• Representing Western Fish and
    Wildlife Agencies Since 1922

    The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies represents 23 states and Canadian provinces,
    an area covering nearly 3.7 million square miles of some of North America's most wild and scenic
    country. WAFWA's reach encompasses more than 40 percent of North America, including two-thirds
    of the United States. WAFWA supports sound resource management and building partnerships at all
    levels to conserve native wildlife for the use and benefit of all citizens, now and in the future.
    Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, Kansas - Photo by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
    Advancing conservation through information exchange and working partnerships

Lesser Prairie Chicken

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Photo © Grant Beauprez

Sagebrush Ecosystem

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Photo © Larry Kruckenberg


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Photo © State CHAT Leads

Black-Footed Ferret

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Photo © Kimberly Fraser

Prairie Dog

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Photo © Larry Kruckenberg

Swift Fox

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Photo © Kylie Paul

Western Native Trout

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Photo © Nevada Department of Wildlife


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Photo © Arizona Game & Fish


Feb 13

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant to Restore Lesser Prairie-Chicken Habitat

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has awarded a grant to the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) to restore habitat to benefit the lesser prairie-chicken. The grant, which totals $197,309.25, is being f

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Feb 02

Issue 4 : February 2017

View the fourth official WAFWA Newsletter.

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Field Guides Available for Purchase

Field Identification Guide for Common Plants used to Assess Habitat as Part of the Lesser Prairie Chicken Range Wide Plan


Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) Coordinator

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Sage-Grouse Conservation & the Sagebrush Ecosystem