Bee Bingo Creates a Buzz in Biologists' Backyards
Bingo for the bees caused quite a buzz in the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office. The inaugural conservation game pitted staff against one another in an effort to attract and document a row of mason bees (Megachilidae; Osmia) in mason bee boxes posted in the competitors’ backyards.
Raptor Rapture: Bird Enthusiasts Play Biologist for a Day
For one day a group of citizen-scientists experienced what it’s like to work as a biologist on the conservation of raptors during a trip to the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area in southwest Idaho.
Floating Island Buoys Hope for Trumpeter Swans in Idaho
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program partnered with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes on a project within the Fort Hall Reservation to deploy artificial islands to deliver real habitat for trumpeter swans.
Native Trout Conservation of Henrys Lake in Idaho Creates Strong Partnership
Working with the Henrys Lake Foundation, Partners for Fish and Wildlife biologist Cary Myler contributed to the conservation of native cutthroat trout in Henrys Lake, Idaho.
Washington and Idaho awarded more than $7 million to assist in collaborative efforts to conserve America's most imperiled species
The Idaho grant awards $454,475 for the Spaldingâ€™s Catchfly Conservation Project, Phase II in Latah County. The funding will be used to acquire properties that provide a critical link between existing conservation areas and protect some of the last Palouse Prairie remnants.ÂNews Release
Service Invites Comment on Proposal to Amend Listing of Southern Selkirk Mountains Population of 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.Get More Information HereFederal Register Notice
In March 2010, the USFWS determined that the greater sage-grouse warrants the protection of the Endangered Species Act but that listing the species at this time is precluded by the need to address higher priority species first. The determination found no morphological, behavior or genetic data to support a delineation of a western or eastern subspecies of the greater sage-grouse.The greater sage-grouse is on the candidate list for future action, and states will continue to be responsible for managing the bird.