The Idaho Conservation Data Center (CDC) is the central
repository for information related to the state's rare plant and
animal populations. The operating philosophy of the CDC is to
provide accurate, comprehensive, and timely information on
Idaho's rare species to decision makers at the earliest stages of
land management planning. The CDC has serviced thousands of
information requests during the past decade, quietly eliminating
or minimizing potential conflicts.
The CDC is part of the Natural Heritage Network with comparable programs in each of the
50 states, several Canadian provinces, and several countries in
Latin America and the Carribean.