Threatened and Endangered Wildlife in Washington: 2012 Annual Report.

This report summarizes recent recovery actions for the 46 endangered, threatened, and sensitive wildlife
species in Washington, with an emphasis on activities occurring in 2012. It also includes accounts for 26
of the 113 species that are candidates for listing as endangered, threatened, or sensitive. Species accounts
include background information about the species in Washington and recent conservation activities
including monitoring, management, and research. The state list of endangered, threatened, and sensitive
species is found on pages 6-8. State listing procedures are defined in WAC 232-12-297; endangered
species are classified under WAC 232-12-014; and threatened and sensitive species are designated under
WAC 232-12-011 (Appendix A).

Conserving the wildlife of Washington is an immense job which the Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife cannot do alone. Numerous partners and cooperating agencies, tribes, organizations, zoos,
companies, and landowners contributed time, money, and effort into conservation activities and are
identified in the species accounts. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of
Land Management, National Park Service, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Washington
State Department of Transportation, Washington State Parks, universities (particularly Washington State
University, University of Washington, and The Evergreen State College), tribes, and conservation groups
are important partners on many projects. The Woodland Park Zoo, Oregon Zoo, Northwest Trek, and
Washington State Department of Corrections have become essential partners in several projects involving
captive rearing and breeding of listed species. We apologize for any partner organizations that were not
acknowledged. Wildlife conservation also benefits from the many people, too numerous to list, that
volunteer their time, lands, and efforts to recover listed species.