This map is to be used for informational purposes only and has not been prepared for, nor is
considered to be suitable for, legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. IDFG cannot accept any
responsibility for any errors, omissions, or positional accuracy, and therefore, there are no
warranties which accompany this product. In no event shall IDFG be liable for any special, indirect,
or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits
arising out of or in connection with the use or misuse of the information herein provided.
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If any interruption in service occurs during non-business hours, please contact us and the problem
will be addressed at the beginning of the next business day.
The data included in the map are compiled by the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System (IFWIS)
at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) is comprised of animal and plant observations from
agency and partner datasets and observations submitted online at
- The gray box is a tenth of degree latitude longitude and indicates the database houses one or
more species observation within that area.
- Many areas of the state have yet to be surveyed; the lack of an observation doesn’t indicate the
species is absent.
- It is possible for the same individual to be observed and reported by more than one person.
- Data submitted can include observations where the observer questioned their ability to correctly
identify the species.
- Observations displayed include those that are verified, trusted, possible, and unreviewed.
A species’ range is an area where a species could be found during its lifetime and includes areas
where the species may live, disperse, migrate, breed, and/or hibernate. A species may utilize the range
during different times of the year or different stages of their lifecycle. A species’ depicted range can
over-estimate the area occupied due to the inclusion of non-habitat areas. Species distribution models
are created to identify suitable habitat within their range and are not displayed on this map.
Species’ ranges included on the Idaho Species Catalog originate from a variety of sources. Some are
created in house by intersecting verified or trusted observations with a hydrologic unit boundary to
depict range extent.