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.

Sorry for the inconvenience as our phone system has been down for a while. We are back in business and you may contact the NAFWS staff at (303)466-1725 or toll free: 866-890-7258.

After a thorough review of the best available science, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is proposing to delist the interior least tern, removing the tern from the List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife. When the interior least tern was first listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1985, there were fewer than 2,000 birds and only a few dozen nesting sites scattered across a once-expansive range that covered America’s Great Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley.

Native American Tribes,

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (Society) is requesting that your tribe submit a Letter of Support for the Recovery of America's Wildlife Act (RAWA) by October 11, 2019. This letter can be sent to the two main sponsors (Fortenberry & Dingell) of the bill. You can also submit letters to your state's Senators and Representatives asking them to sign on as co-sponsors or at least cc them onto your letter of support. Please go to Congress.gov - HR 3742 Recovering America's Wildlife Act of 2019 to see the list of current co-sponsors which is changing daily.

We are asking that you email a copy of your support letters to Garrit Voggesser (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) of the National Wildlife Federation; we want to know who is submitting them so we can continue to contact tribes that might not be getting the information or Julie Thorstenson, Executive Director for the NAFWS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), if you have any questions or need assistance.

You may view RAWA Fact Sheet here.

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