The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut. The Bureau of Natural Resources within DEEP is charged with managing the state’s natural resources (particularly fish, wildlife, and forests) through a program of regulation, management, research, and public education. Growing human populations encroach upon, modify or destroy wildlife habitat, threatening or endangering some wildlife species in the process.
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Since 1911, the Division of Fish and Wildlife has worked to conserve and manage Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources, provide safe and enjoyable fishing, hunting, and boating opportunities to citizens and visitors, and improve the public’s understanding and interest in the state's fish and wildlife resources through information and outreach programs. The Division’s goal is to manage and provide access to the lands with which DFW is entrusted for public use and enjoyment.
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The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and WIldlife's mission is to protect and enhance of the state's inland fisheries and wildlife, while at the same time providing for the wise use of these resources. In regard to nuisance wildlife, the Department provides emergency services when the safety of the public is in question, but the ability to provide nuisance wildlife services has become increasingly difficult due to the same budgetary challenges facing all Maine citizens.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the State agency responsible for the conservation and management of Maryland’s natural resources, including fish, wildlife, forests, and much more. DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service is the agency within the Department that manages wildlife species in Maryland. The Wildlife and Heritage Service monitors wildlife populations, establishes hunting seasons, manages habitat on public Wildlife Management Areas, protects endangered species, and provides advice on wildlife issues.
The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) is responsible for the conservation - including restoration, protection and management - of fish and wildlife resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the public. The Division works to balance the needs of people and wildlife today so wildlife will be available for everyone's enjoyment today and for future generations. People in Massachusetts are encountering wild species more than ever before.
As guardian of New Hampshire’s fish, wildlife and marine resources, the mission of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHF&G) is to conserve, manage, and protect those resources and their habitats. In addition, the Department actively informs and educates the public about New Hampshire’s wildlife resources and provides opportunities for the public to use and appreciate those resources.
The N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife is a professional environmental agency dedicated to the protection, management and wise use of New Jersey's fish and wildlife resources. The Division is responsible for all wildlife in New Jersey. Management of both game and nongame species includes the common goals of protecting and managing habitats and wildlife populations and maintaining wildlife diversity. Wildlife management in the state is not without challenges, but even with the threat of habitat loss confronting many species, proper management has allowed wildlife to thrive.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is responsible for managing and protecting natural resources, including fish and wildlife, to enhance the health, safety and social well-being of the people of the state. New Yorkers are encountering wild species more than ever before. Growing human populations sometimes modify or destroy important plant and animal habitat, threatening or endangering some species in the process. Other species are more able to live close to humans.
Wildlife belong to all of us as a public trust, and state fish and wildlife agencies work to conserve and sustainably manage these resources on public and private lands and waters within their borders. The Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (NEAFWA) is an organization whose members are the state agencies with primary responsibility for management and protection of the fish and wildlife resources in the 13 northeastern and mid-Atlantic states.
The Northeast Wildlife Damage Management Research and Management Cooperative (WDM Coop) is a unique partnership between state and federal wildlife agencies in the Northeastern United States. The WDM Coop was founded in 1999 by the NE State Fish & Wildlife Agency Directors. Base support has provided funds for a small grants program, development of publications, and other educational projects such as this web site. We are a cooperative without walls dedicated to the sharing of knowledge, facilities and agenda related to wildlife damage management.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) is responsible for managing and protecting the commonwealth’s wildlife resources, to enhance the health, safety and social well-being of the people of the state. Pennsylvanians are encountering wild species more than ever before. Growing human populations sometimes modify or destroy important plant and animal habitat, threatening or endangering some species in the process. Other species are more able to live close to humans. While they may add interest to the local environment, they also can cause problems for their human neighbors.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is vested with the management authority and responsibilities over all fish and wildlife resources in the state. In order to manage and protect the state’s wildlife resources, the DEM establishes regulations and policies that are intended to protect and sustain these resources for the enjoyment of the state’s citizens and for their intrinsic value.
The mission of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont. The department is responsible for the conservation of 41 species of reptiles and amphibians, 89 species of fish, 193 species of breeding birds, 58 species of mammals, more than 15,000 insect species, and 2,000 higher plant species, plus fungi, algae, and 80 different types of natural communities. To accomplish this mission, the integrity, diversity, and vitality of their natural systems must be protected.
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is responsible for the management of inland fisheries, wildlife, and recreational boating for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginians are encountering wild species more than ever before. Growing human populations sometimes modify or destroy important plant and animal habitat, threatening or endangering some species in the process. Other species are more able to live close to humans. While they may add interest to the local environment, they also can cause problems for their human neighbors.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) is responsible for managing and protecting the state’s fish and wildlife resources to enhance the health, safety and social well-being of its citizens. In recent years, the citizens of West Virginia have been encountering more wildlife species than ever before. Growing human populations sometimes encroach upon, modify or destroy important wildlife habitat, threatening or endangering some wildlife species in the process. Other wildlife species have adapted to living in close proximity to humans.
The Wildlife Management Institute was established in 1911 by sportsmen/businessmen gravely concerned about the dramatic declines of many wildlife populations. Its founders saw a need for a small, independent and aggressive cadre of people dedicated to restoring and ensuring the well-being of wild populations and their habitats. WMI provides business oversight for WildlifeHelp.org.