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Endangered species

A meeting to explain possible changes in Washington’s list of endangered species is Thursday at the Spokane County Public Health Building, 1101 W. College.

The state Fish and Wildlife Department proposes:

Reclassifying the gray whale from endangered to sensitive status.

Changing the Aleutian Canada goose from endangered to threatened.

Adding the Oregon spotted frog to the endangered list.

Later this year, the department also will review a number of other species, including the sage grouse, sharptail grouse, common murre, fisher, and common loon, for possible listing as endangered, threatened or sensitive species.

Written comments can be mailed to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091.

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