Challis Local Working Group

Local Working Groups (LWGs) are the heart of Idaho's sage-grouse conservation strategy. LWGs provide a forum for people to discuss sage-grouse and habitat issues in their area, share knowledge for local planning, and build support for on-the-ground projects. With the help of Office of Species Conservation grants and other federal and nonfederal matching funds, LWGs have developed and completed many habitat improvement projects for sage-grouse.

Habitat improvement projects include reseeding sagebrush and native grasses and forbs after wildfire, and fencing wet meadows and springs to protect and improve late summer brood-rearing habitat.

Download the Challis Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan

Contact Challis Local Working Group

Contact Challis Local Working Group

Chris Gaughan
Wildlife Biologist, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
99 Highway 93
P.O. Box 1336
Salmon, Idaho  83467
Phone: 208-756-2271


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Butte County, Idaho
  • Custer County, Idaho
  • Lemhi County, Idaho