Idaho's wild landscapes provide some of the last habitat for spectacular wildlife. Here's what the ICL is doing to protect wildlife.
Idaho's wild landscapes provide some of the last habitat for spectacular wildlife.
The mountain caribou is the most endangered mammal in the lower 48. Only one small herd remains in the Selkirk Mountains of Northern Idaho. Caribou numbers have dwindled in recent decades due to habitat loss and fragmentation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced a plan to protect only 30,000 acres of habitat in the U.S.—a big reduction in acreage from the previous plan.
To recover caribou, we must do better. That's why we are joining other conservation groups to overturn the plan and secure greater and more effective protections for more caribou habitat.
We are working diligently to protect the amazing diversity of wildlife that call Idaho home including the following animals:
How do we do this work?
The Idaho Conservation League engages state and federal agencies responsible for wildlife and wildlife habitat. We advocate for protecting wildlife and their habitat from unsustainable development. We are also part of several collaboratives that are restoring and reconnecting habitat for fish and wildlife.