The Bureau of Land Management in Idaho takes care of 11.9 million acres of public land. This site includes information on these lands, as well as on the natural resources of Idaho, a map of Idaho showing the State counties, BLM districts, and BLM resource areas in Idaho, and links to BLM Idaho district pages (see below).
Burley Field Office
Coeur D'Alene Field Office
Pocatello Field Office
Shoshone Field Office
Upper Snake River Field Office
The CDC is part of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. It is the central repository for information related to the state's rare plant and animal populations. It also houses information on biologically significant wetland sites in Idaho. The wetlands information includes plant community, rare plant, and rare animal occurrence data and "can be used to identify potential conservation sites and comment on projects which may impact identified wetlands."
"Basin-wide conservation plans are being developed for selected basins in the state. The conservation plans summarize US Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory Maps, riparian and wetland information from agency files, and results of CDC field surveys. The initial basin-wide project encompassed the Henrys Fork Basin including the Teton River drainage. Currently, work is continuing in the Big Wood River basin, Idaho Panhandle watersheds, southeastern Idaho watersheds, and east-central basins."
This site includes links to Rare Species Information as well as to information on Conservation Sites and Wetlands in Idaho, and CDC Publications.
"The Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) is a public agency established to serve the people of Idaho and protect their welfare by ensuring that water and energy are conserved and available for the sustainability of Idaho's economy, ecosystems, and resulting quality of life." This site includes links to Water Management Information, Technical Information, Planning Information, the Idaho Water Resource Board, the Idaho Energy Division, Snake River Basin Adjudication, and River Flow Information, among others.
The Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) was established in 1963 by the University of Idaho Board of Regents and is currently located at the University of Idaho in Moscow. The IWRRI supports and directs water research for the State of Idaho and the region. "Our research results routinely lead to cutting-edge discoveries in such vital topics as water quality, water supply and water management. More importantly, these discoveries regularly lead to a greater understanding of our surroundings, offering sensible solutions toward maintaining a healthy balance between the economy and the environment."
Some of the areas of interest contained in the IWRRI research database include: Aquaculture, Bioremediation, Chemical Remidiation, Contaminant Monitoring, Economics of Water Allocations, Erosion & Sedimentation, Fish Passages & Fish Behavior, Geochemistry, Geophysical Investigations, Hydrogeology, Instream Flow Methodology, Instrumentation & Monitoring, Non-Point Source Pollution, Statistical Evaluation, Systems Planning, Unsaturated Flow & Water Quality, Water & Energy, and Water Management. The IWRRI Water Research Expertise page includes links these items.
The ICBEMP, chartered by the Chief of the Forest Service and Director of the BLM, is developing a new management strategy, through an open public process, for public land administered by the two agencies in eastern Oregon and Washington, Idaho, western Wyoming, western Montana, and portions of northern Utah and northern Nevada.