Conservation, Research and Education Opportunities International

Olympic Mudminnow Information System: Supporting public awareness and conservation of Washington State’s only endemic species

Julian Olden, University of Washington

Cryptic and difficult to find, but once discovered the Olympic mudminnow is both colorful and full of charisma.

This project is a continuation of 2017 and 2018 projects focused on improving scientific understanding of the Olympic mudminnow, and building a community of practice to enhance their conservation. Previous accomplishments include a synthesis of existing mudminnow population data and development of a state-wide conservation assessment. This phase of the work will focus on developing the Olympic Mudminnow Information System (OMIS) – an open-access, centralized, online information hub for wildlife managers, researchers, policy makers and the public.