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It’s our hope that this report can rekindle the interest and enthusiasm for achieving dedicated funding for “nongame” fish and wildlife conservation that existed early during the Teaming with Wildlife campaign. In recent years, due in part to our success in obtaining appropriated funds; we’ve seen this issue slip towards the back of our agenda.
We need to invest in State Wildlife Action Plans to conserve wildlife and vital natural areas for future generations. Each state has developed a proactive Wildlife Action Plan to conserve wildlife before they become more rare and more costly to protect. Transitions: Benefits both humans and wildlife-Investment in future generations-Cost effective
An essential tool, this list of lists provides directory links for over 100 different kinds of groups that could strengthen your coalition.
Adapt this PowerPoint to present at meetings of prospective members or use it to get existing members excited about going out and gathering endorsements.
A tool for developing your Teaming With Wildlife coalition’s communications plan.
A comprehensive examination of funding sources for state fish and wildlife agency wildlife diversity programs.
A brief video clip about the Oklahoma Wildlife Action Plan produced for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s “Outdoor Oklahoma” TV show. If we invest in the Oklahoma Wildlife Action Plan today, we can conserve wildlife and vital natural areas for future generations!
The Nevada Wildlife Action Plan, recently completed by the Nevada Department of Wildlife and its partners working together to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered. The Nevada Wildlife Action Plan is supported by the 25-organization strong Nevada Teaming with Wildlife Coalition.
State Wildlife Grants distribute funds to projects that protect and manage each state’s species of greatest concern. This shorebird monitoring project in Maine is an example of a SWG project that serves the species, the ecosystem and the surrounding community.
A comprehensive guide, developed from these case studies and the advice of many others.
A comprehensive guide to hosting a wildlife summit in your state.
Building on the success of our 2006 Campaign Plan, the 2007 plan outlines specific state and national goals for the coalition.
More tips and tricks for getting covered in print, broadcast and electronic media.
An National Wildlife Federation fact sheet presenting the case for wildlife funding in climate legislation. They’ve also created state-by-state fact sheets describing global warming’s impacts on wildlife.
A 1999 report detailing how state fish and wildlife agencies receive only a meager share of tax revenues generated by wildlife-associated recreation.
A guide to maximizing the effectiveness of your campaign’s media resources. Effective media outreach is essential to raising the visibility of the campaign in-state and in the conservation community.
A look at the pros and cons of 4 popular mechanisms and excerpts from legislative text.
Don’t think you have time to build a coalition? It doesn’t have to be a daunting challenge, just try these quick and easy approaches gleaned from successful coalitions around the nation!
The Teaming with Wildlife Campaign is an opportunity to secure interest from the media and to generate excitement among target audiences.
Simple tested bullets to keep you on message for the State Wildlife Grants Program.
The eight required elements of each state wildlife action plan.
Teaming With Wildlife remains committed to securing funding for wildlife related education and recreation as well as conservation.
A general introduction to opportunities on the state-level and how the Association is supporting these initiatives.
Teaming with Wildlife is a national coalition of more than 6,300 groups working together to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered.
Five years into the State Wildlife Grants program, this report examines the proactive and cost-effective projects that are being undertaken by state fish and wildlife agencies and their partners with these federal dollars. April 2006
This documents some of the lessons we have learned from a century of conservation as well as the trends of rapid wildlife and habitat loss we face today.
A longer, color fact sheet on the state wildlife action plans.
A table cumulative State Wildlife Grants funding by state and hypothetical levels for the current year’s appropriations.
The Act would provide $350M annually for six years through the Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Program to assist state fish and wildlife agencies with the conservation of at-risk fish and wildlife to prevent future endangered species listings.
In a strong show of support for America’s wildlife, Representatives and Senators crossed ideological, regional, and partisan lines to sign a letter urging funding for the federal State Wildlife Grants, the nation’s core program for preventing wildlife from becoming endangered in every state.
The State and & Tribal Wildlife Grants Program…Is the Core Program to prevent endangered species listings and to keep common species common in all 56 states and territories.
The Teaming With Wildlife coaliton celebrates 10 years of success of the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program.
Adopted in 1999 this model to provide state wildlife agencies with a suggested framework for enhancing existing wildlife programs.
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ (AFWA) Teaming With Wildlife (TWW) Committee formed the Effectiveness Measures Working Group (Working Group) in September 2009 to develop and test a framework and effectiveness measures for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program (SWG).
This report provides examples from every state demonstrating how the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program is preventing endangered species listings.
The State & Tribal Wildlife Grants Program provides federal money to every state and territory for cost-effective conservation aimed at preventing wildlife from becoming endangered and keeping common species common.
This report is a national synthesis of State Wildlife Action Plans. It identifies the key challenges to fish and wildlife conservation nationally.
Clean air, clean water and a place to live… it doesn’t get any simpler! Wildlife and their habitats play an important role in the lives of Virginians. We marvel at the thousands of birds that migrate along the Eastern Shore, and the deer and turkey that have rebounded from near extinction, all the while enjoying our natural “sanctuaries” — a quiet trout stream, magnificent forests, even our own backyards.
In 2007, President George W. Bush issued an Executive Order directing relevant Federal agencies to consider State Wildlife Action Plans when facilitating the expansion and enhancement of hunting opportunities and the management of game species and their habitat. In 2008, a ten-year plan to implement the Executive Order was developed.
Describes the need for and benefits of a nationwide Wildlife Diversity Program and highlights projects that could be done if funding was available
The Western Governors Association (WGA) released a report on the powerful economic impact of outdoor recreation in the West.
A video about the wildlife action plan recently completed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and it’s partners aiming to conserve wildlife before they become more rare and more costly to protect.
Teaming With Wildlife (TWW) is based on seven principles, which are in alignment with the Conservation and Reinvestment Act (CARA). CARA nearly passed Congress in 2001 and would have funded the goals of TWW with offshore oil revenue.
Dan Ashe, Director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, speaks at the 2012 Teaming With Wildlife Fly-in about the importance of the State & Tribal Wildlife Grants program to wildlife conservation across the country.
Presentation from a webinar hosted by AFWA on June 28 2012. Provides and overview of the effectiveness measures framework developed by the Teaming With Wildlife Committee’s Effectiveness Measures Working Group.
State Wildlife Grants give the Spiny Softshell Turtle a boost in Vermont by raising them in a protected environment and introducing them to their habitat to increase their chances of survival. WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-
This is the PowerPoint presentation given during the 2012 Teaming With Wildlife Coalition Building Webinar Series.
This is the exercise that we worked on during the 2012 Teaming With Wildlife webinar series to start developing a game plan for moving forward with building your coalition.
This was the presentation given on the 2012 Teaming With Wildlife Coalition Building webinar.
We are proud to announce a historic milestone in wildlife conservation: the creation of 56 wildlife action plans, one for each state and territory. The wildlife action plans collectively form a nationwide strategy to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered.
These PDF’s show what state wildlife grant effectiveness measures will look like for three conservation actions in Data TRACS, the new tracking and reporting system that is being developed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
This presentation was given during the 2012 Teaming With Wildlife Coalition Building webinar.
The presentation for the second webinar on TWW Campaign Planning.
This is a template letter to send to prospective TWW coalition members asking them to join your state’s coalition.
The Best Practices for State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs) report provides best practices for meeting the Eight Required Elements and prioritizing species and conservation actions. The goal is to raise the bar for SWAPs by identifying state innovations and lessons learned from the years since SWAPs were developed to make them even better in their next iterations.
Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Natural Resource Management--Tools from the US Forest Service
In order to help states create and implement funding mechanisms to meet the State Wildlife Grants match requirement, this report describes a number of innovative approaches that various states have taken to secure funding for wildlife conservation, and highlights the key attributes of successful funding mechanisms.
The summary of a University of Michigan research team’s review of state-level wildlife funding mechanisms and the campaign’s to enact them. Spring 2005
The Lake Erie watersnake, a harmless, non-venomous snake once threatened with extinction, has recovered to the point where Endangered Species Act protection is no longer necessary for its survival.
State Wildlife Action Plans: From Vision to On-the-Ground Action (2008) ~ Wildlife Conservationists are Turning Vision into On-the-Ground Action. Across the country, fish and wildlife agencies and their partners are turning the ambitious conservation vision of the state wildlife action plans into on-the-ground action.
This report is intended for use by state and territorial wildlife agencies in the United States who are currently revising their State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs). It describes methods and approaches for incorporating information about the conservation of animal pollinators into the SWAPS.
As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), we recognize the many successes it has delivered in Florida and beyond.
Hellbenders are endemic to North American and are split into two subspecies, the eastern Hellbender, which is found throughout the eastern states, and the Ozakar hellbender, which is restricted to the Ozark mountains of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri.