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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 Enters into Agreement with Kootenai Tribe to Benefit Unique Population of Woodland Caribou

Woodland Caribou 2007

Steve Forrest

The Service has struck an agreement with the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho to revise the recovery plan for the southern Selkirk Mountains population of caribou. The Tribe will lead preparation of the draft revised recovery plan, while the Service will participate in the technical and policy review and provide financial support for the undertaking.

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Service Invites Comment on Proposal to Amend Listing of Southern Selkirk Mountains Population of Woodland Caribou

Woodland Caribou
Woodland Caribou

The Service has announced the reopening of the public comment period on the proposed amended listing of the southern Selkirk Mountains population of woodland caribou. The Service invites public comment on the proposed amended listing during a 30-day comment period from March 24 to April 23, 2015. The new scientific information that caused the reopening is a 2014 assessment by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). COSEWIC reviewed the status of the Southern Mountain caribou population, changing it from threatened to endangered in Canada under Canada's federal Species At Risk Act pending review by the federal Environment Minister.

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Federal Register Notice
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Service Invites Public Comments on Implementation Plans for Bull Trout Recovery

Bull Trout
Bull Trout
Joel Sartore and Wade Fredenberg

Six draft Recovery Unit Implementation Plans for the Coterminous U.S. Population of Bull Trout are available for the public to provide comments on until July 20, 2015. Bull trout is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in the lower 48 United States.

News Release
Recovery Unit Implementation Plans
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Last updated: August 12, 2014