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

Aug 14

ON THE HORIZON - News from WAFWA: August 2020, Issue 24 

A new website for WAFWA, sagebrush stakeholder engagement workshops, and results from this year's Lesser Prairie-Chicken aerial surveys. Find out about the latest efforts to conserve the lands, waters, and wildlife in the West.  

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Aug 10

Three Texas Parks and Wildlife Employees Perish in Helicopter Crash During Bighorn Sheep Surv… 

Three Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees died in a helicopter crash on Saturday, August 9 while conducting aerial surveys for desert bighorn sheep. Wildlife Biologist Dewey Stockbridge, Fish and Wildlife Technician Brando… 

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