Who Are AFWA Members?

Governmental Members
Governmental membership is open to state, provincial, commonwealth, territorial and federal district governmental agencies primarily responsible for administration of fish and wildlife resources, or such agencies having responsibility for management of fish and wildlife habitat on federal lands and waters in the United States, the Dominion of Canada and the Republic of Mexico, and of each such agency of a country located in the Western Hemisphere.

Regional Association Members
The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the Association of Midwest Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Resource Agencies and the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies are current AFWA members.
The President of each regional association serves as an ex officio, voting member of the Executive Committee, and is primarily responsible for coordinating activities of the regional association with those of the Association.

 

Affiliate Members
An Affiliated Organizational Member must be an organization of international, national, regional or statewide origin whose objectives are similar to or supportive of one or more of the objectives of the Association and whose membership is made up of individuals officially engaged in conservation of natural resources through their employment in public agencies.
Affiliated Members shall have all the privileges of the Association, except that of voting when a vote by official governmental member representatives is required.

 

Contributing Membership
A Contributing Member is a non-governmental organization, institution, foundation, society, corporation or person that supports the objectives of the Association.
Contributing members shall have all the privileges of the Association, except that of voting when a vote by official governmental member representatives is required.



Associate Membership

An Associate Member is an individual who is a current or past state, provincial or territorial game and fish or conservation official; any federal, state, provincial or local game, fish or conservation official or employee; or delegate, officer or staff member of national, regional, state, provincial or local game, fish, wildlife or forest protective and conservation association or organization devoted to the conservation of natural resources.
Associate members shall have all the privileges of the Association, except that of voting when a vote by official governmental member representatives is required.

Life Membership
To become a Life Member, you must already be an Associate Member. Upon paying dues, Life Members receive all of the privileges of the Association, except that of voting when a vote by official governmental member representatives is requested.

Honorary Life Membership
Honorary Life Members are elected by the Association and represent life members or persons who have rendered distinguished service in the cause of conservation administration. Honorary Life Member status is awarded during the Association's Annual Meeting and shall be entitled to all other privileges of the Association except that of voting when a vote by official governmental member representatives is requested.


Honorary Life Members

All applications for AFWA Membership are subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.
To find out more about membership, please contact us at info@fishwildlife.org.
 

 
 

FIELD NOTES

Check out AFWA’s Events calendar for upcoming Association and regional meetings.


View the 2009/2010 Roster of AFWA Committee Members.
 

 
 
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