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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 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. 

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Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Receives Federal Protection under the Endangered Species Act

Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo
Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo
USFWS

The western population of the yellow-billed cuckoo will be protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. The Service determined that listing a distinct population segment (DPS) of the bird in portions of 12 western states, Canada and Mexico is warranted. In the U.S., the DPS will cover parts of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

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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

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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.

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Last updated: August 12, 2014