America’s Conservation Enhancement Act

Posted by WAFWA on November 5, 2020
President Trump signed S. 3051, The America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (ACE Act) into law to codify the Nat. Fish Habitat Partnership.
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Art Contest Highlights Western Native Trout

Posted by WAFWA on October 23, 2020
The Wildlife Forever Fish Art Contest has joined with the Western Native Trout Initiative to highlight the diversity of native trout in the western United States. View the full press release here.
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New Web Design

Posted by WAFWA on October 12, 2020
WAFWA's website got a new look with easier to find information, featured news & events, highlights of our initiatives / work groups, and a new resource library!
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Posted by WAFWA on August 14, 2020
Learn about the new WAFWA Wildlife Movement and Migration Working Group, get the 2020 Lesser Prairie Chicken Aerial Survey Results and WNTI Annual Report, plus more!
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Three Perish in Helicopter Crash During Bighorn Sheep Survey

Posted by WAFWA on August 11, 2020
Three Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees died in a helicopter crash on Saturday, August 9 while conducting aerial surveys for desert bighorn sheep. Wildlife Biologist Dewey Stockbridge, Fish and Wildlife Technician Brandon White, and State Wildlife Veterinarian Dr. Bob Dittmar died in the crash on TPWD’s Black Gap…
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J.D. Strong Voted President of WAFWA

Posted by WAFWA on July 22, 2020
At the recent annual Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2020 Summer Meeting, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Director, J.D. Strong was elected as the President of the organization. Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) started in the 1920s as a way for the various wildlife agencies to…
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WAFWA 2020 Award Recipients

Posted by WAFWA on July 21, 2020
The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) honored conservation professionals from several western states at their virtual award ceremony at the 2020 WAFWA Summer Conference. A video recording of the awards is available!
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Aerial Surveys Document Stable Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population Trends

Posted by WAFWA on July 16, 2020
Biologists Note Annual Population Fluctuations, Emphasize Value of Improved Habitat The latest lesser prairie-chicken aerial survey shows that bird population estimates remain stable from the previous survey and —more importantly—the estimated number of birds has increased since surveys began in 2012. The surveys document an estimated range-wide breeding…
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WAFWA Seeks Input on Strategies to Conserve the Sagebrush Country

Posted by WAFWA on June 30, 2020
The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA), with its conservation partners, invites those living, working or invested in the sagebrush ecosystem to participate in an online, on-demand workshop through July 27. Organizers goals are to identify innovative, voluntary and collaborative strategies that address sagebrush conservation challenges.  Sagebrush, a…
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Posted by WAFWA on June 16, 2020
Restoring burrowing owl habitat, similarities between COVID-19 and wild sheep disease pandemics, and the new WAFWACHAT.org. Find out about the latest efforts to conserve the lands, waters, and wildlife in the West.
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