Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office
Pacific Region  

Endangered Species



Castilleja christii Photo Credit:USFWS
Bald Eagle Photo CreditRHolmesUSFWS
Bliss rapid snail Photo Credit: USFWS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for administering the Endangered Species Act. The Act provides a critical safety net for America’s fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. This landmark conservation law has prevented the extinction of imperiled species across the nation, and has promoted the recovery of many others.
The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office works in various program areas to recover and conserve imperiled species by fostering innovative public/private partnerships, employing scientific excellence and developing a workforce of conservation leaders.


The Endangered Species Act of 1973

The Act(PDF 180 KB)
ESA History
Sections of the Act
Laws and Policies
Federal Resource Laws


Endangered Species Act Activities

Listing and Critical Habitat
Critical Habitat Fact Sheet (PDF 280 KB)
Petition Process Fact Sheet (PDF 135 KB)
Delisting a Species (PDF 341 KB)
Candidate Conservation and Conservation Partnerships
Working with Tribes
Environmental Contaminants
Federal Agency Consultations
Consultation Handbook (PDF 919 KB)


Idaho Endangered Species Information

Idaho Species Status Handout (PDF 434 KB)

Is this Species in Your County? (PDF 27 KB)

Obtaining an Official Idaho Species List for Proposed Federal Actions (Section 7 Consultation)

Idaho Species in the News


National Endangered Species Information

Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS) – Species, habitats, maps

Threatened/Endangered Wildlife in the United States

Threatened/Endangered Plants in the United States

Threatened/Endangered Wildlife in Other Countries

Proposed Species for Listing

Candidate Species
Federal Register Documents

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Endangered Species Program


Invasive Species Information

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Aquatic Invasive Species Information

Invasive Species Prevention in Idaho: Invasive Species Fund Law, Fees and Boat Stickers

Idaho Invasive Species Council Information

Idaho Invasive Species strategy 2012-2016 (PDF 3.27 MB)

Other Federal Laws and Programs

Wind Energy and Other Renewable Energy Resources

Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee Recommendations

Clean Water Act – Section 404 permits

Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act

Communication Towers

Hydropower Relicensing/FERC

Federal Power Act

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Sikes Act

Bald and Golden Eagles

Eagle Guidelines

Migratory Bird Program

Migratory Bird Treaty Act

NOAA - National Marine Fisheries Service





Last updated: January 6, 2015