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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.


  • 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.

  • OSC Hiring: Natural Resources Project Manager

    The Governor’s Office of Species Conservation has an opening for a Natural Resources Project Manager in Boise, Idaho

  • 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.

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