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.

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


Find out how and get talking points

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
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Register for the April Becoming an Outdoors Woman Weekend

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!