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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.


  • Job Opportunity: Policy Analyst/Terrestrial Species Project Manager

    The Governor’s Office of Species Conservation has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Policy Analyst/Terrestrial Species Project Manager to fill a position in Moscow. This position will focus on the development, implementation, and coordination of conservation and recovery programs for terrestrial wildlife species in Idaho, as well as policies related to federal land use planning.

  • Governor Little signs Executive Order 2022-03

    Governor Little signed Executive Order 2022-03: Adopting Idaho’s 2021 Sage-Grouse Management Plan and Idaho Sage-Steppe Mitigation Principles. The 2021 Idaho Plan is a result of collaborative work, aimed at meeting the needs of sage-grouse while respecting Idaho’s economic vitality and its people’s way of life. The Idaho Sage-Steppe Mitigation Principles provide generalized standards to govern

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