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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

VOLUME I: WASHINGTON'S CWCS

Chapter I: Introduction and Background

A. Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy
B. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
C. Major Conservation Partners and Programs

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Chapter II: Biodiversity Conservation

A. The Challenge
B. What Should be Conserved?
C. How Much and Where Should Biodiversity Be Conserved?
D. How Can Biodiversity Be Conserved?
E. How Can Biodiversity Be Measured and Monitored?

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Chapter III: State Overview

Physiography and Climate
Land Ownership and Human Population
Washington’s Biodiversity
Washington’s Ecoregions
Wildlife Species Distribution, Status and WDFW Management Priorities
CWCS Habitats of Conservation Concern
Major Statewide Conservation Problems and Issues
Major Conservation Strategies
Major Statewide Conservation Planning and Assessment Initiatives
Major Fish and Wildlife Species and Habitat Databases

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Chapter IV: Species of Greatest Conservation Need

A. Mammals
B. Birds
C. Reptiles
D. Amphibians
E. Fish
F. Invertebrates

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Chapter V: Implementation

A. A First Step in Wildlife Conservation Planning
B. Narrowing the Scope of Implementation
C. Beginning the Implementation Process
D. Implementation Partners

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Chapter VI: Washington'S Ecoregional Conservation Strategy

A. Why Ecoregions?
B. Ecoregional Assessments
C. Local Conservation Planning
D. Ecoregional Conservation Strategies

Northwest Coast Ecoregion
Puget Trough Ecoregion
North Cascades Ecoregion
West Cascades Ecoregion
East Cascades Ecoregion
Okanogan Ecoregion
Canadian Rocky Mountains Ecoregion
Blue Mountains Ecoregion
Columbia Plateau Ecoregion

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Chapter VII: Monitoring and Adaptive Management

A. Status and Trends
B. Research Monitoring
C. Effectiveness Monitoring
D. Implementation (Compliance) Monitoring
E. Monitoring Tools
F. WDFW’s Monitoring Partners
G. Next Steps
H. Adaptive Management and CWCS Review and Revision
I. Conclusion

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VOLUME II: APPROACH AND METHODS

A. Identify Species of Greatest Conservation Need
B. Identify Habitats of Conservation Concern
C. Identify Major Problems and Conservation Strategies for Species and Habitats
D. Provide for Periodic Monitoring of Species, Habitats and Conservation Actions
E. Provide for the Periodic Review and Revision of the CWCS
F. Coordinate Development of the CWCS with Federal, State, Local and Tribal Partners
G. Incorporate Opportunities for Public Involvement Into Development of the CWCS

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List of Acronyms, Glossary, Supporting References

APPENDICES

Please Note: Appendices have been grouped into download sections by related subject matter, rather than by appendix number.

Appendix 1: CWCS Species of Greatest Conservation Need
Appendix 2: CWCS Salmonids of Greatest Conservation Need
Appendix 3: Criteria for Ranking Species of Greatest Conservation Need
Appendix 9: SGCN Status and Trend Checklist
Appendix 10: SGCN Problems and Actions Checklist

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Appendix 6: SGCN Wildlife Species Plans
Appendix 7: SGCN Salmon Plans and Strategies
Appendix 8: Associated Habitats of Conservation Concern
Appendix 12: Ecoregional Assessments
Appendix 13: Wildlife-Habitat Relationships in Oregon and Washington
Appendix 14: Habitat Classification Crosswalk

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Appendix 4: CWCS Outreach Plan
Appendix 5: Major Conservation Programs and Partners
Appendix 11: CWCS Committees
Appendix 15: CWCS Outreach Record
Appendix 16: CWCS Press Release
Appendix 17: CWCS Brochure
Appendix 18: SWG Brochure

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