Upcoming Events

WAFWA Executive Leadership Meeting 2023

November 28 - December 1, 2023
Henderson, Nevada
The WAFWA Executive Leadership Meeting for Directors, Deputies and Commissioners will be November 28th to December 1st, 2023 in Henderson, Nevada. Read More

2024 Western Black Bear Workshop

May 13 - May 17, 2024
Jackson, Wyoming
The 14th Western Black Bear Workshop will be in May 2024 in Jackson, Wyoming. Read More

Recent News

WAFWA Welcomes Brian Nesvik as New President

November 16, 2023
At our July Summer Meeting, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies elected Brian Nesvik Director of Wyoming Fish and Game as President. Brian served two terms as WAFWA Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee for two years prior to stepping up to the President’s role. Read More

A Step Forward with Migration Corridors

November 15, 2023
We are proud to announce that WAFWA has partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to continue the efforts of western big game migration corridor conservation. RMEF will be investing $400,000 into this effort, and WAFWA will match those funds at least 3:1 resulting in $1.2 million in funds for… Read More

Western Native Trout Initiative

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Photo Credit: Tim Torell

Sagebrush Conservation Initiative

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North-central Oregon. Photo Credit: Dan Meyers

Western Grasslands Initiative

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Burrowing Owl. Credit: Keith Kohl (ODFW)
Burrowing Owl

Wild Sheep Initiative

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Bighorn Sheep
Bighorn Sheep
Brian Nesvik, WAFWA President

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About Us

Representing Western Fish & Wildlife Agencies Since 1922 

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) 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, inhabited by over 1,500 premier wildlife species.

Since 1922, WAFWA’s goal has been to support sound resource management and build partnerships to conserve wildlife for the use and benefit of all citizens, now and in the future.

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WAFWA Business Office

PO Box 190150
Boise, Idaho 83719

Phone: (208) 331-9431
Email: wafwa.admin@wafwa.org

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