State Wildlife Action Plan

This report is a 10-year comprehensive review and revision of the entire Idaho State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP), the product of an expert workgroup convened by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

Review Upcoming Draft Idaho State Wildlife Action Plan

Idaho Fish and Game is seeking comments on its Draft Idaho State Wildlife Action Plan 2022. For the first time, plants have been included in the plan. This plan represents a comprehensive revision of the 2015 Idaho State Wildlife Action Plan.

Review the draft plan below and submit comments by August 31, 2022, at 5 p.m. MDT.

Review and comment



State Wildlife Action Plan

You can download the full document or browse by PDF sections. All files are available as PDF documents at this time.

Full Document ( PDF: 39.6 MB )

2016 SWAP full cover



Last updated 02/15/2017


State Wildlife Action Plan by Section

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Ecological Sections Size
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Appendixes Size
Annotated Checklist of Idaho Vertebrates, 2015
511 KB
Summary Checklist of Idaho Invertebrates, 2015
274 KB
Idaho Species of Greatest Conservation Need, 2015
232 KB
Key Ecological Sections for Each Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) in Idaho. Species are Arranged First by Priority Tiers and Second by Taxonomic Order
271 KB
SWAP Vegetation Conservation Target Abstracts
5.9 MB
Species Conservation Status Assessments
9.9 MB
Species Monitoring Summary
345 KB
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The Action Plan describes key conservation targets (fish and wildlife species and their habitats), threats to those targets such as invasive weeds and wildfire, and recommended actions to address the threats.

The Plan is intended to conserve fish and wildlife by helping landowners, resource-based industries, and land management agencies choose programs and on-the-ground activities that benefit those species that need the most help. All guidance, strategies, and actions suggested in the Action Plan are voluntary and will help prevent future endangered species listings.