Read our Articles of Organization – amended 22 November 2017

NAUFWP develops effective communications and liaison with other natural resource, conservation, environmental, scientific, and educational organizations. These include the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs (NAUFRP), Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU), American Fisheries Society, International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (IAFWA), The Wildlife Society, Wildlife Management Institute, American Institute of Biological Sciences, Conservation International, Ecological Society of America, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, Sea Grant Association, and World Wildlife Fund. Such communications ensure that research, education, and extension programs are responsive to national as well as state and local needs.

Establish ongoing interaction with offices and agencies of the government that determine research, education, and extension policies, support and/or fund university programs, or play a regulatory role. These include the National Science Foundation, National Academy of Sciences, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Management and Budget, Bureau of Land Management, Biological Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Park Service, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Represent members’ perspective on current fisheries and wildlife issues. Timely and effective communications are directed toward appropriate national organizations, committees, and individuals associated with the development of important research, education, and extension programs that pertain to the conservation and management of fisheries and wildlife resources.

Promote fisheries and wildlife representation and perspectives on activities such as:

  • RFP panels and proposal review panels associated with the National Research Initiative for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment.
  • Biodiversity legislation.
  • Development of appropriations for Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units within the Biological Resources Division of USGS.
  • Competitive grants programs for fisheries and wildlife within USDA and the Biological Resources Division of USGS.

Represent its members by providing timely perspectives on fisheries and wildlife issues via effective communications directed toward appropriate committees and individuals associated with the Congress of the United States on such matters as the:

  • Teaming with Wildlife Funding Initiative.
  • Proposal to establish a National Institute for the Environment.
  • Animal rights issues.
  • Funding for research, education, and extension programs.