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


The AWF is an all-volunteer, statewide association of people interested in the present and future well-being of Arizona’s wildlife, wildlife habitat and natural systems.


These conservationists believe our wildlife heritage should not be jeopardized by any activity that fails to ensure its long-term health and sustainability.


AWF Letter to Ann Kirkpatrick, March 5, 2015
Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument

Tom Mackin, AWF President writes:

"We are very concerned, however, about the reach of the pending proposal to create the GCWNM in northern Arizona and believe that miscellaneous key protections outlined in this proposal are already in place through numerous Federal and State regulations and that the new designation will add an unnecessary level of “oversight” which will do little to improve the situation. There’s a good possibility that with this added oversight the opportunity for legal actions may increase and further impede much needed forest thinning and fire management treatments and maintenance of important wildlife water developments. Additional problems associated with access and traditional pastimes may also be adversely impacted."

To read the full letter follow: GCWNM letter 030515

  Spring is right around the corner  
it is the season to get out and about!

Check our AWF Calendar for upcoming banquets, BOW and
Beyond BOW events and AWF BOD meetings.


The past century’s conservation achievements of successfully restoring big game wildlife are now at risk from the pervasive effects of climate change. Big game watchers, photographers and hunters, as well as outdoor recreational businesses and wildlife managers, all have a vested interest and a role to play in safeguarding big game and their habitats in the face of climate change. In the report, Nowhere to Run: Big Game Wildlife in a Warming World,
 NWF addresses the potential effects of climate change on eight of the most common or widespread big game species: white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, black bear and caribou; and recommends steps to protect both big game and the outdoor economy that depends on them.

To read the report click

Nowhere to Run

Register for the 2015 April BOW weekend 

 BOW April 2015 Registration Packet

Want to know more about BOW? A Utube video produced by Mike Rolfe featuring the Becoming an Outdoors Woman sponsored by the Arizona Wildlife Federation can be found at

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Sandra Nagiller BOW Scholarship Fund


A Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) scholarship fund has been set up in memory of our past board member Sandra Nagiller. Sandra was a wonderful woman and she was the essence of a true outdoor woman so it is only fitting that we carry on her legacy through the BOW program, sponsored by the AWF. You can contribute to the fund by following this link


Read the Current AWF Newsletter

Arizona Wildlife News

Winter 2014

AWN Vol 56, Issue 4, Winter 2014

Do you have an informative article that would interest our readers of the Arizona Wildlife News magazine? If so, we would like to read it. Please send it to  If approved your article will appear in the next available quarterly issue.