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.

“Land and Water Conservation Fund benefits Arizona Public Lands”

For over 50 years, Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) investments have protected parks and natural areas, and funded the development of playgrounds, sports fields, bike paths and hiking trails. This network of public lands provides the foundation of America's strong outdoor recreation-based economy.

Read more "Our Land, Our Water, Our Heritage"

******This trick could allow dangerous uranium mining at the Grand Canyon. Read more HERE

Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Update - May 4, 2018

Rep. Gosar officially trying to open the Grand Canyon area to new Uranium mines. Read more here

TAKE ACTION NOW - Tell Secretary Zinke to keep uranium mining out of the Grand Canyon!


The Arizona Wildlife Federation is working to prevent

Uranium mining near the Grand Canyon

The risks from uranium mining near the Grand Canyon are too great and the benefits are very limited. The area around the Grand Canyon is simply not the place to mine for uranium.

Read the AWF Position Statement and Fact Sheet

Standing on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, gazing into the awe-inspiring abyss, it’s easy to think that this timeless landscape is impervious to human activity and impact. That would be a mistake.

Read more 

Letter to the Editor by Brad Powell, President, Arizona Wildlife Federation

What does a Uranium mine look like? Here is a look at a Uranium mine cross section & hydrology.

View a map of Active Mining Claims within the Grand Canyon Withdrawal Area


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One-Third of American Wildlife at Increased Risk of Extinction

New Report Details America’s Looming Wildlife Crisis

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2018) – As many as one-third of America’s wildlife species are at increased risk of extinction, according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation, the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society.

"America’s wildlife is in crisis and now is the time for unprecedented on-the-ground collaboration," said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “Fish, birds, mammals, reptiles and invertebrates are all losing ground. We owe it to our children and grandchildren to prevent these species from vanishing from the earth. Recovering wildlife is a win-win-win: strengthening our economy, improving public health, and making communities more resilient.”

About one-third of the nation’s best-known groups of species—from vertebrates, like birds and mammals, to invertebrates such as butterflies and freshwater mussels—are imperiled or vulnerable. These figures, based on conservation status assessments carried out by NatureServe and its state natural heritage program partners, paint a stark picture of the overall condition of America’s extraordinary diversity of wildlife.

“I have spent more than three decades looking at how wildlife in the United States are faring,” said Bruce Stein, PhD, chief scientist and associate vice president of the National Wildlife Federation. “Although there have been some great conservation successes, many of our species continue to decline, and we are seeing the emergence of major new threats to America’s wildlife. It’s time to make sure that the scale of our conservation efforts match the scope of this problem.”

Read more at America's Looming Wildlife Crisis


Business owners and organizations are joining in an effort to prevent fish and wildlife from becoming endangered by dedicating $1.3 billion annually into the Federal Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Program, using existing revenue from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands and waters.

For more information go here Sign on Letter 032618

Join us on a letter to Members of Congress requesting designated funding! To add your organization/business contact Scott Garlid or Sarah Luna


Order the 2015 Arizona Wildlife Trophies book and other trophy books here

                         What are Public Lands?

What's the difference between a national park, national forest and national monument? What about national wildlife refuges, national historic sites or national conservation areas?

US Department of Interior Explains Public Lands

                         Opinions about Public Land Transfer

AZ County Opposes Transfer of Americas Public Lands to State

LTE from Tom Mackin,
AWF Region 2 Director/AWF Past President

Arizona Daily Sun – Public lands not for highest bidder 
April 24, 2016

LTE from Bob Vahle, AWF Region 1 Director
Payson Roundup Letter to the Editor -
April 22, 2016


The Arizona Wildlife Federation
Sponsors Becoming an Outdoors Woman to
get Ladies into the Outdoors

Registration for the upcoming September BOW available now at

BOW September 2018 Registration Packet

The Arizona Wildlife Federation has partnered with the National Wildlife Federation to certify your wildlife habitat.

Free Entrance Days for Public Lands - 2018 Take in the great scenery of our natural landscapes, learn about our nation’s rich history, and enjoy the great outdoors -- our nation’s public lands have so much to offer! Every year, the Interior Department and other land-management agencies make it easier to visit these special places by offering free admission to the public lands that charge an entrance fee. Check out the dates at the National Park Service for a list of the public lands that are free, and start planning your trip today!