Research, Data, Reports, White Papers & Best Practices

Legislative Policies/Position Statements:
Current AFWA Lead Position Statement (published 2010)


2022 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (published 2023)
Regional Landscape Conservation Fact Sheet (published 2023)
The Cost of Combatting Chronic Wasting Disease: Putting a dollar amount on annual CWD expenses by state wildlife agencies (published 2022) 
State of the Birds Policy Insert (published 2022)
State of the Birds Report United States of America 2022 (published 2022)
Echoes of 1937: Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would bring wildlife conservation funding full circle (published 2022)
Words Matter: Determining How to Engage the American Public Through the Language of Conservation Final Report (published 2021)
Economic Impacts of Hunting and Target Shooting - Technical Report Within U.S. States and Congressional Districts (published 2021)
The State and Wildlife Grant Program: 20 Years of Conservation Success (published 2020)
Phylogenetic Patterns Suggest Broad Susceptibility to Chronic Wasting Disease Across Cervidae (published 2020) 
Fish and Wildlife Relevancy Roadmap: Enhanced Conservation Through Broader Engagement (published 2019)
Bumble Bees, Bombus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Apidae), in State Wildlife Action Plans: New Opportunities for Conservation (published 2019)
State of the Birds Report (published 2019)
Managing a Killer- AFWA Sets Best Practices for Preventing and Managing Chronic Wasting Disease (published 2019)
Americans’ Attitudes Toward Hunting, Fishing, Sport Shooting, and Trapping (published 2019)
Best Management Practices for the Prevention, Surveillance, and Management of Chronic Wasting Disease (published 2018)
The Language of Conservation: Updated Recommendations on How to Communicate Effectively to Build Support for Conservation (published 2018) 
America's Wildlife Values: The Social Context of Wildlife Management in the U.S. (published 2018)
Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation (published 2018)
Sportfishing in America: An Economic Force for Conservation (published 2018)
Target Shooting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation (published 2018)
The State Conservation Machine (published 2017)
The Future of America's Fish & Wildlife- Final Report and Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel (published 2016)
Improving the Endangered Species Act: The Case for Increased State Participation (published 2017)
Pollinator Conservation Letter in Science (published 2017)
State Fish and Wildlife Agency Approaches to Landscape-Scale Conservation (published 2017)
Aquatic Biodiversity in the U. S. State Wildlife Action Plans (published 2017)
Center for Habitat and Wildlife Analyses Report (published 2017)
Pollinators in State Wildlife Action Plan Revisions (published 2016)
The Future of Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research (published 2016)
Urban Pollinator Conservation in State Wildlife Action Plans (published 2016)
Monarch Butterfly Report (published 2015)
Taking Action Report on National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy (published 2014)
Next Steps Report on National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy (published 2014)
National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy (published 2013)

Fish & Wildlife Health:
One Health President's Task Force Report (September 2023)
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the One Health Approach: Providing the Foundation for a Leadership Role [White paper] [Conservation Visions]  (November 2022)
Guidance for State Wildlife Agencies to Reduce the Risk of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Transmission in Wildlife Rehabilitation Facilities (April 2022)
Guidance on SARS-CoV-2 and Free-Ranging White-Tailed Deer (Jukt 2023)
Overview of Lead and Fish and Wildlife Health (published 2017)
AFWA Resolutions on Lead (published 2016)
Perspectives on Lead and Fish and Wildlife Health: Introductory Resources (published 2015)

Furbearer Management/ Best Management Practices (BMPs):
Communication Strategy for Trapping and Furbearer Management (updated 2019)
Report on Trapping Matters Workshops and Fur Schools
Introduction to BMPs

Human-Wildlife Conflicts:
Methods for Managing Human–Deer Conflicts in Urban, Suburban, and Exurban Areas
Human-Black Bear Conflicts: A Review of Common Management Practices