Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office
Pacific Region  

Conserving the Nature of America


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The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office is a Pacific Region Ecological Services State Office, headquartered in Boise, Idaho. To assure statewide assistance, two additional Idaho Field Offices serve the public. The Northern Idaho Field Office is located in Spokane, Washington, and the Eastern Idaho Field Office is in Chubbuck, Idaho. Together, these offices manage fish, wildlife, plant and habitat issues under the Endangered Species Act or other federal laws throughout the State of Idaho.

Idaho Fish and Wildlife staff are dedicated to the Service’s mission, working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office develops and maintains strong partnerships to achieve its conservation goals. Staff work closely with Tribes; other federal, state, local agencies; nongovernmental organizations; elected officials and the public.

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.

The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office delivers the following ecological services to the public:

Endangered Species
(Species recovery, listing and classification)

Idaho Conservation Accomplishments Report: 2010 (PDF 7.7 MB)
Idaho Conservation Funding Report  2009 (PDF 7 MB)
Federal Agency Assistance and Consultation
(ESA Section 7 Consultation, FERC relicensing and hydropower activities, Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Alternative Energy, Permits)

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
(Private lands habitat enhancement and species conservation)

Conservation Partnerships
(Conservation agreements – CCAAs, CCAs, SHAs, Habitat Conservation Plans, Candidate Species Conservation)

Environmental Contaminants
(Field studies and investigations, Spill response, Natural Resources Damage Assessment and Restoration, Technical Assistance)

Administrative Services                                                                                                
(Public assistance, Budget and contracting services, Information Technology, GIS, Records management, Freedom of Information Act - FOIA)

External Affairs
(Interagency, Elected Official and Tribal Coordination, News Media, Press Releases and Public Information. Publications, Interpretive Trails and Displays, Special events)

Environmental Education
(School programs and materials, Education trunks, Outdoor Classrooms and Schoolyard Habitats; “Bird-by-Bird” birding program)

Tribal Coordination
Tribal Laws, Treaties and Policies
(Government-to-Government Trust Relationships, Species and habitat conservation; Grants)

In Idaho, the Service works closely with Idaho Tribes, honoring their rights as as sovereign nations, and working on a government-to-government level to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats.

Tribes of Idaho:
Coeur d'Alene Tribe
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
Nez Perce Tribe
Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation


Other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Offices and Programs in Idaho

Law Enforcement
Lower Snake River Compensation Plan
Dworshak National Fish Hatchery
Hagerman National Fish Hatchery
Kooskia National Fish Hatchery
Idaho Fisheries Resources Office (Ahsahka)
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
Other National Wildlife Refuges (Pacific Region)
Southeast Idaho National Wildlife Refuges (Bear Lake, Camas, Grays Lake, Minidoka)
National Fire Management (National Interagency Fire Center, Boise, Idaho)


Snake River Basin Adjudication (SRBA) Water Rights Agreement, May 2004

Agreement Summary
Questions and Answers
Idaho Department of Water Resources: History of SRBA
Idaho Forestry Program EIS


Last updated: August 12, 2014