The Game Warden Associatioins

who founded and support this magazine

Alberta game warden association

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The Alberta Game Warden Association, (AGWA), is a non-profit organization registered under the Societies Act of Alberta. Its membership is made up of field Fish and Wildlife Officers (Regular members), Officers that have transitioned into management (Associate members), and retired Officers and certain individuals with special recommendation, (Honorary veteran members).


AGWA, initially named the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officers Association, was formed in 1973 by a group of officers that had a vision to improve the many facets surrounding the unique game warden career. Much of this can be summarized in the following excerpt from the present day governing by-laws that state the objectives of the Association.


Society of British Columbia Conservation Officers

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Conservation Officers (CO’s) are sworn peace officers, providing public safety and environmental police services to the Province of British Columbia. Officers protect our fish, wildlife and environment by helping to ensure healthy game populations, clean land, air and water for our future generations.



Manatoba Conservation officer association

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The Manitoba Conservation Officers' Association represents the interests of MB COs.



Saskatchewan Conservation Officers Association

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The Saskatchewan Association of Conservation Officers (SACO) was established in 1981. The objectives of the association are twofold; to promote and encourage the education and training of the members in all matters affecting their profession, and secondly to promote the mutual interests of Saskatchewan Association of Conservation Officers. Our mottos “Serving People and Wildlife; Protecting Saskatchewan’s Resources,” reflects the aim of the members in maintaining Saskatchewan’s natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.


SACO is a non-government, non-profit organization that operates solely on the efforts of volunteers. Membership is comprised of active and retired Conservation Officers and other natural resource law enforcement personnel both inside and outside of Saskatchewan. SACO is affiliated with similar officer organizations throughout North America.

NWT Renable resource officers association

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NWT Renewable Resource Officers help protect our wildlife and environment through education, human/wildlife conflict response, and law enforcement.



Yukon conservation officer association

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The Yukon Conservation Officers Association was established in the mid 1980’s. It’s purpose is to support Conservation Officers in their effort to promote sound and sustainable use and management of Yukon’s natural resources. YCOA is one of the founding members of the Western Canadian Game Warden magazine.