• 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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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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Jul 26

WAFWA Honors Career Achievements of Western Conservation Professionals 

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) is honoring conservation professionals from several western states with awards lauding their work to conserve fish and wildlife resources.  

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Jul 01

Aerial Surveys Document Stable Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population Trends 

Biologists Note Annual Population Fluctuations, Emphasize Value of Improved Habitat. The latest lesser prairie-chicken survey shows bird population trends remain stable after five years of aerial survey data collection. The surveys indi… 

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Update on Western Wildlife Conservation Efforts



Winter 2017 Conference

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The WAFWA 2017 Winter Meeting will be held January 5-7, 2017 at The Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona.  Please check back for updates.