Who We Are
Advocating for Arizona's Wild Side Since 1923
The Arizona Wildlife Federation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation. We have a board of directors and a full-time staff working through Arizona.
Our donors, partners, affiliates, participants, and volunteers have diverse interests in what the great outdoors has to offer. From hunters to hikers, wildlife-watchers to anglers, photographers to gardeners, our supporters have a huge passion in common:
Protecting Arizona's wildlife, waters, and wild places.
For over a century, we have been educating, inspiring, and assisting individuals and organizations to value, conserve, enhance, manage, and protect wildlife and wildlife habitat.
We work on behalf of Arizonans like you to advocate for science-based wildlife management, access to our state's incredible public lands, and provide opportunities for people to experience the outdoors. We believe Arizona’s wildlife and public lands define our state and provide our families with world class recreation opportunities. We have a proven track record of success in Arizona:
We believe in science-based, Commission guided wildlife management
Aldo Leopold, a founder of the Arizona Wildlife Federation
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:
BECOMING AN OUTDOORS-WOMAN (BOW) ADMINISTRATORS
Linda Dightmon & Kathy Greene
Image by Betty Dickens
OFFICERS AND APPOINTMENTS