Species of Greatest Conservation Need

The Idaho Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy provides a framework for conserving 229 "species of greatest conservation need" and the habitats upon which they depend. It is the state’s guiding document for managing and conserving at-risk species, most of which are not hunted, trapped, or fished. An integrated approach to implementing this strategy across all Fish and Game programs will reduce potential listings under the Endangered Species Act.

The Idaho Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS) was submitted to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service for review on September 30, 2005 and was accepted by the Service in February 2006.

TaxonId Scientific Name Common Namesort descending State Rank Global Rank
17345 Pelecanus erythrorhynchos American White Pelican S3B G4
18138 Passerina caerulea Blue Grosbeak S1B G5
18702 Hydroprogne caspia Caspian Tern S1B G5
18337 Aechmophorus clarkii Clark's Grebe S2B G5
16522 Leucophaeus pipixcan Franklin's Gull S3B G4G5
16900 Ursus arctos Grizzly Bear or Brown Bear S1 G4
19346 Baeolophus ridgwayi Juniper Titmouse S1 G5
16464 Spinus psaltria Lesser Goldfinch S5 G5
19374 Falco columbarius Merlin S4 G5
1344926 Loxia curvirostra pop. South Hills Red Crossbill South Hills population S1
19600 Tamias ruficaudus Red-tailed Chipmunk S4 G5
15794 Acipenser transmontanus White Sturgeon S2 G4
17557 Gulo gulo Wolverine S1 G4
19476 Coccyzus americanus Yellow-billed Cuckoo S1B G5