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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.


  • Governor Little thanks Salmon Workgroup and moves forward with recommendations

    Governor Brad Little issued a thank you letter to the members of his Salmon Workgroup on June 28th, 2021. In his letter, he acknowledged their time, dedication and effort to the cause. These efforts led to the conclusion of the workgroup and its 29 policy recommendations. Governor Little will move forward with all 29 of

  • Governor Little appoints Mike Edmondson as OSC Administrator

    Governor Brad Little announced on Monday, May 24, 2021 that Mike Edmondson will take over as administrator of the Governor’s Office of Species Conservation (OSC). Edmonson has been serving as interim administrator since August of 2020. “Mike Edmondson has a long history of working with landowners and industry to ensure that Idaho works to conserve

  • Sage Grouse Actions Team RFP’s Available

    Applications for the upcoming FY22 season of Actions Team funding are now available. Applications are due by May 3rd, 2021. Priorities for funding include helping equip RFPAs to improve fire suppression capabilities, build strategic fuel breaks to slow the spread of wildfire, restore areas that have been degraded by wildfire from encroached juniper trees and

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