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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.


  • Preventing Wildfire in Sagebrush Country

    Invasive grasses are threatening sagebrush country. Cheatgrass in Sagebrush Country Video: learn about increased wildfire risks, and do your part this summer to protect this important ecosystem.

  • OSC featured in Life on the Range

    A new Life on the Range video from the Idaho Rangeland Resources Commission features two Beaver Dam Analogue (BDA) installation projects.

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