Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office
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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

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. 

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Service Announces Annual Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

Southern Otter
Southern Otter

Youth across the nation are encouraged to apply to the 2015 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest. The contest encourages kids to express their knowledge and support of conservation efforts through creative and original artwork. The contest also promotes national awareness of the importance of saving endangered species while recognizing conservation initiatives across the country. The deadline for entries is March 1st.

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Blog: Saving Species with Art

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

Woodland Caribou
Woodland Caribou

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

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: August 12, 2014