• 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.
    Photo by Sam Stukel
    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 Kruchenberg


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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 © Arizona Game & Fish

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


Jun 13

WAFWA Land Acquisition Permanently Protects Lesser Prairie-Chicken Habitat in Kansas 

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) has finalized the purchase of approximately 30,000 acres of high-quality lesser prairie-chicken habitat in southwest Kansas. The permanent protection and long-term conservation … 

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May 19

Grants Benefiting Native Trout Watersheds Awarded in Four Western States 

The Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) is awarding $214,242 in grant funding for seven community-based projects that benefit native trout species across the western United States. The projects are funded through the National Fish Habit… 

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WAFWA in the News: 
Federal Appeal of Prairie Chicken Decision Dropped



Upcoming Events

Summer Meeting 2016 Now Open!

The 2016 WAFWA Summer Meeting will be held July 21 - 26, 2016 in Cody, Wyoming. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this meeting.