Defenders in the Northwest
Sage-Grouse, Photo: USFWS Pacific Southwest Region

Our Top Priorities

Defenders of Wildlife's Northwest office works to restore and protect imperiled wildlife and habitats in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The region's diverse landscapes range from the marine waters of the coast and Puget Sound, to the old growth forests of the Cascade Mountains, to the arid high desert of the interior basins and plateaus.

Related Species

Sage-grouse, gray wolf, grizzly bear, fisher, orca, northern spotted owl, wolverine

What Defenders Is Doing to Protect Imperiled Wildlife and Habitat in the Northwest

  • Pressing for officials to implement science-based management plans for gray wolves, grizzly bears, orcas and sage-grouse. 
  • Engaging in landscape-level planning processes that benefit multiple species in the Pacific Northwest, regardless of land ownership.
  • Advocating for protection and restoration of threatened and endangered species. 

Contact the Northwest Office

1402 Third Ave, Suite #930
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 508-5474

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