The IFWCO provides a regional focus for the Service's mission to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish and wildlife, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. This is accomplished by providing technical assistance, facilitation, and Service representation to the states, Native American tribes, and other entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration, and management of the fishery resources in the Snake River basin and the State of Idaho.
What We Do
- Hatchery evaluation and monitoring encompassing the current Pacific Region Hatchery Review and Reform program;
- Endangered species recovery evaluation for steelhead, fall Chinook salmon, and bull trout;
- Conservation of native fishes to prevent future listings of species such as Pacific lamprey, burbot, and cutthroat trout;
- Fish habitat partnerships including National Fish Habitat Initiative, Fish Passage Program, and Western Native Trout Initiative;
- Invasive aquatic species monitoring for New Zealand mudsnail and Quagga mussels.
- Pacific lamprey
- Chinook salmon
- coho salmon
- Western pearlshell
Projects and Research
Watercraft Safety Coordination
Fall Chinook Salmon