• 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 wildlife for the use and benefit of all citizens, now and in the future.
    Good Earth State Park, South Dakota, Photo by South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
    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

C.H.A.T.

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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

Grasslands

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Photo © Arizona Game & Fish

WAFWA News

Sep 20

Grants Benefiting Native Trout Awarded in Six Western States 

The Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) has awarded $18,800 out of its small grant program for eight projects, which will be matched by $98,014 in other public and private funding. More than $116,814 in conservation efforts benefitting … 

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Aug 22

Kansas Conservation Easement Increases Protection for Lesser Prairie-chicken 

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) has finalized permanent conservation agreements with a private landowner to conserve 968 acres of high-quality lesser prairie-chicken habitat in south-central Kansas. In additio… 

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

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