Who We Are



The Arizona Wildlife Federation is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and assisting individuals and organization to value, conserve, enhance, manage, and protect wildlife and wildlife habitat. 

We believe Arizona’s wildlife and public lands define our state and provide our families with world class recreation opportunities. Every day, we work on behalf of Arizonans to advocate for science-based wildlife management, access to our state’s incredible public lands, and provide opportunities for Arizonans to learn the skills that help them pursue the outdoor activities the Southwest is known for. In 2019, The National Wildlife Federation honored the Arizona Wildlife Federation for its unparalleled work to protect Arizona’s wildlife heritage and natural resources for future generations (read more here).

With your support, we will continue this legacy for generations to come.

Protecting Arizona’s wildlife and their habitats is essential to keep our state thriving. However, Arizona’s wildlife and public lands are facing more threats than ever, from increased development, habitat loss, climate change, and more.

We believe in science-based, Commission guided wildlife management:

Since the founding of the organization, one of AWF’s primary goals has been the establishment and maintenance of a Commission form of wildlife administration, free of political influence. We continue to work with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Commissioners to assure that science-based best practices are used in the management of wildlife and habitat in Arizona.

Our objectives include:

      • Promoting legislation dealing with conservation of our natural resources, the protection of the rights of Arizona outdoorsmen, and the improvement of outdoor recreation.
      • Vigorous and impartial support of enforcement of all state and federal conservation laws pertaining to the management of fish and wildlife.
      • Encouraging conservation education in our schools.
      • Promoting responsible outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing, through scientific principles and the practice of multiple use of the public lands of Arizona.
      • Engaging individuals in hands-on conservation efforts that enhance and restore wildlife habitat.


    OUR STAFF

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Scott Garlid
    C: 480-487-4663
    scott@azwildlife.org

    CONSERVATION PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

    Trica Oshant Hawkins

    C: 520-400-2513

    trica@azwildlife.org

    ADVOCACY AND CONSERVATION DIRECTOR

    Michael Cravens
    C: 314-401-5651
    michael@azwildlife.org

    BECOMING AN OUTDOORS-WOMAN (BOW) ADMINISTRATORS

    Linda Dightman & Kathy Greene

    bow@azwildlife.org

    COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

    Elise Lange
    C: 602-320-6051

    elise@azwildlife.org

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS


    Image by Betty Dickens

    OFFICERS AND APPOINTMENTS

    CURRENT PRESIDENT

    Glen Dickens
    gbdickens@comcast.net

    VICE-PRESIDENT-CONSERVATION

    Travis Woolley

    travis.woolley@gmail.com

    TREASURER
    Amanda Moors
    amoors@cableone.net

    SECRETARY
    Jerry Thorson

    jerry.d.thorson@gmail.com


    NWF REPRESENTATIVE
    Bob Vahle
    bvpinetop@frontiernet.net

    PAST PRESIDENT

    Brad Powell
    president@azwildlife.org



    BOARD MEMBERS AT LARGE

    Valerie Morrill
    val@azwildlife.org

    Ben Alteneder
    balteneder@azwildlife.org

    Steve Clark
    stevec@arizonaelksociety.org

    Kathryn Nelson

    Tracy Stephens

    tracys@verderiver.org

     


    REGIONAL DIRECTORS

    Arizona Wildlife Federation divides the state into regions in the same manner as the Arizona Game and Fish Department. This map depicts each of those regions and the members of our Board of Directors who serve as directors for each area.

    Region 1: Bob Vahle
    bvpinetop@frontiernet.net

    Region 2: Travis Woolley
    travis.woolley@gmail.com

    Region 3: Loyd Barnett
    region3director@azwildlife.org

    Region 4: Pat Headington
    yumahuntered@gmail.com

    Region 5: Duane Aubuchon

    duaneaubuchon@msn.com

    Region 6: Amanda Moors
    amoors@cableone.net


    AFFILIATES

    Working together, the AWF and affiliated organizations are better able to address the various conservation concerns that we have in common. This close association allows our voices to be combined on issues and amplifies our messages which reach local, state, and national levels. Though we have a common purpose in the conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat, each affiliate organization has their own distinct mission and values. At AWF, we consider that diversity in perspectives and purposes our greatest asset and what sets us apart from other wildlife organizations in the state.

    Non-profits and government agencies can apply for affiliate membership. Yearly fee is $100. 

    Interested in becoming an affiliate? Click here to learn more!

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