Washington Fish and Wildlife Office
Pacific Region
  • Service Reopens Comment Period for Oregon Spotted Frog
    in Washington and Oregon


    Changes to Proposed Critical Habitat and and Availability of Draft Economic Analysis is announced. Learn More

    Oregon Spotted Frog (Photo credit: Teal Waterstraf, USFWS)
  • Four Subspecies of Mazama Pocket Gopher to be Protected under the Endangered Species Act


    After years of close collaboration with local landowners, state biologists, federal agencies and other partners. Read More

    Mazama Pocket Gopher in hand (Photo: WDFW)
  • Endangered Pygmy Rabbit Recovery Effort


    Our country's smallest native rabbit gets a boost from outside populations Read more

    Pygmy rabbit (Photo: Penny Becker (WDFW)
  • Emergency Translocation of Columbian White-Tailed Deer


    Biologists work against time to rescue and relocate endangered Columbian white-tailed deer Read more

    Helicopter aids in relocation of Columbian white-tailed deer (Photo: Tim Jewett)
  • Prairie Species Proposed for ESA Protection


    Three Washington prairie-related species have recently been listed under the ESA. Read more

    Washington State prairie (Photo: Rod Gilbert)
  • Mussel Academy


    What are these students finding in the Chehalis River? Have a look here

    Mussel Academy students (Photo: Meghan Kearney, USFWS)
  • White Salmon River Plots New Course


    Changes unfold for the White Salmon now that Condit Dam is gone. Read More

    White Salmon River (Photo: Russ Howison, PacifiCorp)
  • Large Team Effort Results in Success for a Small Butterfly


    Significant numbers of new mardon skipper populations discovered in the Washington Cascades and in coastal areas of California and Oregon. Read More

    Mardon skipper butterfly (Photo: Tom Kogut)
  • Rivers Resurrected: The Stories Behind the Condit and Elwha Dams


    Years in the making, the White Salmon and Elwha Rivers are finally free. Learn about the people behind the projects.Read More

    Photo: Kate Benkert (USFWS)
  • Invasive Species: Zebra Mussels


    Once established, these mussels will change ecosystems and food sources critical to native mussels and species such as salmon and trout. Read More

    Zebra mussels (Photo: USFWS)
  • Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe Announce $16.5 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands


    The Skokomish River Estuary in Hood Canal, where the Washington Department of Ecology, Skokomish Tribal Nation, and the Mason Conservation District continue estuary restoration efforts supported by the USFWS. Read More

    Skokomish Estuary WA(Photo: C Swenson)
  • Elwha River Restoration


    Elwha River weir – Monitoring fish response to dam removal Read More

    Elwha sampling (Photo: USFWS)


Last updated: August 19, 2014
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