Climate Adaption Committee

Statement of Purpose:
The WAFWA (Climate Adaption Committee) formerly known as Climate Change Committee will function as WAFWA’s principal forum for discussion, gathering information and/or identifying actions relative to all aspects of climate change as it relates to fish and wildlife.

The WAFWA Climate Change Committee will be responsible for increasing coordination and communication among western states/provinces on key climate change related issues; providing a venue to share information with state, federal, and provincial partners, as well as other conservation partners to improve development, integration, and implementation of fish and wildlife conservation plans and habitat objectives into state and federal agency planning; identifying regional approaches for fish and wildlife monitoring, evaluation, and management responses; creating a network of climate change contacts in Western North America that will work together to share information; supporting regional efforts to develop strategies to manage the effects of climate related changes to fish and wildlife habitats; identifying cross cutting issues that require multi-state coordination and collaboration; advancing priorities or actions for discussion and consideration by the designated committee(s) within AFWA; monitoring and informing western states about the potential for future funding from federal climate change legislation.


Davia Palmeri - Chair 
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97303
Phone: 503-947-6044