• 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


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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May 02

Greater Sage-Grouse Monitoring Underway in 11 Western States 

Scientists across the western U.S. and Canada are out in the field closely monitoring the population of greater sage-grouse. The birds gather on breeding grounds called leks in March, April and May. This concentration of birds provides bio… 

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


Position Available

Recruiting for Lesser Prairie-Chicken Program Manager

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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.