Pacific Northwest Wildlife

Watchable Wildlife

  • Nature Watch - Your 190 million acres of National Forest Lands offer thousands of NatureWatch Viewing Sites across the country. Finding these sites has just been made easy to do with our new NatureWatch Viewing Site Inventory. The inventory allows you to search for places to view wildlife, fish, and wildflowers, while providing you a complete description of the sites, with maps and photographs.

Environmental Education Information

  • Wolftree - Wolftree, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 charitable non-profit corporation that was established in 1994. Our mission is to serve people and their communities through innovative science education, ecosystem restoration, and ecological research. Wolftree's administrative offices are located in Portland and Sisters, Oregon from which we serve many communities across Oregon and SW Washington. These offices support ten field sites, including our acclaimed Cascade Streamwatch education facility located on the Salmon River near the base of Mt. Hood.
  • Animal Inn - Animal Inn is an environmental education program designed to inform children and adults about the importance of dead and dying trees located in the forests, parks, and even in their own yards! Dead and dying trees support a wide variety of animals and plants.

Dead Wood Management

  • DecAID Advisor - DecAID is an advisory tool to help managers evaluate effects,of forest conditions and existing or proposed management activities on organisms that use snags and down wood. DecAID also can help managers decide on snag and down wood sizes and levels needed to help meet wildlife management objectives.
  • Guide to the Interpretation and Use of DecAID - The purpose of this Guide is to provide options and examples for using the data in DecAID, to help determine appropriate scale for analysis, appropriate use of the available data and assistance in meeting wildlife and decayed wood related objectives.

Wildlife Resources - Forest Service

  • USFS Washington Office Wildlife Web Site - 'Wildlife' includes the National Wildlife Program and the National Wildlife Ecology Unit. The National Wildlife Program assists field biologists in attaining the Chief's wildlife priorities and manage wildlife habitat resources from a healthy ecosystem perspective.

Wildlife Resources - Other Federal Agencies

  • USFWS Refuge System - The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife and plants. Since President Theodore Roosevelt designated Florida's Pelican Island as the first wildlife refuge in 1903, the System has grown to more than 150 million acres, 550 national wildlife refuges and other units of the Refuge System, plus 37 wetland management districts.

Wildlife Resources - State & Local Governments

  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife - The mission of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. Oregon has rich and varied landscapes which are home to a diversity of wildlife providing unlimited opportunities for fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing.
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state's fish and wildlife resources.

    The department operates under a dual mandate from the Washington Legislature to protect and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats, and to provide sustainable, fish- and wildlife-related recreational and commercial opportunities.

Other Wildlife Resources - External

  • Bat Conservation International - Bat Conservation International (BCI), based in Austin, Texas, is devoted to conservation, education, and research initiatives involving bats and the ecosystems they serve. It was founded in 1982, as scientists around the world became concerned that bats essential to the balance of nature and human economies were in alarming decline.
  • Partners in Flight - Partners in Flight was launched in 1990 in response to growing concerns about declines in the populations of many land bird species, and in order to emphasize the conservation of birds not covered by existing conservation initiatives.