Wildlife of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests
|Gray wolf (photo courtesy of Sarah M. Atkins).|
WILDLIFE OF THE IDAHO PANHANDLE NATIONAL FORESTS
The Idaho Panhandle National Forests are home to over 300 wildlife species. These include large animals like woodland caribou, grizzly bears and bald eagles, and small ones like Coeur d'Alene salamanders, calliope hummingbirds and pygmy shrews. Our wildlife program focuses on 15 species. Click on any species to learn more about it.
These species have been listed under the Endangered Species Act as either threatened or endangered on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests:
- woodland caribou
- Canada lynx
- grizzly bear
- gray wolf (taken off the Endangered Species List in March 2008)
The Forest Service also manages the following sensitive species. They receive special management emphasis to prevent them from becoming threatened or endangered.
Visit these websites to learn more about these and other wildlife species: