Idaho Fishery Resource Office

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Fishery Resource Office (IFRO) was originally established in 1981. Along with the Idaho Fish Health Center, Dworshak National Fish Hatchery, and Kooskia National Fish Hatchery. The IFRO is part of the Dworshak Fisheries Complex and is located on the grounds of Dworshak National Fish Hatchery, Ahsahka, Idaho. This facility is located approximately 40 miles upstream of the Snake-Clearwater River confluence at Lewiston, Idaho.

The IFRO provides a regional focus for the Service's mission to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish and wildlife, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. This is accomplished by providing technical assistance, facilitation, and Service representation to the states, Native American tribes, and other entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration, and management of the fishery resources in the Snake River basin and the State of Idaho.

Key focus areas include: Hatchery evaluation and monitoring encompassing the current Pacific Region Hatchery Review and Reform program; Endangered species recovery evaluation for steelhead, fall Chinook salmon, and bull trout; Conservation of native fishes to prevent future listings of species such as Pacific lamprey, burbot, and cutthroat trout; Fish habitat partnerships including National Fish Habitat Initiative, Fish Passage Program, and Western Native Trout Initiative; and Invasive aquatic species monitoring for New Zealand mudsnail and Quagga mussels.

Contact Idaho Fishery Resource Office

Contact Idaho Fishery Resource Office

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
4147 Ahsahka Road
Ahsahka, Idaho  83520–0018


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Idaho