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…
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…
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!
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…
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…
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.
Posted by WAFWA on June 8, 2020
The WAFWA Virtual Summer Meeting will be July 8-10 and 13-14, 2020. WAFWA’s Summer Meeting is going virtual this year and we have a meeting schedule that is chock full of new events and sessions as well as our traditional meetings to get WAFWA business done. This year, we will have a…
Posted by WAFWA on April 1, 2020
A powerful new partnership for native trout, illegal turtle trade, and an update on the Lesser Prairie-Chicken program. Find out about the latest efforts to conserve the lands, waters, and wildlife in the West.