Collaborative conservation pays off for one of Idaho's rarest plant species
For one of the most rare plants in Idaho, a trip to the Emergency Room of conservation - a listing under the Endangered Species Act - was never necessary thanks to proactive and collaborative treatment administered by the Bureau of Land Management and other partners.
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.
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Service Selects Greg Hughes as New State Supervisor for Idaho Ecological Services Field Office
Longtime natural resource professional Greg Hughes has been named State Supervisor for the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office. Hughes succeeds Mike Carrier, who retired from federal service in 2015.
Endangered Species Act Listing of Rare Native Idaho Plant Remains Warranted
The Service has reaffirmed the listing and threatened status of a plant native to the sagebrush-steppe ecosystem of Idaho. The Service determined slickspot peppergrass (Lepidium papilliferum) remains warranted for listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.More Information
In September 2015, a status review conducted by the Service found that the greater sage-grouse remains relatively abundant and well-distributed across the species’ 173-million acre range and does not face the risk of extinction now or in the foreseeable future. The decision followed an unprecedented conservation partnership across the western US that significantly reduced threats across 90 percent of the species’ breeding habitat. The Service determined that protection for the greater sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act was no longer warranted and so withdrew the species from the candidate species list.