Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office
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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

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 Announces Annual Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

Southern Otter
Southern Otter

Youth across the nation are encouraged to apply to the 2015 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest. The contest encourages kids to express their knowledge and support of conservation efforts through creative and original artwork. The contest also promotes national awareness of the importance of saving endangered species while recognizing conservation initiatives across the country. The deadline for entries is March 1st.

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Blog: Saving Species with Art

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.

News Release
Federal Register Notice
How to Comment and More Information

Cooperative Caribou Collaring Research Project Launched

Caribou Collaring Research Project
Caribou Collaring Research Project

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.

Press Release

Last updated: August 12, 2014