About the MAFWA

“Our mission is to provide a forum for state and provincial fish and wildlife agencies to share ideas and information, pool resources, and initiate action to benefit the management and conservation of fish and wildlife resources in the Midwest.”

Jim Douglas mug
MAFWA President – Jim Douglas, Nebraska

Map showing MAFWA Member States/Provinces as of 2011

MAFWA Member States/Provinces as of 2011

The Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (MAFWA) is an organization of 13 state and 3 provincial Midwest fish and wildlife agencies. It was formed in 1934.

  • Advocates state’s rights in fish and wildlife issues.
  • Promotes efficiencies in government by exchanging research and management information.
  • Initiated a wildlife education program designed to be used in teachers in the classroom. Project WILD is an interdisciplinary, supplementary education program for grades K-12.
  • Promotes multi-state, range-wide initiatives to keep species from being listed under the Endangered Species Act.
  • Attracts attendees from federal land and wildlife agencies and wildlife related organizations.
  • Constitution and Bylaws (Word format)

Please explore our site to learn more about us and how we and the other regional associations and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies work together to conserve our precious fish and wildlife resources.

Contact us: Ollie Torgerson, Executive Secretary, Ollie.Torgerson@wi.gov or 715-365-8924

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