatest conservation need and their habitats. Read the Washington State Wildlife Action Plan for more information.
Gray wolf conservation and management
Home for updates on gray wolf conservation and management in Washington.
Killer whale conservation and management
An icon of the Pacific Northwest, orcas today face unprecedented challenges to their survival.
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.
Salmon Conservation and Reporting Engine
Find up-to-date information and context for statewide efforts to protect and conserve salmon and steelhead.
Pygmy Rabbits in Washington
WDFW is taking steps to protect the endangered pygmy rabbit, the smallest rabbit in North America.
Bald eagles in Washington
The bald eagle is no longer on the endangered species list, but the public can still help protect this iconic bird.
Columbia River sea lion management
Columbia River salmon and steelhead face a serious threat from sea lions that prey on fish.
WDFW has implemented restrictions to help the recovery of struggling rockfish populations in Puget Sound.
Find out about research, monitoring and population estimates for marine birds on the coast and in Puget Sound.