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Plants               Communities               Animals               Publications

Plants
Rare Plant Species in Washington - Species that are tracked by our program.  Includes ranks and status.

Working List of Non-Vascular Plants - Lists of rare mosses, lichens, microfungi, and marine algae.

Watch List of Vascular Plants - List of vascular plants that are more abundant and/or less threatened than previously assumed.

Rare Plant Field Guide - Features identification tips, photos, occurrence maps, and more.  PDF files can be downloaded and printed.  List of plants in Field Guide (172KB PDF).

Rare Plant Survey Guidelines (25KB PDF) - Suggested guidelines for conducting rare plant surveys for environmental review.


Communities
Plant Associations in Washington's Puget Trough Ecoregion - Vegetation classification fact sheets, keys, and association tables. 


Animals
Animal Species in Washington (partial list) - List of vertebrates and select invertebrates for which our program maintains information.  Includes ranks.

Animal Species of Concern List - Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife's list of State Endangered, State Threatened, State Sensitive, or State Candidate species, as well as species listed, or proposed for listing, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Washington Herp Atlas - Current herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles, or "herps") information including information on life history, habitat, status, threats, management concerns, and distribution.  Also provides descriptions, identification tips, habitat information, and photographs.  List of species in Herp Atlas (41KB PDF).


Publications
Natural Heritage Plan - Biennial report on the status of Washington's system of natural areas and their role in biodiversity conservation.  Printed copies are available by contacting the program.

Site Characteristics of Golden Paintbrush Populations (788KB PDF) - Summary of site characteristics that are essential for management and reintroduction of Castilleja levisecta.

Reintroduction Plan for Golden Paintbrush (308KB PDF) - Recovery plan that calls for the re-introduction of 20 populations of at least 1,000 Castilleja levisecta plants on protected land.

Southwestern Washington Prairies: Using GIS to find remnant prairies and rare plant habitat (1,124KB PDF) - Use of GIS analysis to plan inventory of rare plant species in grasslands of Lewis, Clark, and Cowlitz counties of southwestern Washington.

Plant Associations of Balds and Bluffs of Western Washington (1,536KB PDF) - Definitions, processes, management considerations, keys, descriptions, and association tables for plant associations of balds and bluffs in western Washington.

Preliminary Classification of Freshwater Wetland Vegetation in Western Washington (5,728 KB PDF) - covers native, undisturbed wetlands found in the lowlands of western Washington. It includes impounded, semi-impounded and tidal freshwater wetland plant communities.

A Marine and Estuarine Habitat Classification System for Washington State (3,397 KB PDF) - habitats are defined by their depth, substratum type, energy level and a few modifiers. Diagnostic species (plants and animals) are described. 

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