Arizona is blessed with over 30 million acres of public lands –
yes, those are YOUR lands to enjoy!
Since 1923, AWF has been deeply rooted in bringing together diverse communities and stakeholders to find uniquely Arizonan solutions for our public lands and the wildlife that rely on them.
Our public lands have a myriad of resources, the use and management of which provide jobs that drive our economy. This includes energy development, logging, grazing, agriculture, and outdoor recreation. Our public lands are also home to a diverse array of wildlife. In the past, the uses of our public lands have not always been balanced with the needs of the wildlife that rely on them. Additionally, bad public lands bills that attempt to take away and privatize our public lands are regularly introduced in our state and federal legislatures. These are bills that would reduce access to our lands as well as hunting, fishing, and other recreational opportunities. We believe there’s a better way.
We must protect access to our public lands and promote the conservation of wildlife habitats. That requires all hands on deck and unique ideas:
Through our actions, we have secured funding for the Great American Outdoors Act (and the Land and Water Conservation Fund), fought against the privatization of Arizonans’ favorite public lands, shaped Forest Management plans to ensure they are based in science, and ensured access to incredible places like the Santa Rita Wilderness.
There’s still more to do, like protecting the Grand Canyon from uranium mining, safeguarding the habitats of endangered animals, and ensuring safe, connected corridors for migrating wildlife. Fortunately, more and more Arizonans are coming together to promote conservation of and access to our public lands. Check out our current campaigns below and help protect Arizona’s incredible trails, parks, and other unique public lands by donating today.SUPPORT OUR WORK, DONATE TODAY!
ACTION THROUGH ADVOCACY
When we put our voices together, decision makers listen.
That’s why we ask you to take action on key issues by signing petitions, sending emails to decision makers, calling them, or tagging them on social media, etc.
Below are our current campaigns that you can take action on to make a big difference:
The crisis facing our nation’s fish and wildlife is daunting. More than one-third of all species in the United States are at risk of becoming threatened or endangered unless we proactively implement on-the-ground conservation measures. The Recovering America’ s Wildlife Act presents a solution that meets the magnitude of the challenge, and would represent the largest investment in conservation funding in more than a generation. Learn More →
RECENT FACTSHEETS AND POSITION PAPERS
Want to dig deeper into the issues? Check out our recent research, recommendations, and more: