Human/Wildlife Conflicts Committee

The Human/Wildlife Conflicts Committee was established by the President to be comprised of members from the Board as appointed by the President and affirmed by the Board. The committee meets annually at the WAFWA summer and mid-winter meetings. The committee’s approved Statement of Purpose: 

“To identify the highest priority human/wildlife conflict issues and pool information regarding successful techniques to address them; to identify those wildlife damage and human/wildlife conflict issues where effective management techniques are lacking, and make recommendations to member agencies for the development of new alternatives, and to facilitate the exchange of information regarding human/wildlife conflict among the western states and provinces”.

State Survey Questions (2020)


2021. WAFWA Human-Wildlife Conflict Meeting, July 14th, 2021. View the Director’s Report (PDF, 323 KB)

2020. WAFWA Human-Wildlife Conflict Meeting, July 13th, 2020. View the Director’s Report (PDF, 107 KB)

Hosted Workshops

The Committee will periodically host trainings and workshops as sanctioned by WAFWA, but there is no regular schedule for these events.  The last workshop was a “Wildlife Human Attack Response Team” training hosted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and held April 29-May 3, 2019 in Girdwood, AK.

Related Events

Event Type Date Location
Western Black Bear Workshop Workshop May 23, 2023 - May 25, 2023 Jackson, Wyoming
Mountain Lion Workshop Workshop April 4, 2022 - April 7, 2022 Virtual
Deer & Elk Workshop Workshop May 15, 2023 - May 18, 2023 Flagstaff, Arizona
Wildlife-Human Attack Response Training Workshop Workshop April 24, 2023 - April 28, 2023 Sunriver, Oregon

Members List

Vacant, Chair