Living with Wildlife

Northwest Washington is a great place to live and work, with abundant water, great soil, lush plants, a rich geologic history, and a diversity of wildlife. Wildlife in this region include:

Black bear, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, black-tailed deer, mule deer, cougar, coyote, bobcat, beaver, fisher marten, osprey, bald eagle, grouse, pileated woodpecker, mountain chickadee, salmon, steelhead. 

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife provides excellent information for most of the wildlife that landowner encounter on their properties. Visit their website to find out about ways to encourage, manage, and live with wildlife as well as laws and permits.

If you have beavers on your property, see our recent article in our newsletter, the Nexus.