Purpose & Mission

Conservation, Protection, and Enhancement

Our Mission

As a non-profit organization, the Society’s mission is to assist Native American and Alaska Native Tribes with the conservation, protection, and enhancement of their fish and wildlife resources. As a 501(c)(3) public charitable non-profit Colorado corporation, all contributions are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

Our Purpose

The Society’s purposes are charitable, educational, scientific and cultural, as well as the following:

  • To assist in the facilitation and coordination of inter-tribal communication in regards to fish and wildlife matters, including issues with treaty rights, court cases related to fish and wildlife, and hunting and fishing regulations.
  • To protect, preserve and conserve the wise use and management of tribal fish, wildlife, and recreation resources.
  • To educate Native Americans involved in fish and wildlife management, policy decision makers, community members and others similarly dedicated to tribal natural resource management, of the best management practices.
  • To provide administrative support, expertise and advice to tribal governments, relating to tribal fish, wildlife and recreation resources.
  • To improve the general welfare of tribal people through educational, charitable, as well as fish and wildlife enhancement activities.
  • To provide professional publications and promotional activities for disseminating information about Native American fish and wildlife resources to members, organizations, public officials, and the general public.

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In Recognition of Their Support

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society would like to thank those organizations that provided us with support over the years. With them we grew an effective national communications network for the exchange of information and management techniques related to self-determined tribal fish and wildlife management.

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