Statement from the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Nov 21, 2017, 9:44 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies supports community-based natural resources management and the role it plays in international wildlife sustainability by utilizing funds generated to align conservation with local community needs.
Statement from the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Regarding the Release of the Species of Greatest Conservation Need National Database
Oct 25, 2017, 9:41 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies is thrilled to hear about the release of a new national database listing Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN), announced today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
The AFWA Strategist: Fall 2017
Oct 25, 2017, 10:08 AM
Articles include brief updates on 2017-2018 AFWA Officers & Executive Committee; Business Meeting Resolutions; 2017 Annual Award Winners; Alliance for America's Fish & Wildlife Campaign Update; and National Survey Updates.
AFWA Recommends 18 Priority Projects for the 2018 Multistate Conservation Grant Cycle
Sep 25, 2017, 9:34 AM
At the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) Annual Meeting in Snowbird, Utah members recommended approval of 18 projects to be funded through the Multistate Conservation Grants Program (MSCG).
State Fish & Wildlife Agency Directors Pass Four Resolutions at AFWA's 2017 Annual Meeting
Sep 21, 2017, 9:30 AM
The voting membership of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies passed four resolutions during its Business Meeting held on September 13, 2017.
Virgil Moore Elected 2017-2018 President of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Sep 19, 2017, 5:02 PM
The membership of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies elected Virgil Moore, Director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, as its new president during AFWA’s 107th Annual Meeting in Snowbird, Utah last week.
AFWA Honors its 2017 Annual Awards Recipients
Sep 19, 2017, 4:59 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) recognized nine individuals, one state agencies and one private landowner for their dedication to advancing fish and wildlife conservation at the Association’s Annual Awards Ceremony held on September 12, 2017 in Snowbird, Utah.
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Applauds Zinke's Order to Support Sportsmen & Enhance Wildlife Conservation
Sep 18, 2017, 4:56 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies applauds last week’s announcement of Secretarial Order 3356 by secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. This order’s purpose is to “enhance conservation stewardship, increase outdoor recreation for all Americans, including opportunities to hunt and fish, and improve the management of game species and their habitat for this generation and beyond.”
Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Preliminary Report on the 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation
Sep 7, 2017, 4:54 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is pleased to see the preliminary report on the 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, recently released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Preliminary survey data indicates that 101.6 million Americans (40% of the U.S. population 16 years and older) participated in wildlife-related recreation in 2016 and spent $156 billion on these activities. The initial findings indicate an eight-percent increase in the number of anglers and a 20-percent increase in the number of wildlife watchers since the survey was last conducted in 2011.
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.