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SWAP Revision Guidance & Best Practices
State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) Revision Guidance
Congress requires that states review and revise their state wildlife action plans (SWAPs) at least every 10 years. In 2007, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) provided guidance for reviewing and revising SWAPs. The link to the guidance is below.
Best Practices for State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs)
The Best Practices for State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs) report was approved by the Teaming With Wildlife (TWW) Committee at the AFWA Annual Meeting in September 2012. The goal was to raise the bar for SWAPs by identifying best practices based on innovations and lessons learned from the years since SWAPs were developed. The best practices may be used voluntarily by states who aspire to improve conservation work and create greater consistency across SWAPs, thereby making them more relevant to partners and large landscape-level efforts. As a measure of success, use of this report is being tracked to measure the increase in consistency of SWAPs over time. These best practices were developed by a working group comprised primarily of state fish and wildlife agency personnel, as well as four representatives from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Wildlife Federation. The link to the report as well as the working group charter is below.
|Best Practices for State Wildlife Action Plans.pdf||4.32 MB|
|Official 2007 SWAP Revision Guidance.pdf||108.72 KB|
|SWAP Best Practices Working Group Charter.docx||27.75 KB|
|National Advisory Acceptance Team (NAAT) Sub-elements||714.73 KB|