Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation

Conservation that connects

Looking beyond the expected to ensure a thriving natural world



The need for efficiency in conservation

Since its inception in the early 1900s, the North American model of conservation has been based on the idea that federal and state governments would provide the funding, the labor, and the promotion and advocacy for hunting and fishing in our society. Billions of dollars are generated and spent each READ MORE

How we see conservation

Think about this. You are handed the keys to a $25 billion-a-year industry. Your customers are passionate, generous and committed, but their numbers are dwindling. Billions are wasted. There is little oversight and accountability. Departments duplicate efforts. In some cases, they work at cross purposes. You know what needs to LEARN MORE

How ‘Wings Over Water’ took flight

In 2016, the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation began an unprecedented review of the funds sent to Canada’s prairies under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act in hopes of identifying potential improvements to the system, ensuring that it could be held up as a model of effective conservation and efficient government LEARN MORE

Why wetlands and water matter

There are few wetlands in this world that don’t offer feelings of solace or sheer emotions of awesome being. LEARN MORE

Duck stamp changes misguided, unneeded

One of the greatest conservation programs in U.S. history unquestionably is the federal duck stamp, which is worthless for postage but invaluable for migratory birds, other wildlife and people. Since its inception in 1934, the program has financed the creation or protection of 6 million acres of habitat for migratory waterfowl and other wildlife, including the establishment or expansion of more than 300 national wildlife refuges — at least one in most states. LEARN MORE

We can’t afford to neglect conservation

In a rare spasm of bipartisanship and common sense, the House in July passed the most significant conservation-related legislation in decades, the Great American Outdoors Act. President Donald Trump has just signed it into law. LEARN MORE