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Construction On New Idaho Fish And Game HQ To Start Next Year

Roger Phillips
Idaho Department of Fish and Game

It’s official – Idaho Fish and Game will be getting a new headquarters.

Fish and Game’s current HQ in Boise’s East End will be demolished and replaced by a new, 70,000 square feet building with 235 parking spaces.

State officials awarded the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation the contract, which will cost up to $20 million.

The department expects to house about 170 employees in the new location, putting all of their administrative staff in the same place for the first time.

Employees will be moved to two different Nampa locations during construction.

Fish and Game will pay the nonprofit up to $1.2 million each year to lease the new building but will own it outright after 25 years.

The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation has made several similar deals with Fish and Game over the years, including the department’s new Nampa office.

Officials say the current building, which was constructed in 1964, has reached the end of its functional life.

Construction will begin next year and is expected to be completed by 2022.

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