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Public Lands

Public lands are a right that all Arizonans have. We are lucky to have an abundance of public lands in Arizona — totaling over 30 million acres and accounting for nearly 50% of all Arizona land. 

These are your lands to enjoy — your lands to hike, hunt, camp, and fish in. But we have to protect them. 

Fortunately, we have the ideas needed to protect our public land so that the next generation, and the one after that, can continue our hiking, hunting, camping, fishing, and other wildlife traditions.

Public land management is a balance. That’s why AWF works with experts from across Arizona to find the best way to conserve our resources and provide access to hunters, anglers, and other outdoors people.

To achieve our goals, AWF:

  • Helped make Public Lands Day an officially celebrated day in Arizona.

  • Provides the public with information on public lands so everyone knows how accessible they are.

  • Utilizes grassroots programs like Garden for Wildlife, Volunteer for Wildlife, Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW), and Bridges to BOW to educate Arizonans on our native wildlife and how to protect them.

  • Advocates for the recovery of dwindling wildlife populations, protecting endangered species, vital wildlife corridors, and wildlife-centered conservation polities.

  • Fights against bad public lands bills that threaten to take away our access

  • Helped achieve the designation of the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument on August 8, 2023.

Protecting wildlife and their habitats through education, inspiration, advocacy, and action since 1923


Arizona Wildlife Federation

PO Box 1182,  Mesa, AZ 85211
(480) 702-1365


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