Statement from the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Supporting the Introduction of the Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission in Cervidae Study Act
Nov 15, 2018, 5:23 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies supports the introduction of the Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission in Cervidae Study Act. This bill would enlist the assistance of the National Academies of Science to help identify the predominant transmission pathways for the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), evaluate current practices to manage and control the disease, and recommend prioritized research and other actions that should be taken to reduce and control the spread of CWD across the country. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), along with Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the legislation on November 15, 2018.
AFWA Recommends 39 Priority Projects for the 2019 Multistate Conservation Grant Cycle
Nov 1, 2018, 1:54 PM
At the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida members recommended approval of 39 projects to be funded through the Multistate Conservation Grants Program (MSCG).
The Strategist: Fall 2018 Edition
Oct 17, 2018, 3:17 PM
Articles include brief updates on the 2018-2019 AFWA Officers & Executive Committee; Legislative Updates; 2018 AFWA Annual Awards; Recovering America's Wildlife Act; International Updates, and Business Meeting Resolutions.
Science Does Guide Wildlife Management in North America: Scientists and Conservation Leaders Respond to Artelle et al.
Oct 3, 2018, 2:07 PM
Today, Science Advances publishes a formal response entitled ‘Artelle et al. (2018) Miss the Science Underlying North American Wildlife Management’. This response, authored by a broad group of scientists, wildlife managers, and conservation professionals in the United States and Canada, reveals the unfortunate errors in the Artelle et al. article which inaccurately concluded that state and provincial fish and wildlife agencies in North America are managing wildlife without using science.
Job Announcement- Open Recruitment for Director of Leadership Development
Oct 2, 2018, 9:36 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) is seeing a Director of Leadership Development based out of the AFWA offices at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. The selected candidate will lead the Association’s leadership development offerings focusing on three key areas: (1) State agency multi‐level leadership products and services including online offerings and regional adaptive leadership workshops (2) State agency focused leadership level consulting and training; (3) Conservation community‐wide engagement through the National Conservation Training Center. The selected candidate will ensure that these offerings are meeting the needs of AFWA’s members and our conservation partners and that they are successfully implemented through effective operations, management and staff leadership.
Ed Carter Elected 2018-2019 President of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Sep 21, 2018, 1:43 PM
The membership of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies elected Ed Carter, Executive Director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), as its new president during its 108th Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida.
AFWA Applauds Interior’s Reaffirmation of States' Primary Role in Fish and Wildlife Management
Sep 19, 2018, 11:20 AM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies applauds the memorandum issued by Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke, on September 10, which reaffirms the primary authority of state fish and wildlife agencies to manage fish and wildlife within their borders, including on DOI land. The Memorandum states ‘The Department recognizes States as the first-line authorities for fish and wildlife management and hereby expresses its commitment to defer to the States in this regard except as otherwise required by Federal law.’
AFWA Honors its 2018 Annual Awards Recipients
Sep 19, 2018, 10:53 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) recognized nine individuals, two state agencies, one cooperative agency, and one private landowner for their dedication to advancing fish and wildlife conservation at the Association’s Annual Awards Ceremony held on September 11, 2018 in Tampa, Florida.
State Fish & Wildlife Agency Directors Pass Seven Resolutions at AFWA’s 2018 Annual Meeting
Sep 18, 2018, 11:30 AM
The voting membership of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies passed seven resolutions during its Business Meeting held on September 12, 2018.
U.S. House Passes The Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act
Sep 14, 2018, 1:24 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies applauds passage, in the U.S. House of Representatives, of bipartisan legislation to modernize the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act (HR 2591). Without increasing taxes or existing user fees, this bill clarifies that the Pittman-Robertson fund can be used by state fish and wildlife agencies for outreach, communication, and education of hunters and recreational target shooters, including focused efforts on the recruitment, retention, and reactivation of hunters and recreational shooters through R3 initiatives.