About IFWIS

Technology is our hammer.

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IFWIS is small team of programmers, GIS professionals and data managers in Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG).  We work in collaboration with our counterparts at IDFG, federal agencies, tribes and private partners to develop a common infrastructure for compiling, managing and disseminating data about Idaho's fish, wildlife, plants and natural resources.

We work to build bridges between disparate studies and initiatives across agencies by developing common frameworks in geography, taxonomy and biology.

Our goal is to construct a knowledge system that enables:

  • collection at the source
  • simplified management
  • collaboration
  • data sharing
  • better decisions