Sensitive Species

How do animals become “sensitive"? 

The BLM studies all animal species that inhabit BLM-managed lands.  When a particular animal species becomes at-risk of extinction, the BLM lists that animal as a Sensitive Species. Then, the BLM devotes special attention to maintaining or improving habitats for these species using science and through partnerships with other government agencies and private land owners.  

Click here to see a complete list of BLM-Idaho's sensitive species.  Learn more about some of these animals by clicking on the links to the right. 

bighorn sheep sitting in tall grass

What can you do to help?

There are several things people can do to help sensitive animal species. Volunteer with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Forest Service, or BLM on any number of conservation projects is one popular way. There are also many nonprofit organizations dedicated to preserving Idaho’s sensitive animal species. 

Hunters and anglers, know which species you are hunting to make sure you do not accidentally take a sensitive species. 


Utah valvata snail  sockeye salmon