Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group

Committee Charge

To advance wildlife viewing and nature tourism across North America by helping develop, support, and promote programs that welcome and engage new and diverse audiences, build on traditional constituencies, and increase support for wildlife conservation.

 

Minutes & Agendas

Annual Meeting Agendas:
2022 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group
2021 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group- DRAFT agenda
2020 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Agenda
2019 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Agenda
2018 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Agenda
2017 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Agenda

North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference Agendas:
2022 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Agenda- DRAFT
2021 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Agenda
2020 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Agenda
2019 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Agenda
2018 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Agenda

Annual Meeting Minutes:
2022 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Notes
2021 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Notes
2020 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Minutes
2019 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Minutes
2018 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Minutes
2017 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Minutes

North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference Minutes:
2022 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Notes
2021 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Notes
2020 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Minutes
2019 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Minutes
2018 Wildlife Viewing & Nature Tourism Working Group Minutes
 


Committee Contact Information

AFWA Staff Contact
Patricia Allen
pallen@fishwildlife.org
202-838-3461

Working Group Chair:
Shelly Plante, Texas Parks & Wildlife

Resources:

National and Regional Results of the Wildlife Viewer Survey Webinar

Wildlife Viewing and Nature Tourism Webinar Series

National and Regional Results of the Wildlife Viewer Survey: Enhancing Relevancy and Engaging Support from a Broader Constituency: To better understand wildlife viewers in the United States, the Dayer Lab at Virginia Tech in collaboration with the Wildlife Viewing and Nature Tourism Working Group conducted a survey of wildlife viewers nationwide. The study fills an important knowledge gap for wildlife agencies and illuminates how to better engage this broad constituency of wildlife recreationists, increasing agency relevancy to a wider array of people who enjoy the outdoors. This report concludes with five key recommendations for state agencies to increase engagement and relevancy with wildlife viewers, including case studies from several states.

Multi-State Wildlife Viewing Study: Literature Review