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

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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Comment Period Reopens for Yellow-billed Cuckoo Proposed Listing

  Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

The public comment period for the proposal to list the yellow-billed cuckoo in 12 western states has been reopened for 15 days. The new comment period closes April 25, 2014. The Service seeks information regarding any threats to the species and regulations that may address those threats.

For more information about the proposal and the information:

Northern Rocky Mountain (NRM) Gray Wolf Annual Report

Gray Wolf (canis lupus)
Gray Wolf

The 2013 Northern Rocky Mountain (NRM) Gray Wolf annual report is available to the public. The report is conducted as part of the Service's work to monitor the wolf population to ensure that it continues to exceed recovery goals under professional state management, and no longer requires federal protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The report is a cooperative effort by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Wyoming Fish and Game, the Nez Perce Tribe, National Park Service, Blackfeet Nation, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Wind River Tribes, Colville Tribe, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Utah Department of Natural Resources, and USDA Wildlife Services.

NRM Annual Report
Additional Wolf Information

Slickspot Peppergrass Comment Period Reopening

Slickspot Peppergrass (Lepidium papilliferum)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened the public comment period for the revised proposed rule to designate critical habitat and the reconsideration of listing for slickspot peppergrass. The new 45-day comment period closing date is June 5, 2014. Comments previously submitted do not need to be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in the preparation of the final rules. The Notice contains information about specific information the Service is requesting from the public. Comments may be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Enter docket number FWS R1 ES 2013 0117 for reconsideration of the listing, and FWS R1 ES 2010 0071 for critical habitat action.

Press Release
Federal Register Notice (Reading Room Version)

Last updated: April 18, 2014