Whether you are a sportsman, a dedicated or occasional wildlife-watcher, or a solitude-seeker, you play a vital role in preserving Idaho’s wildlife heritage.
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You can support Idaho’s wildlife and wildlife heritage by donating to one of the Foundation’s highlighted projects. Visit here often to learn about other opportunities that will benefit from your participation and support. Thank you for helping us to preserve critical wildlife habitat and to encourage greater appreciation for the wonderful wildlife of Idaho.
Idaho’s wildlife need sustainable habitats for survival. In Idaho, we are fortunate to have rich and numerous landscapes that provide critical habitat for thousands of animal species. Changes to these habitats pose a risk to their existence and well-being. Habitat changes can result from both man-made and naturally occurring activities such as climate change, property development, invasive plants, population shifts, and other threats to ecosystems. To help preserve and improve wildlife habitats, the Foundation supports conservation projects such as species research and monitoring, fence construction, and streambed restoration, to name just a few. We also oversee conservation easements that are donated for purposes of preserving important wildlife habitat. It takes baseline surveys and annual site visits to monitor changes over time and to make any necessary improvements. We also must stay informed of state and federal regulations and be prepared to take action to preserve conservation values for present and future generations. Each of us has the ability to contribute to the conservation of Idaho’s wildlife resources. Your support will help our wildlife have a sustainable home in Idaho.
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Wildlife education is one of the most vital tools for enhancing public understanding and appreciation of fish and wildlife resources and their management while shaping long-term enjoyment of Idaho’s natural resources. We support quality education programs that help schoolchildren learn more about our wildlife resources and the different ways to enjoy Idaho’s fish and wildlife in the great outdoors. Other education projects provide current and future generations of Idahoans, as well as visitors to our state, a greater understanding of wildlife through nature exhibits, interpretive trails, guided activities, instruction, publications, and other unique wildlife experiences. As Idahoans, we want to ensure that wildlife populations and their habitats, both on land and in the water, are conserved in a sustainable manner. Through education and recreational experiences, people become more interested in the role each of us can play in conserving and enhancing fish and wildlife resources for all to enjoy. Support this Project >
In addition to sport fish and game animals, Idaho’s diverse wildlife resources include creatures that are not hunted, fished or trapped—over 7,000 species and more than 90% of Idaho’s native wildlife. You’ve undoubtedly had your own encounters with many of these species. They range from songbirds and raptors to bats, snakes, frogs and lizards. . . and thousands more! Your support will help to maintain the health and diversity of our native wildlife, including those that are threatened, endangered or with sensitive-species needs. Funds will assist in a variety of work that includes research and management, habitat rehabilitation, and conservation education materials. Conserving the diversity of nongame species enriches the lives of those who enjoy wildlife-related recreation such as bird watching, nature photography and just being outdoors. It is also critical to the continued health of the state’s ecosystems that benefit all of Idaho’s fish and wildlife resources. Your support helps to preserve the opportunity to see and experience the diversity and beauty that wildlife bring to our lives in Idaho. Support this Project >
Donating to the Foundation’s Greatest Need Fund helps us to meet our mission to preserve Idaho’s rich and diverse wildlife heritage. The Foundation’s Board of Directors will assure that each unrestricted gift is applied where it is most needed. It may help us to preserve critical wildlife habitats such as riparian areas and winter feeding grounds. It may be used for conservation projects, wildlife management assistance, or to bring unique learning experiences to children and youth. It may also help us to monitor wildlife properties or to meet critical operating needs. We promise to use your gift wisely and efficiently. We value your donation as a trusted investment in the future of Idaho’s wildlife.
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