Representing Western Fish and
Wildlife Agencies Since 1922

Advancing Collaborative, Proactive, Science-Based Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Management Across the West

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies represents 24 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.

Franklin Mountains, Texas - Photo Credit Chase Fountian

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

Mar 18

COVID-19 and WAFWA Meetings  

Read the latest update on WAFWA meetings and cancellations due to COVID-19.   

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Mar 02

Aerial Surveys to Document Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population Trends 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2020 Contact: Bill Van Pelt, 623.236.7573 bill.vanpelt@wafwa.org   Aerial surveys will begin March 16 and run through mid-May in five states containing lesser prairie-chicken habitat. The surve… 

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