Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy

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.

Individual components of the strategy may be viewed below:

Ecological Section Conservation Priorities      

If you are unable to download these files, please call 208-334-2920 for an electronic copy of the strategy on CD.

Focal Areas - The Idaho CWCS Action Plan and Focal Areas guide implemention of CWCS and help prioritize specific conservation actions at a local scale.

NOTE: The above link leads to an area containing technical data and may require the use of certain software tools, components and processes including but not limited to: zip files, Google maps and Microsoft Office components (Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
Last Updated: August 24, 2011 
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