Waterfowl Working Group

Committee Charge

 

  • Contribute to the implementation of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) 2012 Revision to conserve priority landscapes for waterfowl habitat and to advance the human dimensions aspects of the Plan.
     
  • Advance policies, legislation, and funding initiatives (North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) and others) in support of wetland protection and restoration, with consideration of drought, water quality, and climate change issues.
     
  • Fully implement the AFWA Action Plan for State Contributions to Waterfowl and Wetland Habitat Conservation Projects in Canada.
     
  • Initiate and support wetland and waterfowl habitat information sharing with Congress, state, federal, and non-government organizations, and the public.

Minutes & Agendas


The Waterfowl Working Group meets two times per year at the AFWA Annual Meeting and the North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference. Meetings primarily focus on current issues relevant to wetlands, waterfowl habitat, implementation of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) in Canada and the United States, and associated legislative, policy, and funding issues.

September 2018 Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Annual Meeting
Waterfowl Working Group - Agenda
Waterfowl Working Group 2018-19 Work Plan (DRAFT)

March 2018 North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference
Waterfowl Working Group - Agenda

September 2017 Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Annual Meeting
Waterfowl Working Group - Agenda & Notes

March 2017 North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference
Waterfowl Working Group - Agenda & Notes


Current Initiatives

  • Task Force on State Contributions to North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) Initiatives in Canada
  • Federal Duck Stamp Task Team
  • Water and Wildlife Task Team

Associated Committee

Bird Conservation Committee

Working Group Contact Information

AFWA Staff Contact
Dean Smith
dsmith@fishwildlife.org
202-838-3469

Working Group Chair
Jeff ver Steeg, Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Working Group Vice-Chair
Craig LeSchack, Ducks Unlimited Inc.