TWS collaborates with other organizations to strengthen our voice and the overall voice of wildlife conservation in communicating science-based wildlife conservation strategies to policy decision-makers. TWS is a leading member of several coalitions that address a range of wildlife issues, from securing adequate funding for wildlife conservation programs to preserving habitats and combating invasive species.
American Wildlife Conservation Partners
The American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP) are nearly 40 sportsmen and conservation groups that came together in 2000 to work collectively in charting the course for the future of wildlife conservation in the United States.
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) represents North America’s fish and wildlife agencies to advance sound, science-based management and conservation of fish and wildlife and their habitats in the public interest. In 2011, TWS became a contributing member of AFWA and serves on committees and working groups of AFWA to address prominent wildlife management and conservation issues.
Bird Conservation Alliance
The Bird Conservation Alliance is a network of organizations with a shared interest in the conservation of wild birds. Through the Alliance, millions of birdwatchers and concerned citizens are united with conservation professionals, scientists, and educators to benefit bird conservation efforts.
Coalition of Natural Resource Societies
TWS is a founding member of the Coalition of Natural Resource Societies (CNRS), a coalition of professional and scientific societies that focuses on management and conservation of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Other members of CNRS include the American Fisheries Society, Society for Range Management, and Society of American Foresters.
Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement
The Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) is a national coalition of 22 wildlife, sporting, conservation, and scientific organizations, together representing more than 16 million Americans. CARE works to educate Congress, the Administration and the public about the nation’s National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS).
National Cooperators Coalition
The National Cooperators Coalition (NCC) is an alliance of state wildlife agencies, universities, and non-governmental organizations that support the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Program (CFWRU). The mission of NCC is to build a stronger and more coordinated base of support to serve research, education, and technical assistance needs of nonfederal CFWRU program cooperators.
National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species
The National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species (NECIS) is a national partnership of several major environmental organizations that provides a united expert and scientific voice on invasive species policy. NECIS members collaborate on a variety of campaigns, host an annual education day in Washington, D.C., and share ideas through a dedicated listeserv.
National Horse & Burro Rangeland Management Coalition
TWS is a founding member of The National Horse & Burro Rangeland Management Coalition, a diverse partnership of 13 wildlife conservation and sportsmen organizations, industry partners, and professional natural-resource scientific societies working together to identify proactive and comprehensive solutions to increase effective management of horse and burro populations and mitigate the adverse impacts to healthy native fish, wildlife, and plants and the ecosystems on which they depend.
Sportsmen’s Alliance for Marcellus Conservation
The Sportsmen’s Alliance for Marcellus Conservation (SAMC) is a coalition representing more than 265,000 sportsmen and women working to identify and propose solutions to mitigate the impacts of gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale on hunting, fishing, trapping and other outdoor sporting activities.
Teaming with Wildlife
Teaming with Wildlife (TWW) is a coalition of more than 6,400 organizations, businesses, and agencies that support restoring and conserving U.S. wildlife. Since its founding in the early 1990s, the group has worked to establish funding for wildlife conservation programs. TWS serves on the TWW Steering Committee which provides national leadership for the initiative, setting national strategy and supporting the activities of state coalitions.
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) is a coalition of leading hunting, fishing, and conservation organizations, labor unions, and individual grassroots partners working together to preserve the traditions of hunting and fishing in the U.S. TRCP accomplishes its mission in the spirit of Theodore Roosevelt by expanding access to places to hunt and fish, conserving fish and wildlife and the habitats necessary to sustain them, and increasing funding for conservation and management.
The USGS Coalition is an alliance of 70 organizations united by a commitment to the continued vitality of the unique combination of biological, geological, hydrological, and mapping programs of the U.S. Geological Survey. The Coalition supports increased federal investment in USGS programs that underpin responsible natural resource stewardship, improve resilience to natural and human-induced hazards, and contribute to the long-term health, security, and prosperity of the nation.