Washington Fish and Wildlife Office
Pacific Region
  • Service Seeks Public Comment on City of Everett Proposed Safe Harbor Agreement


    Written comments must be received on or before June 4, 2015. Read More

    Lake Chaplain Photo Credit: Joe Dreimiller
  • Greater Sage-Grouse


    Once numbering in the millions, greater sage-grouse populations have now dwindled to a fraction of their former size. In September 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether this iconic bird of the wide-open West needs protection under the Endangered Species Act. Read More

    Greater Sage-grouse (Photo Credit: NRCS)
  • "Service Announces Nearly $9.5 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands


    Five projects in Washington State that conserve and restore 643 acres of coastal wetland habitat will receive $4.9 million in grants Read More

    Skokomish Estuary WA(Photo: C Swenson)
  • Available for Public Comment: Assessment Plan to Conduct a Natural Resource Damage Assessment for a 1999 Oregon/Washington Coast Mystery Oil Spill


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    Oiled crested auklet Photo Credit: USFWS
  • USFWS seeks public comment on proposal to list West Coast Fisher as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.


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    West Coast Fisher Photo Credit: CC/Forest Wander
  • Once abundant in the western U.S., populations of the western yellow-billed cuckoo have declined for several decades. More than 90 percent of the cuckoo's riparian habitat west of the Continental Divide has been lost or degraded.


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    Yellow-billed Cuckoo Photo Credit: Mark Dettling
  • Read about 2015 Mazama Pocket Gopher Review in Thurston County


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    Mazama Pocket Gopher in hand (Photo: WDFW)<
  • Oregon Spotted Frog to be Protected under the Endangered Species Act


    Oregon and Washington populations will be listed as threatened Learn More

    Oregon Spotted Frog (Photo credit: Teal Waterstraf, USFWS)
  • Mussel Academy


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

    Mussel Academy students (Photo: Meghan Kearney, 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)


Current Activities

July 21, 2015 - Livestock Depredation Confirmed in Teanaway Wolf Pack Area

June 18, 2015 - Service Requests Public Comments for Proposed Pygmy Rabbit Safe Harbor Agreements

June 12, 2015 - Public comment report available for North Cascades ecosystem grizzly bear restoration process

June 11, 2015 - Thurston County News Release Re: 2015 Review Process

June 8, 2015 - 2015 Mazama Pocket Gopher Review in Thurston County  

May 5, 2015 - Service Seeks Public Comment on City of Everett Proposed Safe Harbor Agreement

March 27, 2015 - Public comments received on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Washington Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan now available for review 

March 27, 2015 - Tribes in 13 States Receive $4.2 Million From Service for Conservation Work 

March 24, 2015 -  Service Invites Comment on Proposal to Amend Listing of Southern Selkirk Mountains Population of Woodland Caribou

February 13, 2015 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Review Status of 133 Pacific Region Species

February 13, 2015 - Public Invited to Open Houses on Options for Grizzly Bear Restoration in North Cascades Ecosystem

February 3, 2015 - Deadline Correction for Information Submission for Island Marble Butterfly Status Review

January 7, 2015 - Service Announces Nearly $9.5 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands - List of Projects

January 6, 2015 -  New Leader at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Washington Fish and Wildlife Office


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Last updated: July 22, 2015
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