SEAFWA Initiatives

Initiatives and programs that are driven by the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.


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The BearWise® program was developed by black bear biologists and is supported by state wildlife agencies. You can trust BearWise to have sound information and smart solutions that help people, neighborhoods, and communities prevent problems and keep bears wild.

Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy

Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) is a regional conservation initiative that spans the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean. SECAS was started in 2011 by the states of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and the federal agencies of the Southeast Natural Resource Leaders Group. SECAS emerged as a response to the unprecedented challenges facing our natural and cultural resources, like urban growth and climate change. We see these challenges as an opportunity to coordinate conservation action and investment around a shared strategy.