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About OSC

The Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation (OSC) is dedicated to planning, coordinating and implementing the State’s actions to preserve, protect and restore species listed as candidate, threatened and endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). This work is done in coordination with the State’s natural resource agencies and input from the citizens of Idaho, while taking into consideration the economic vitality of the State. The OSC provides constituent services for state, federal and private stakeholders seeking assistance with ESA issues.


  • Water Howellia recovered, proposed ESA delisting

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced the water howellia is flourishing and no longer needs protection under the Endangered Species Act. The FWS is now proposing to remove the aquatic plant from the list of endangered and threatened plants because threats to the species have been adequately managed. Water howellia is found in

  • Governor’s Salmon Workgroup hosting public meeting in Lewiston, Idaho

    The Governor’s Salmon Workgroup is hosting a public meeting in Lewiston, Idaho on September 20, 2019. The workgroup will meet at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game Regional Office located at 3316 16th St. Lewiston, Idaho 83501 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Clearwater Room.

  • Funding Available for Wolf Depredation Compensation and Prevention

    The Office of Species Conservation is accepting applications for wolf depredation compensation. The deadline for compensation applications is December 31, 2019. $90,000 is available to Idaho livestock producers for verified losses due to wolves during the 2019 calendar year. For more information on how to apply visit the wolves page.

  • Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) program accepting project applications

    The Office of Species Conservation is accepting applications for PCSRF funding Round 22. The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, October 11, 2019. Visit the Salmon and Steelhead page to learn more about the program and how to apply.

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