For nearly 100 years, we have worked to conserve Arizona's wildlife and wild places through the support of advocates like you.
Originally created in Flagstaff, Arizona in 1923 and coined the Arizona Game Protective Association (AGPA), the Arizona Wildlife Federation (AWF) was created with the central purpose of removing politics from wildlife management. The original objectives laid out by the AGPA were:
The first president was Tom E. McCullough, who can be seen on the right.
After 45 years as the Arizona Game Protective Association, the organization became the Arizona Wildlife Federation at the 1968 annual convention.
If you'd like to read more about AWF's history, check out “A Short History of the Arizona Wildlife Federation” by Steve Gallizioli, which can be read and downloaded here.