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

Jul 19

DWR Director Mike Fowlks Voted President of WAFWA

During the recent annual Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies conference held in Manhattan, Kansas, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Director Mike Fowlks was voted as the president of the organization. The Western A

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Jul 16

Western Conservationists Awarded by WAFWA

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) has honored conservation professionals from several western states with awards commending their work to conserve fish and wildlife resources. The awards were announced July 15 a

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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