The Washington Fish and Wildlife Office is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Ecological Services program. We work closely with partners to conserve fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats throughout Washington for future generations.

About Us

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Office and its field offices throughout the state are part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Ecological Services program. This program works closely with our partners to conserve the nation's fish, wildlife, plants and habitat by providing national leadership for the conservation of species and their habitats under the authorities of the Endangered Species Act, the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, the Coastal Barrier Resources Protection Act, the Clean Water Act and more.

What We Do

At the Washington Fish and Wildlife Office we:

  • Conserve coastal areas and wetlands
  • Restore natural resources injured by hazardous substances
  • Conduct environmental reviews of federal projects
  • Recover candidate, threatened, and endangered species
  • Review the status of species to determine if they should be listed under the ESA
  • Foster conservation and assist voluntary habitat conservation and restoration

Explore some of the key conservation work we're conducting in Washington.

Our Organization

A rocky shoreline of a river. The water is calm. Mist and green branches line the river.
The Ecological Services Program works to restore and protect healthy populations of fish, wildlife, and plants and the environments upon which they depend. Using the best available science, we work with federal, state, Tribal, local, and non-profit stakeholders, as well as private land owners, to...

Our Species

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Office works with many threatened and endangered species. Explore what species currently stand at the forefront of our recovery work.

Projects and Research

From tamping down on invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

Learn more about invasive species
like giant knotweed to protecting endangered species like the Mazama pocket gopher, find out what kind of projects and initiatives we're conducting throughout the state.

Get Involved

Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Office provides many opportunities for you to help your community and fish and wildlife by doing what you love. 

Location and Contact Information