This letter serves as a sixty-day notice on behalf of The Conservation Angler, Wild Salmon Rivers, Idaho Rivers United, Snake River Waterkeeper, Wild Fish Conservancy, and Friends of the Clearwater of intent to sue the Governor of Idaho and officials of the Idaho Department of Fish & Game (“IDFG”) and Idaho Fish & Game Commission (“Commission”), in their official capacities, to enjoin violations of Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”), 16 U.S.C. §1538, for authorizing and implementing fisheries that incidentally take wild (intact adipose fin) Snake River Basin steelhead in Idaho. The individuals and members of the organizations providing this notice use the streams and natural resources affected by these fisheries and have a long- standing interest in the preservation of wild fish stocks in Idaho and throughout the range of Snake River Basin steelhead. The actions of the state officials and commissioners named in this notice have harmed and will continue to harm these interests in preservation of wild fish stocks and in the survival and recovery of the critically imperiled Snake River Basin steelhead.

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