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

Learn More

Photo © Grant Beauprez

Sagebrush Ecosystem

Learn More

Photo © Larry Kruckenberg


Learn More

Photo © State CHAT Leads

Black-Footed Ferret

Learn More

Photo © Kimberly Fraser

Prairie Dog

Learn More

Photo © Larry Kruckenberg

Swift Fox

Learn More

Photo © Kylie Paul

Western Native Trout

Learn More

Photo © Nevada Department of Wildlife


Learn More

Photo © Arizona Game & Fish

Aug 13

WNTI Receives $432K Grant from Resources Legacy Fund 

Resources Legacy Fund is once again partnering with the Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) through the Open Rivers Fund to reconnect parts of the Upper Bear River in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. The continued partnership will benefit Bonn… 

Read More
Aug 04

Grants Benefiting Native Trout Awarded in Six Western States 

The Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) has awarded $19,750 out of its small grant program for five projects in six states, which will be matched by $115,800 in other public and private funding. More than $135,550 in conservation effort… 

Read More

           Subscribe to Our eNewsletter: On the Horizon


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