Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office
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Welcome To The Idaho Fish And Wildlife Office

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov

The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office (IFWO) is a Pacific Region Ecological Services State Office, headquartered in Boise, Idaho.To assure statewide assistance, two additional Idaho Field Offices serve the public and other agencies.The Northern Idaho Field Office is located in Spokane, Washington, and the Eastern Idaho Field Office is in Chubbuck, Idaho. 

Idaho (IFWO) Conservation Success Stories

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Idaho Army National Guard Honored For Collaborative Covservation

US Fish and Wildlife Service  national Military Conservation Partner Award recipients
US Fish and Wildlife Service national Military Conservation Partner Award recipients
Idaho Army National Guard

The Service presented the national Military Conservation Partner Award to the Idaho Army National Guards Orchard Combat Training Center (IDARNG OCTC) in a ceremony at Gown Field on May 23, 2014. The Military Partner Conservation Award was established by the Service in 2005. It recognizes military installations that demonstrate excellence in conservation, and a commitment to working with partners to conserve fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats. Only one installation of the hundreds in the United States receives the Fish and Wildlife Service award each year, including all branches of active and reserve installations. The Idaho National Guards Orchard Combat Training Center has the distinction of being the very first National Guard or reserve installation to receive this recognition for conservation excellence. Other partners in conservation at the OCTC include the State of Idaho, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho Department of Lands, the Shoshone-Bannock and Shoshone Paiute Tribes, BLM, Forest Service and many other individuals.

Press Release


Caribou Comment Period Extended through August 6, 2014 Public Meetings/Hearings Set for June 25 and 26, 2014

Woodland Caribou
Woodland Caribou
USFWS

Caribou Comment Period Extended Public Meetings/Hearings Set for June 25 and 26 The comment period for the 12-Month Finding on a petition to delist the Southern Selkirk Mountains population of woodland caribou and proposed rule to amend the listing has been extended to August 6, 2014. Interested parties are invited to join Service managers and staff for conversations, questions and answers at the open-house style informational meetings. The afternoon information sessions will be followed by evening public hearings, where citizens are invited to deliver formal oral comment. June 25, 2014 Informational meeting: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public hearing: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Speaker Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Location: Bonner County Administration Building 1st Floor Meeting Room, 1500 Highway 2, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864 June 26, 2014 Informational meeting: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public hearing: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Speaker Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Location: Bonners Ferry High School Auditorium, 6485 Tamarack Lane, Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805

News Release
Federal Register Notice

Cooperative Caribou Collaring Research Project Launched

Caribou Collaring Research Project
Caribou Collaring Research Project
USFWS

A five-year cooperative research project intended to provide insight into the reasons for increased mortality of Southern Selkirk Mountains woodland caribou in British Columbia, Canada, was recently launched. The collaring study is a cooperative research project of the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program Columbia Basin, Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The cross-boundary Southern Selkirk Mountain caribou population declined from 46 animals in 2009, to 27 in 2011, with only 18 caribou counted at the end of the 2014 winter census. To learn more click the press release link.

Press Release


Last updated: April 21, 2014