Non-Government Organizations

Association of Fish & Widlife Agencies


Wildlife for the 21st Century

Wildlife for the 21st CenturyThe recommendations offered here in Wildlife for the 21st Century represent a general agreement of the Wildlife Conservation Partners and are, in our judgment, necessary to successfully resolve these and other issues and ensure the continued success of wildlife and wildlife management in America. While unity is a goal of the partners, each reserves the right to establish independent positions on any issue. In addition, not all partners necessarily support each and every position or recommendation. Together, we stand ready, as never before, to assist in this critically important work.

Follow the links below to read our recommendations for wildlife in the 21st century.  Each is available for viewing online or for downloading (Adobe Acrobat format).



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Establish Federal Budget Priorities That Will Restore Wildlife Funding to the 1980 Level

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Maintain and Restore Forest and Rangeland Habitats in the West Through Proactive Public Land Management

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Maintain and Restore Forest Habitats in the East Through Proactive National Forest Management

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  Emphasize Cooperative National Forest Decision Making View Online Download PDF  
  Ensure Effective Federal Natural Resource Leadership View Online Download PDF  
  Support Wildlife Conservation Provisions in the 2002 Farm Bill View Online Download PDF  
  Reaffirm State Authority and Responsibility for Wildlife Management-Legal Issues View Online Download PDF  
  Reaffirm State Authority and Responsibility for Wildlife Management-Funding Issues View Online Download PDF  
  Increase Funding to Provide for Hunter Retention, Recruitment, and Education View Online Download PDF  
  Remove Disincentives and Create Incentives for Private land Wildlife Conservation View Online Download PDF  
  Initiate an Assessment of Federal Land Laws to Identify Legal and Regulatory Problems Contributing to Federal Land Management "Gridlock" View Online Download PDF  


The following organizations are members of the American Wildlife Conservation Partners.  For more information follow the hyperlinks.


  • Bear Trust International
    Bear Trust International is a non-profit conservation organization working for wild bears and wildlife. We believe that wild bears in their natural habitat are key indicators of ecosystem health. Their ability to sustain themselves is therefore critical to wildlife. Bear Trust International strives to reinforce ecosystem viability through habitat conservation and education projects that build on available research.
  • Boone and Crockett Club
    It is the policy of the Boone and Crockett Club to promote the guardianship and provident management of big game and associated wildlife in North America and to maintain the highest standards of fair chase and sportsmanship in all aspects of big game hunting, in order that this resource of all the people may survive and prosper in its natural habitats. Consistent with this objective, the Club supports the use and enjoyment of our wildlife heritage to the fullest extent by this and future generations of mankind.
  • Bowhunting Preservation Alliance
    To preserve bowhunting through an alliance of bowhunters dedicated to the conservation, management and sustained use of our natural resources.
  • Buckmasters American Deer Foundation
    BADF is a forum through which people bonded by their commitment to protecting our hunting heritage and wildlife resources can invest in their communities through: Conservation, Compassion and Community. The BADF will face anything that threatens these values and our hunting heritage. The presence of wildlife is a cherished aspect of the quality of life for Americans and the BADF believes that wildlife must be conserved at all cost.
  • Camp Fire Club
    To conserve and protect the wildlife of our country and its habitat; to sponsor measures ensuring that our own and future generations may continue to use and enjoy them.Organized 1897-INC. 1904
  • Congressional Sportsman's Foundation
    The mission of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is to ensure current and future generations have the opportunity to hunt, fish and trap. The CSF works to accomplish this mission by serving as the link between the sportsmen and women of America, conservation groups and the outdoor industries and the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, a bi-partisan group of Senators and Congressmen who support hunting, fishing, trapping and professional wildlife management.
  • Conservation Force
    To advocate hunting for its conservation role and value and its extraordinary importance in human terms, improve the image of hunters and hunting and to collaboratively unify sportsmen's conservation organizations.
  • Conservation Fund
    Land and water conservation though strategic partnerships striving for economic benefits as well as benefits to the environment.
  • Dallas Safari Club
    Conserve wildlife, educate youth and the non-hunting public and promote and protect the interests of sportsmen and sportswomen worldwide.
  • Ducks Unlimited
    To fulfill the annual life cycle needs of North American waterfowl by protecting, enhancing, restoring and managing important wetlands and associated uplands.
  • Foundation for North American Wild Sheep
    To promote and enhance increasing populations of indigenous wild sheep on the North American continent, to safeguard against the decline or extinction of such species, and to fund programs for professional management of these populations, keeping all administrative costs to a minimum.
  • Houston Safari Club
    Preserving the Sport of Hunting, Supporting Wildlife Conservaton, Educating the Public on Hunting and Conservation Issues, and Protecting the interests of Sportsmen worldwide.
  • Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
    To coordinate the efforts of public administrative agencies responsible for the protection and management of fish, wildlife, forests, water and soils in order to maintain an adequate supply of fish and wildlife and other natural resources on this continent.
  • International Hunter Education Association
    To continue the heritage of hunting worldwide by developing safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunters.
  • Izaak Walton League of America
    To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; (and) to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.
  • Mule Deer Foundation
    To ensure the conservation of mule and blacktail deer and their habitats.
  • National Rifle Association
    Protect and defend the US Constitution, especially the 2nd Amendment. Promote public safety, law and order, and the national defense. Train military, law enforcement, and public in marksmanship and safe gun handling. Foster and promote the shooting sports. Promote hunter safety, conservation, and wise use of renewable resources.
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation
    To promote a better understanding of and a more active participation in the Shooting Sports.
  • National Trappers Association
    To promote and defend the sustainable use of renewable natural resources (especially fur bearing animals) and the tools necessary for a sustainable harvest.
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
    Dedicated to conserving wild turkeys and preserving hunting traditions.
  • North American Bear Foundation
    The NABF is dedicated to the native bears and all other wildlife of North America through promoting public awareness, education, and sound management of our natural resources and habitat conservation, restoration and enhancement.
  • North American Grouse Partnership
    To rebuild and nurture flourishing populations of North American grouse through preservation and restoration of landscapes and habitats necessary for their continued existence.
  • Orion The Hunter's Institute
    Dedicated to ethical hunting and its role in culture and conservation.
  • Pheasants Forever
    Dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education.
  • Pope and Young Club
    To encourage and advocate responsible bowhunting by promoting quality, fair chase hunting and sound conservation practices.
  • Quail Unlimited
    Quail Unlimited is dedicated to the wise management and conservation of America's wild quail as a valuable and renewable resource.
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
    To ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, and their habitat.
  • Ruffed Grouse Society
    Improve the environment for ruffed grouse, American woodcock, and other forest wildlife.
  • Safari Club International
    To protect and preserve our hunting heritage though wildlife conservation, education, legislative and humanitarian efforts.
  • Sand County Foundation
    The Sand County Foundation's mission is to advance the use of ethical and scientifically sound land management practices and partnerships for the benefit of people and the ecological landscape.
  • Shikar Safari Club
    Shikar Safari Club International was founded in 1952 for the purpose of advancing knowledge concerning wildlife of the world, independently and in cooperation with zoological societies, universities, and museums. The Club membership is limited to 200 and is a 501(c)3 organization incorporated in Illinois.
  • Texas Wildlife Association
    TWA is dedicated to the conservation, management, and enhancement of wildlife and wildlife habitat on private lands. TWA serves as an advocate for the benefit of wildlife and for the rights of wildlife mangers, landowners and sportsmen in educational, scientific, political, regulatory, legal and legislative arenas.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
    To inform and engage Americans to foster our conservation legacy while working to nurture, enhance and protect our fish and wildlife habitat resources on our National Forest System.
  • Tomorrow's Hunter Inc.
    Introducing kids to the experience of hunting, fishing and outdoor education and providing them with a positive learning experience that will last a lifetime.
  • U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
    To defend hunting, fishing, trapping, and wildlife management against lawsuits, legislation, and misinformation initiated by anti-hunting, animal rights organizations.
  • Whitetails Unlimited
    Whitetails Unlimited, Inc.'s purpose is to raise funds in support of: (1) educational programs (2) habitat conservation, and (3) preservation of the hunting tradition for the direct benefit of the white-tailed deer and other wildlife.
  • Wildlife Forever
    Wildlife Forever is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to conserving America's wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat, and the management of fish and wildlife.
  • Wildlife Management Institute
    Committed to the conservation, enhancement and professional management of North America's wildlife and other natural resources.
  • Wildlife Society
    The mission of The Wildlife Society is to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society.

International Hunter Education Association

800 East 73rd Avenue, Unit 2
Denver, CO 80229
phone: 303 430-7233 |  fax: 303 430-7236

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