OLYMPIA — State wildlife officials say they are beginning wildlife status reviews on species that are listed by the state as endangered, threatened or sensitive.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will be collecting public comments through Feb. 25, 2017 on sea otters, grizzly bears, ferruginous hawks, northern leopard frogs, Larch Mountain salamanders, and four species of whales. The four species of whales are sei, North Pacific right, blue and fin.
State officials are specifically looking for information on: species demographics, habitat conditions, threats and trends, conservation measures that have benefited the species, and new data collected since the last status review for the species.
Written information is welcome online or through the mail.