A national Native American non-profit organization, the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society, serves as a communication medium for self-determined Native American fish and wildlife managers.

We serve as a communication network between tribal, federal, and state fish and wildlife management entities.

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March 16-19, 2020, the National Wildlife Federation will host the third Women in Conservation Leadership (WCL) Summit on ancestral Sioux, Ute, Cheyenne and Apache lands at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO. The WCL Summit will provide a space to build and strengthen leadership skills in order to elevate women’s voices in the conservation movement as well as tackle challenges and issues unique to women in the workplace. The Summit is open to all women who work in or are connected to conservation. In this space, the term “women” stands for women, femme/feminine-identifying, genderqueer and non-binary individuals who have historically been excluded from the environmental space.

This year's theme is Weaving Change: Connecting Women for Action. Started four years ago by a group of dedicated individuals, WCL has grown to be a dynamic network and community of diverse women who are committed to leading change in conservation. We see the WCL network like a tapestry – made of individual threads. Each thread is unique and intrinsically important. When woven together the threads create a larger tapestry, providing durability, utility and beauty. Through the Summit, we continue to connect women and weave a larger network for change and impact.

 A CALL FOR SESSIONS are being accepted until November 22, 2019. Native women conservation leaders are encouraged to submit presentations. Call for Sessions Application to submit a presentation. To view the draft agenda. To Register. For Hotel Reservations.


A limited number of need based scholarships are available for the 2020 Summit. They are accepting requests to cover registration, travel and/or lodging through December 20, 2019. Notifications will be made January 13, 2020. You can find the application here and more information here.

Tribal Climate & Health Adaptation
Regional Cohort Training Series, January-August 2020 Online

Some of the most tragic impacts of climate change are projected to come in the form of illness, injury, and death, which will disproportionately impact the most vulnerable members of a community. A comprehensive tribal climate change adaptation plan can help a Native American tribal community better understand, prepare for, and protect against such impacts.