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Wildlife and Conservation are both integral parts of Arizona's natural heritage. Find the latest information on conservation and management programs, research efforts, and nongame species information. In addition, Arizona's natural heritage program and special permits information is available for your project and research needs.

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  • Conservation & Management- Contains conservation and management program information for both game and nongame species as well as information on the Heritage Fund Program.

  • The Heritage Fund Program, made possible by your support of the Arizona Lottery, provides organizations and institutions with the funding necessary to conserve, research, and educate.

  • The Local Sportsmen’s Group Grant Program provides local, Arizona-based sportsmen’s groups with assistance in supporting wildlife conservation.

  • Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCF) Grant Program - The Wildlife Conservation Fund Grant Program, funded by a portion of shared Arizona tribal gaming revenue, supports projects that conserve, enhance and restore Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and habitats for present and future generations.

  • Conservation Workshop - The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s annual Conservation Workshop brings conservation leaders from all over Arizona for a campout to hear educational presentations, participate in activities, enjoy some friendly conservation, and meet new friends in the conservation community.

  • Research - Outlines the status, objectives and findings of current and ongoing research efforts within the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

  • Wildlife Related Diseases and Health Monitoring - News and information on Chronic Wasting Disease and other wildlife related diseases.

  • Nongame Species - Habitat, distribution, biology and management needs of some of Arizona's hundreds of nongame species are available. Also, be sure to check out Arizona's Nongame News [PDF, 253kb]

  • Arizona's Natural Heritage Program (HDMS) - Arizona's portion of a global network of natural heritage and conservation data centers. Providing data regarding future development and its effects on the environment.

  • Project Evaluation Program (PEP) - The Project Evaluation Program’s objective is to facilitate the incorporation of fish and wildlife resource needs or features in land and water development or management programs in Arizona.

  • Economic Impact - Information on the number of participants in fishing, hunting, and wildlife watching (observing, photographing, and feeding wildlife), and the amount of time and money spent on these activities.

  • Special Permits - Contains information about special permits available for educational holding, rehabilitation, or species research projects.

  • The Invasive Species Advisory Council was created in April 2005 by Governor Napolitano to address the challenges that invasive species pose for the state’s natural areas and wildlife

  • The Arizona Outdoor Hall of Fame was developed in 1998 by the Wildlife For Tomorrow Foundation to honor those who have made significant contributions to Arizona’s wildlife, the welfare of its natural resources, and the state’s outdoor heritage.

  • Wildlife Development and Heavy Equipment provides water developments/catchments throughout the state for wildlife during the hot dry summer months when water is scarce.

  • Rotenone Review Advisory Committee final report - A blue-ribbon committee that extensively studied the use of the piscicide rotenone in Arizona has reaffirmed the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s belief that rotenone is an important fisheries management tool that can be used safely and effectively. The Game and Fish director approved the final report in January 2012. Read more.

  • Arizona Game and Fish Department draft prospectus to establish a statewide in-lieu fee (ILF) program for the State of Arizona.
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