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Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

OSC seeks to proactively provide leadership and guidance for constituents including state, federal, and private stakeholders, seeking assistance with the conservation of rare and declining species, and recovery and delisting of threatened, endangered and candidate species under the ESA.


  • New Columbia Basin Collaborative Webpage

    The recently revamped webpage is now available! The Columbia Basin Collaborative is a collaboration of states, tribes, federal agencies, and stakeholders that is developing recommendations for achieving abundant and harvestable salmon and steelhead in the Columbia Basin. On the new webpage you can learn more about the CBC process and framework, find foundational documents, meeting dates/details, and Work Group contacts. For any questions on process or logistics please email Liz Mack ( and Samantha Meysohn (

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