Idaho Fish and Wildlife offices unable to provide support due to Federal government lapse in appropriations
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Idaho offices announced closures due to the expiration of funding on September 30th.
Due to the Federal government shutdown, the offices will be unable to provide support to the public, contractors, state and local agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. Affected offices include the State Office in Boise, Idaho; the Eastern Idaho Field Office in Chubbuck, Idaho; and the Northern Idaho Field Office in Spokane, Washington.
For programs experiencing a lapse in appropriated funding, only limited functions would continue, such as those necessary to respond to emergencies and to protect human life or property.
While a lapse in appropriations remains in effect, fish and wildlife management activities, public programs, meetings, hearings and events will also be cancelled.
Additional information is available at DOI.gov/shutdown, oneINTERIOR.gov, and at OPM.gov, which will contain information about the government’s operating status on Tuesday, October 1, and the days following.
The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office thanked the public for their understanding and support.