• 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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Sagebrush Ecosystem

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Photo © Larry Kruckenberg


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Black-Footed Ferret

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Photo © Kimberly Fraser

Prairie Dog

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Swift Fox

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Photo © Kylie Paul

Western Native Trout

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Mar 12

American Angler: Grass Roots  

Western Native Trout Initiative Spotlight  

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Mar 06

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Aerial Surveys to Document Population Trends 

Aerial surveys will begin March 16 and run through mid-May in five states containing lesser prairie-chicken habitat. The surveys are conducted annually by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) to document population… 

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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