Management Recommendations for Washington’s Priority Species, Volume IV: Birds

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has identified those fish and wildlife resources that are a priority for management and conservation. Priority habitats are those habitat types with unique or significant value to many fish or wildlife species. Priority species are those fish and wildlife species requiring special efforts to ensure their perpetuation because of their low numbers, sensitivity to habitat alteration, tendency to form vulnerable aggregations, or because they are of commercial, recreational, or tribal importance. Descriptions of those habitats and species designated as priority are published in the Priority Habitats and Species (PHS) List.