Upcoming Events

WAFWA’s 2024 Summer Meeting

June 3 - June 7, 2024
Stevenson, Washington
We invite you to save the date for our 2024 Summer Meeting. Registration will open in early 2024. Read More

Northern Wild Sheep And Goat Council Symposium

April 30 - May 2, 2024
Anchorage, Alaska
The NWSGC 24th Biennial Symposium will be held in Anchorage, Alaska April 30-May 2, 2024. We invite submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Read More

Recent News

WAFWA Accepting 2024 Award Nominations

February 13, 2024
WAFWA will continue the tradition of honoring outstanding acts of conservation during the award ceremony on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at our Summer Meeting in Stevenson, Washington. If you know of someone who has shown exemplary commitment to conservation, consider nominating them for one of our prestigious awards. For award… Read More

WAFWA Introduces New Student Engagement Program

January 12, 2024
The WAFWA is proud to host the Student Engagement Program to encourage college students from western states and provinces to gain professional skills and interact with fish and wildlife professionals at our 2024 Summer Meeting. 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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Career Opportunities

Wildlife Diversity Division Administrator - Reno, Nevada
Nevada Department of Wildlife
Open until filled
Wildlife Diversity Division Administrator - Reno, NV
Nevada Department of Wildlife
open until filled
Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Officer (multiple positions) - State Wide
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Police
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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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