We need you to submit wildlife observations to help keep common wildlife common and to help fill in the blank spaces for
presence of rare and hard-to-document species or species of special public or agency concern. Join the many citizen scientists
who collaborate and share observations on behalf of revealing a more complete picture of wildlife species presence, condition,
movements and distribution patterns.
- Sporadic reports of limping elk or elk with deformed or missing hooves have been received
in southwest Washington since the mid 1990's. Public reports about these observed signs of hoof disease have been collected
online by WDFW since 2012. Click the link above to report new observations, view a map of all observations or to read more
about the issue.
WDFW is interested in collecting information about the distribution and abundance of freshwater
mussel species throughout the state. If you spend time in lakes or rivers where freshwater mussels may be present, your
report can help provide information about the extent of freshwater mussels in the state.
Moose have been increasing in abundance and distribution within Washington for a few
decades. We seek your assistance in helping us identify where moose have recently been documented.
WDFW and the US Forest Service are interested in better understanding the dynamics of
mountain goat / human interactions, particularly on popular trails and camping areas.
Invasive species, both plant and animal, pose a serious threat to the biological diversity
of coastal waters the world over. With improvements in travel technology, the rate of introductions of nonnative species has
Wolves are returning to Washington. Learn about wolf conservation, management, natural
history, Washington wolf packs, and how to report sightings.