The BLM's Threatened and Endangered Species Program works to conserve and recover federally-listed and Bureau sensitive animal and plant species and their habitat on public lands.
The program also shares cooperative responsibility with other BLM programs and partners for conservation of non-listed
rare species with a goal of avoiding the need to list them in the future.
The BLM manages habitat for over 430 wildlife, fish, and plant species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and at least 15 species identified as candidates for listing.
In many cases, BLM-managed public lands offer the best hope for recovery of rare or listed plant and animal species and many occur only on BLM-managed lands.
BLM Idaho has an opportunity to work with a partner organization to assist BLM with the conservation of various species, to include federally-listed, candidate and bureau sensitive species.
Conservation includes, but is not limited to, gaining knowledge about species and their habitats, providing for protection or management of species and their habitats, augmenting species and restoring and enhancing rare species habitat in Idaho.
This program is in support of creating a conservation stewardship legacy second to only Teddy Roosevelt by providing an opportunity to strengthen state and local partnerships, implement priority species and habitat monitoring, support restoration activities that enhance habitat connectivity and resiliency, and enhances opportunities for volunteer service and youth engagement on public lands.