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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.

Announcements

  • Job Announcement: Aquatic Species Program Manager and Policy Advisor

    OSC is accepting applications for the principal representative for aquatic species issues across the state until October 15th. The aquatic species program manager and policy advisor reports to the OSC administrator, Mike Edmondson, and will have statewide responsibilities that focus on the development, implementation, and coordination of conservation and recovery programs for aquatic species in

  • ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – Wolf Depredation Prevention

    The Office of Species Conservation is now accepting applications for projects that are proactive and can help prevent wolf livestock conflict in the future. Livestock producers with proactive measures, that may include guard dogs, range riders, trail cameras, and more are encouraged to submit project ideas and application between October and December 31, 2021. For

  • FUNDS AVAILABLE – Wolf Depredation Compensation

    The Office of Species Conservation is now accepting applications for verified livestock losses due to wolves during the 2021 calendar year. These funds were made available through U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wolf Livestock Loss Demonstration Project Grant Program. Compensation funds are only available to confirmed kills that have been verified by Wildlife Services. For

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