Idaho Bird Conservation Plan
Idaho Partners in Flight focused this plan on restoring healthy ecosystems that will maintain productive and complete bird communities. The plan identifies priority bird species, then uses those species and other information on habitat trends to focus on highest priority habitats. Thus, this plan takes a habitat-based approach, rather than a species-based approach, to conserving bird populations.
The Plan covers in detail four habitats considered to be the highest priority habitats for birds in Idaho: Riparian; Non-riverine Wetlands; Sagebrush Shrublands; and Dry Ponderosa Pine/Douglas-fir/Grand Fir. Decisions for why and how these habitats were chosen is described below under “Prioritization.” Following that section are habitat descriptions, plan objectives, and issues, strategies, and tasks for meeting those objectives.