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Heffelfinger named 2023 Conservation Trailblazer

Posted by WAFWA on November 23, 2022
Congratulations to Jim Heffelfinger for being named Dallas Safari Club's 2023 recipient of the Conservation Trailblazer Award. He will be presented this award in January in Dallas.
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Western Big Game Seasonal Habitat and Migration Corridors Fund Request for Proposals

Posted by WAFWA on October 19, 2022
The NFWF is soliciting proposals for projects that enhance and improve the quality of state-identified, or tribal-identified, priority big game habitat, stopover areas, and migration corridors on federal land and/or voluntary efforts on private and tribal land.
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WNTI restores Bonneville Cutthroat Trout habitat in the Bear River

Posted by WAFWA on September 9, 2022
Partnering with Resources Legacy Fund, WNTI has funded 20 restoration sites along the Bear River watershed that extends through Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.
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2022 WAFWA Award Recipients

Posted by WAFWA on August 9, 2022
WAFWA honored conservation professionals at their virtual award ceremony at the 2022 WAFWA Summer Conference (recorded ceremony available).
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WAFWA Names Best in Show

Posted by WAFWA on July 14, 2022
The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) kicked off their centennial celebration last night in a Oklahoma City. One of the events featured was the “Spirit of Western Wildlife” art exhibition and auction. The art exhibition featured twenty-one pieces contributed from across the West. Each person at the…
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Art Exhibition Participants Selected

Posted by WAFWA on June 23, 2022
WAFWA will be launching its 100th year celebration on the evening of Wednesday, July 13, 2022 during our annual Summer Meeting. The launch party will take place at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. In addition to dinner, music, and museum tours, guests at this event…
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Western State, Federal, and Tribal Partners Map Ungulate Migration Corridors

Posted by WAFWA on April 11, 2022
There is perhaps nothing more evocative of the American West than herds of elk, mule deer or pronghorn moving freely across the landscape. And a new series of detailed maps reveals their migration pathways -- thanks to a team of state, federal and tribal scientists.
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Aerial Surveys to Document Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population Trends

Posted by WAFWA on March 15, 2022
Aerial surveys will begin March 23 and run through mid-May in five states containing lesser prairie-chicken habitat.
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Continued funding will help WAFWA protect the Western Monarch

Posted by WAFWA on March 10, 2022
The Monarch Joint Venture just announced their 2022 Partner Grant Awards that included an award to the paired Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) and Washington State University.
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New Film Launched: “The Need for Flexibility”

Posted by WAFWA on January 26, 2022
An exciting new film produced by the Intermountain West Joint Venture highlights the benefits of the Bureau of Land Management’s Outcome-Based Grazing program.
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