• 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.
    Lake Texoma, Oklahoma - Photo Credit Kelly Adams
    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


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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


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Photo © Arizona Game & Fish


Feb 09

WAFWA Applauds Secretary Zinke's Executive Order 3362 

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) commends today's signing of Executive Order 3362 by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The executive order is aimed at improving western big game habitat and associated migration co… 

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Feb 01

ON THE HORIZON- Issue 10 - February 2018 

CWD recommendations, collaborative conservation & songbird maps. Find out about the latest efforts to conserve the land, water and wildlife of the West.  

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Field Guides Available for Purchase

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