Deputies Committee

Mission/Statement of Purpose:  We aim to promote collaboration, information sharing, policy development, capacity building, professional development, and international cooperation among western wildlife agencies.

Specifically, we will:

  • Develop and implement WAFWA executive direction to support the directors and the Executive Committee
  • Address emerging interdisciplinary fish and wildlife challenges in the West
  • Provide oversight and approval of WAFWA workshops
  • Foster and share best practices for administering fish and wildlife agencies
  • Promote career development and leadership among our members to support continuity and retention of WAFWA institutional knowledge.

Final Approved Version, October 25, 2023

Members List

Mike Canning, Chair
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Mike Scott, Vice-Chair
Nevada Department of Wildlife
Ty Gray, Leadership, Sponsor
Arizona Game and Fish Department