Pocket gophers (Northern pocket gopher shown here) are stout-bodied rodents with small ears and eyes and large clawed front paws.
Their large front teeth are used to loosen soil and rocks while digging, as well as to cut and eat roots. (Photo by Ty Smedes.)
Mazama Pocket Gopher Conservation
“In the south Puget Sound area, many populations of Mazama pocket gopher have disappeared since the 1940s.”
“WDFW [Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife] is preparing updated status reviews for wildlife species currently listed as endangered, threatened, or sensitive under state law. As part of the review process, the agency is inviting the public to submit relevant information on the following topics for each species:
Threats and trends
Conservation measures that have benefited the species
New data collected since the last status review for the species”
To Submit Comments:
– Online: www.wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/endangered/status_review/comments.html.
– Written: email to TandEpubliccom@dfw.wa.gov, or by mail to Penny Becker, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091.
Comment on the Mazama pocket gopher is due by Feb. 11, 2016.