The Association Applauds Advancement of Legislation Enabling Conservation Partnerships
Oct 26, 2023, 2:38 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association) applauds Congress for advancing the Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver Reauthorization Act (WILD Act, HR 5009) and the Chesapeake Bay Science, Education, and Ecosystem Enhancement Act of 2023 (SEEE Act, H.R. 4770). On Thursday, October 26, the House Committee on Natural Resources favorably reported both bills to the full House by unanimous consent.
2022 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Watching Shows Economic Contribution of $395 billion to US Economy
Oct 12, 2023, 3:04 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies is pleased to see the final report on the 2022 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The survey show that hunting and fishing contributed $145 billion to the US economy while wildlife watching contributed another $250 billion, 39 million people (15% of the U.S. population 16 years and older) participated in recreational fishing, 14 million people (5.5% of the U.S. population 16 years and older) participated in hunting, 148+ million people participated in wildlife watching, 47+ million people participated in target shooting, and 19+ million people participated in archery.
Chuck Sykes Elected 2023-2024 President of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Oct 4, 2023, 11:23 AM
The membership of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (Association) elected Chuck Sykes, Director of the Alabama Division of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries, as its new president during its 113th Annual Meeting in Calgary, Canada.
AFWA Honors its 2023 Annual Awards Recipients
Oct 3, 2023, 12:02 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) recognized nine individuals, two state agencies, one federal agency, and one private landowner for their dedication to advancing fish and wildlife conservation at the Association’s Annual Awards Ceremony held both in person and virtually on September 26, 2023, in Calgary, Canada.
AFWA Invests over $10 Million in Strategic Conservation Through the Multistate Conservation Grant Program
Oct 3, 2023, 9:38 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies invested $10.6 million in conservation by approving 55 projects through the Multistate Conservation Grant Program. Association members formally endorsed these grants, which address critical conservation needs, at its 113th Annual Meeting, held September 23-27, 2023, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
State Fish & Wildlife Agency Directors Pass Seven Resolutions at AFWA’s 2023 Annual Meeting
Oct 2, 2023, 2:47 PM
The voting membership of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies passed seven resolutions during its Business Meeting held on September 27, 2023, in Calgary, Canada.