Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) is comprised of member fish and wildlife agencies from every level of government. The Association provides member agencies with coordination services on cross-cutting as well as species-based programs that range from birds, fish habitat and energy development to climate change, wildlife action plans, conservation education, leadership training and international relations. The Association represents its state agency members on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key conservation and management policies, and works to ensure that all fish and wildlife entities work collaboratively on the most important issues. AFWA also provides management and technical assistance to both new and current fish and wildlife leaders. Its core functions are inter-agency coordination, legal services, international affairs, conservation and management programs, and legislation.
The Association is partnering with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to create a National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy. This science-based Strategy will provide architectural blueprints for states, federal agencies and tribes to use in developing their own adaptation for reducing climate change impacts on fish, wildlife and their associated habitats. A final plan is to be released in 2012.
Phone: (202) 624-7890
- Teaming with Wildlife
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- State of the Birds 2011- Report on Public Lands and Waters
- Beyond Season's End: A Path Forward for Fish and Wildlife in the Era of Climate Change
- Climate Change Adaptation Across the Landscape: A survey of federal and state agencies, conservation organizations, and academic institutions in the United States
- National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy
- Voluntary Guidance for States to Incorporate Climate Change into State Wildlife Action Plans & Other Management Plans
- State of the Birds: 2010 Report on Climate Change
- Best Practices for State Wildlife Action Plans - Voluntary Guidance to States for Revision and Implementation