The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Welcomes Tony Tooke as the New U.S. Forest Service Chief
Aug 31, 2017, 4:52 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies welcomes Tony Tooke who was named as the next chief of U.S. Forest Service by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on August 21. Tooke will succeed Chief Tom Tidwell, who announced his retirement on August 18 and will take affect September 1, after 40 years with the agency.
Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Commending the Department of Interior's Announcement Regarding the Distribution of Funding to State and Tribal Wildlife Conservation Projects
Aug 18, 2017, 4:49 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies applauds Deputy Secretary Bernhardt’s announcement about allocating much needed funding to state wildlife agencies and Native American and Alaskan tribes through the State Wildlife Grants (SWG) program and the Tribal Wildlife Grant (TWG) program. This funding helps address critical fish and wildlife needs by supporting species and habitats listed in approved state wildlife actions plans and encouraging key partnerships for wildlife conservation.
Statement from the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies on the Sportsmen Access Ramp-Up Summit
Aug 4, 2017, 4:22 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies would like to thank the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for convening the Sportsmen Access Ramp-Up Summit earlier this week at which participants discussed opportunities to implement Secretary’s Order 3347- Conservation Stewardship and Outdoor Recreation signed by Secretary Ryan Zinke on March 2, 2017. At this gathering, leaders from 46 conservation organizations worked together to discuss ways we can enhance access to our federal lands and waterways.
The State of the Birds 2017 Report Released
Aug 3, 2017, 4:20 PM
Today, the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) published the State of the Birds 2017 report, highlighting the many benefits of the Farm Bill- America’s single largest source of conservation funding for private lands- has delivered to birds, farmers, and rural communities. For more than three decades, the Farm Bill has been an effective tool for wildlife conservation, sustaining essential habitat for more than 100 species.
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Lends Support to National Hunting and Fishing Day
Aug 1, 2017, 4:18 PM
Annual celebration set for Sept. 23. The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) is the latest group to join as sponsor of National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) for 2017.