Species decline is a global concern, and SFI requires the protection of Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value (FECV), which are defined as forest areas harboring species and ecological communities that are imperiled or critically imperiled.
Specific requirements for attention to FECV provide assurance that forest managers will tailor strategies to protect such populations and natural communities as a specific obligation on their managed lands.
Washington State Species and Communities of Special Concern
Information for Family Forest Owners
As a good land steward, it is important to be aware of plant and animal species of special concern that may occur on your lands, and how forest management activities may affect these species. WASIC is pleased to provide a series of factsheets on species of special concern that may occur on forested lands within Washington State. Each species factsheet includes a description of the species, habitat, range, and information on known threats to populations in Washington.
This is a small forest-dwelling bat that lives in the wet low-elevation forests. This species occurs on the Olympic Peninsula and in low-elevation northwestern Washington.