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This page provides the latest scoop on the work of Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office staff to conserve the fish, wildlife and plants of the Gem State.

If you are seeking Idaho-specific information, please call Public Affairs Specialist Leith Edgar 208-378-5796 or email him at leith_edgar@fws.gov. Please provide your deadline, topic area and contact information.

  • Service Evaluating Federal Protection for Whitebark Pine

    Whitebark pine / Richard Sniezko.

    The Service is starting an in-depth review of the best available scientific and commercial information called concerning whitebark pine. 

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  • Service to Consider Northern Rocky Mountain Fisher Population for ESA Protection

    Northern Rocky Mountain fisher / Bethany Weeks, Fickr Creative Commons

    The Service announced the initiation of a status review for the distinct population segment of Northern Rocky Mountain Fisher, to determine whether this population meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

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  • Court Ruling Reopens Comment Period on North American Wolverine Proposed Listing Rule

    Wolverine / Copyright: Roy Anderson

    The Service is reopening the public comment period on a proposed rule to list the North American wolverine as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

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  • Endangered Species Act Listing of Rare Native Idaho Plant Remains Warranted

    Whitebark pine / Richard Sniezko.

    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.

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  • Service Selects Greg Hughes as New State Supervisor for Idaho Ecological Services Field Office

    Greg Hughes / USFWS

    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.

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  • Service Seeks More Input on Habitat Needs of Imperiled Caribou

    Woodland caribou / Credit: Steve Forrest / USFWS

    The Service is seeking public comment on its 2014 proposed rule to reaffirm the 2012 designation of critical habitat for the southern Selkirk Mountains population of woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou).

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