Idaho Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
Providing assistance to conserve and protect fish and wildlife



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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (IFWCO) was originally established in 1981.  Along with the Idaho Fish Health Center, Dworshak National Fish Hatchery, and Kooskia National Fish Hatchery. The IFWCO is part of the Dworshak Fisheries Complex and is located on the grounds of Dworshak National Fish Hatchery, Ahsahka, Idaho. This facility is located approximately 40 miles upstream of the Snake-Clearwater River confluence at Lewiston, Idaho.

The IFWCO works closely with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Nez Perce Tribe and other Federal agencies to manage, monitor and evaluate spring, summer and fall Chinook salmon and steelhead hatchery and natural production in the Snake River basin. We also work with partners to study, preserve and restore native cutthroat, redband and bull trout, burbot, sockeye salmon and Pacific lamprey populations in the region. We are actively involved with assisting partners and private landowners in restoring Idaho rivers and streams so as to maintain our native fish populations and fishing opportunities.

We participate in numerous initiatives: the Lower Snake River Compensation Plan; National Fish Habitat Action Plan; Western Native Trout Initiative; Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation Act; Partners for Fish and Wildlife; Aquatic
Invasive Species; Climate Change; Hatchery Evaluation; Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program, Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative and with multiple species associated with the Endangered species Act.

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Last updated: August 12, 2016
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