Cabezon Creek WSA, NM
Railroad Valley Oil Well, Battle Mountain NV Antelope in New Mexico Arrow-leaf balsam root in Montana Wind Turbine Fire Management Officer in Eugene, OR
Programs>More BLM Programs>Fish, Wildlife and Plant Conservation
Print Page

National Partnerships for Wildlife

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies  (AFWA) represents North America’s fish and wildlife agencies and promotes sound management and conservation of fish and wildlife and works to ensure that all fish and wildlife entities work collaboratively on the most important issues.

Environment for the Americas (EFTA) is a nonprofit organization that provides information and materials about birds, bird conservation, and bird education from Canada to South America. Known for the signature event, International Migratory Bird Day, their programs inspire people of all ages to get outdoors, learn about birds, and take part in their conservation.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is a non-profit organization that preserves and restores native wildlife species and habitats. Created by Congress in 1984, NFWF directs public conservation dollars to the most pressing environmental needs and matches those investments with private funds. The Foundation works with individuals, foundations, government agencies, nonprofits, and corporations to identify and fund the nation’s most intractable conservation challenges. 

North American Bird Conservation Initiative is composed of government agencies, private organizations, and bird initiatives helping partners across the continent meet common bird conservation objectives by fostering coordination and collaboration on key issues of concern, including coordinated bird monitoring, conservation design, and land conservation.

North American Pollinator Protection Campaign works to protect the pollinators of the North American Continent (i.e, bees, butterflies).  Population declines of pollinators threaten biodiversity, food webs, and human health.

Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) is dedicated to the conservation of the reptiles and amphibians and their habitats. Members include state an d federal agencies, conservation organizations, museums, nature centers, zoos and universities.

Partners in Flight (PIF) is a cooperative effort involving partnerships among federal, state, and local government agencies, philanthropic foundations, professional organizations, conservation groups, industry, the academic community, and private individuals. Meetings are open to anyone interested in bird conservation.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) works to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat.  Founded in 1983, the RMEF has conserved or enhanced habitat on more than 5.9 million acres.  The Foundation also works to open or improve public access for hunting, fishing and other recreation.  Linda Cardenas is the BLM's  Liaison to the RMEF (

Watchable Wildlife  promotes positive wildlife viewing experiences for residents and visitors  in communities throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico. It seeks to help local communities benefit from the economic potential of nature-related recreation while conserving native plants and animals in their natural habitats. To find wildlife viewing areas, go to

Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) is an organization of 23 public agencies charged with the protection and management of fish and wildlife resources in the western part of the United States and Canada. Their mission is, "Delivering conservation through information exchange and working partnerships".

Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) was established in 1911 by sportsmen/businessmen concerned about the dramatic declines of many wildlife populations. WMI remains a small, private, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to restoring and ensuring the well-being of wildlife populations and their habitats.

The Wildlife Society (TWS) represents and serves the professional community of scientists, managers, educators, and others who study, manage, and conserve wildlife and habitats worldwide. 

State Wildlife Action Plans

The BLM works with State wildlife agencies in implementing their State Wildlife Action Plans (also known as Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategies) in land use and conservation planning on BLM-administered lands. 

Each State’s plan identifies priority wildlife species and habitats, addresses threats to their survival, and identifies long-term conservation actions needed in the State, including those on BLM-administered lands. Collectively, the strategies provide a solid foundation for furthering wildlife conservation and an opportunity for the States, Federal agencies and other conservation partners to strategically address their individual and coordinated roles in conservation efforts.

Click here for more information about State Wildlife Action Plans.