BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has reached a deal with the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation to build a new headquarters in Boise.
Fish and Game in a news release on Tuesday says construction of the 70,000-square-foot (6,500-square-meter) building is scheduled to begin in 2020 and be finished by 2022.
Fish and Game will lease the new building for 25 years from the foundation, a nonprofit established in 1990 to bolster the state’s fishing, hunting and wildlife heritage through financial support of various projects and activities.
The lease would cost up to $1.2 million annually, and when it ends Fish and Game would own the building outright.
Officials say the existing building from the mid-1960s has reached the end of its useful life and will be demolished to make room for the new headquarters.