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USFWS Threatened and Endangered Species and Critical Habitat

Occurring in Washington State under the Jurisdiction of USFWS


Wolf photo by Gerald and Buff Corsi
California Academy of Sciences


The following species have been identified by the USFWS to occur in the State of Washington. The WSDOT Environmental Services Office is dedicated to the protection of these species and their respective habitats.  

The USFWS provides species lists for actions authorized, funded or carried out by federal agencies. The species list fulfills the requirement, under section 7(c) of the ESA, to provide a list of threatened and endangered species upon request for federal actions and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance. To request a list for one or more counties, or a project area, access the USFWS IPaC webpage.


Bradshaw's desert-parsley (Lomatium bradshawii
Gray wolf (Canis lupus)
Marsh sandwort (Arenaria paludicola )
Pygmy rabbit(Brachylagus idahoensis )
Short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus
Showy stickseed(Hackelia venusta )
Wenatchee Mountains checkermallow (Sidalcea oregana var. calva )
Woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou
Taylor's Checkerspot butterfly (Euphydrya editha taylori)


Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus)
Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)
Columbian white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus leucurus)
Golden paintbrush (Castilleja levisecta)
Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos/horribilis)
Kincaid's lupine (Lupinus sulphureus var. kincaidii)
Marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus marmoratus)
Western DPS yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)  
Mazama pocket gopher (Thomomys mazama, subspecies yelmensis, glacialis, tumuli, pugetensis)
Nelson's checkermallow (Sidalcea nelsoniana)
Northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina)
Streaked horned lark (Eremophila alpestris strigata)
Oregon silverspot butterfly (Speyeria zerene hippolyta)
Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa)
Spalding’s catchfly (Silene spaldingii)
Umtanum desert buckwheat (Eriogonum codium)
Ute ladies'-tresses (Spiranthes diluvialis)
Water howellia (Howellia aquatilis
Western snowy plover (Charadrius alexanfrinus nivosus)
White Bluffs bladder-pod (Physaria tuplashensis)


Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma) (proposed under the ESA "similarity of appearance provision, section 4(e)))
North American wolverine (Gulo gulo luscus)


Island Large Marble Butterfly (Euchloe ausonides insulanus)


Designated Critical Habitat

USFWS Critical Habitat Portal
Canada lynx
Woodland caribou
Streaked horned lark
Bull trout
Taylor's checkerspot
Oregon spotted frog
Kincaid's lupine
Marbled Murrelet
Mazama pocket gopher
Northern Spotted Owl
Wenatchee Mountain Checkermallow
Umtanum desert buckwheat
Western Snowy Plover
White Bluffs bladder-pod