Upcoming Events

WAFWA’s 2023 Winter Meeting

January 4 - January 10, 2023
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
The 2023 WAFWA Winter Meeting will be January 4-10, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Read More

Western Black Bear Workshop

May 22 - May 25, 2023
Jackson, Wyoming
A WAFWA Sanctioned Workshop The Western Black Bear Workshop is held every three years by the Human-Wildlife Conflicts Committee sanctioned by WAFWA.  The workshop provides a forum where leading black bear managers and researchers share research results, management strategies, and emerging issues in the realms of black bear management throughout… Read More

Recent News

WNTI restores Bonneville Cutthroat Trout habitat in the Bear River

September 9, 2022
WAFWA’s Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) is making its mark in western watersheds. Partnering with Resources Legacy Fund, WNTI has funded 20 restoration sites along the Bear River watershed that extends through Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. The Upper Bear River, home to the Bonneville Cutthroat Trout, was fragmented by… Read More

2022 WAFWA Award Recipients

August 9, 2022
WAFWA honored conservation professionals at their virtual award ceremony at the 2022 WAFWA Summer Conference (recorded ceremony available). Read More

Western Native Trout Initiative

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Photo Credit: Tim Torell

Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool

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Pearl Lake, CO Photo Credit: Wayne D. Lewis

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
Dr. Jennifer Psyllakis, WAFWA President

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
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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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