The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System (IFWIS) is the most comprehensive repository for site-specific data on Idaho’s fish, wildlife and plant diversity. IFWIS is a member of NatureServe and houses Idaho’s Natural Heritage data. In addition to more common species, IFWIS tracks species that are identified as having special conservation status in the following lists.
- Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) identified in Idaho’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy.
- Species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as endangered, threatened, candidate or proposed.
- US BLM Species of Special Concern.
- US Forest Service Intermountain Region Sensitive Species.
- US Forest Service Northern Region Sensitive Species.
- Idaho Native Plant Society rare plant species.
Acronyms and code definitions used by the Idaho Natural Heritage Program (IDNHP) and IFWIS can be downloaded in viewed in this workbook.
Applications & Resources
The Species Diversity program depends upon the generous support of its partners. In return, partners receive full access to the entire Species Diversity database. Go here to peruse our current partners or to become a new partner.
Idaho Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy
Completed in 2006, 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.
Idaho Natural Heritage Program Technical Reports
Idaho Natural Heritage Program scientists regularly write publications or technical reports describing their research and conclusions. Citations for these reports are made available on the Web. Some of the citations have digital copies of the reports for download. Other reports may be requested from the Idaho Natural Heritage Program.
Multi-Species Baseline Initiative
MBI is a collaborative of organizations which is conducting standardized surveys for multiple wildlife species and micro-climate across the Idaho Panhandle and adjoining mountain ranges.