Assessing Effectiveness of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Across 56 US states and territories, Wildlife Action Plans have been guiding actions to conserve wildlife and habitat before they become rarer and more costly to protect. Yet, few states can truly demonstrate the degree to which the actions they are supporting are effective. This situation will change in the near future, however, with the recent adoption of a performance reporting framework by the Executive Committee of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA). Since December 2009, representatives from several states, as well as NGO and government partners, worked together to develop this framework for assessing the effectiveness of actions supported under the Wildlife Action Plans. FOS served as the lead facilitator of this major effort that provides the future framework for wildlife grant tracking across the nation.