Arkansas Wildlife Federation

Arkansas Wildlife Federation’s (AWF) mission is to promote conservation, responsible management and sustainable use of Arkansas’ fish and wildlife, natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities through education and advocacy. We are a Non-profit 501 c(3)  Conservation Organization Est. 1936.

Here are a few of our accomplishments:

  • Sponsored Amendment 35 in 1944 which created the modern day Arkansas Game & Fish Commission.
  • Helped develop and pass the One-eighth of One Percent Conservation Sales Tax Amendment.
  • Successfully stopped the Corps of Engineers plan to channelize the Cache River.
  • Joined with other groups to stop plans to dam the Buffalo River in the 1960s, and supported its present status as a National River.
  • Convinced the U.S. Forest Service to limit clear-cutting in the Ozarks and Ouachitas.
  • In the 1980s, supported the addition of 100,000 acres of wilderness in the Ozark and Ouachita National Forest.
  • Opposed a plan to allow large-scale military training in the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests.
  • The AWF is consistently a leader when it comes to protecting Arkansas’ natural resources!
  • Ongoing programs in conservation education.
  • Publication of Arkansas Out-of-Doors six times a year.

Contact Arkansas Wildlife Federation

Contact Arkansas Wildlife Federation

Wayne Shewmake
9108 Rodney Parham Road, Suite 101
Little Rock, Arkansas  72205
Phone: (501) 224-9200


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Arkansas