Organization, Authority, and Programs of State Fish and Wildlife Agencies

The shape of North American agencies and how they shape the conservation landscape

Organization, Authority, and Programs (OAP) Report History

The Wildlife Management Institute first compiled information on state fish and wildlife agencies' organization, authority, and programs in 1948 and published comprehensive surveys in 1968, 1977, 1987, and 1997.

The most recent 1997 report is available here.


*ONLY Available to North American state fish and wildlife agency staff

How to build (and update) your state agency profile

Each state fish and wildlife agency has exclusive access to build and update its own Fish and Wildlife Agency Profile. While the profile can be completed and maintained by one person, the wide range of topics and questions in the profile may require a few areas of expertise to complete. For most agencies, completing the profile is a small team effort. 

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