Planning Resources

Habitat Partnership Committees are designed to facilitate local decision making regarding wildlife habitat issues and improvements, and act as a vehicle for partnership development and communication between private, state, and federal entities. Creating partnerships between habitat improvement proponents and potential funding programs or funding organizations is a major focus of the Arizona Habitat Partnership Committee program.

Have a project that would help wildlife habitat? Annual deadline for proposal submission is Sept. 1

Contact Your HPC Committee

For information and learning about the committee.

HPC contact information

State HPC Chairman: Bill Brake, Commissioner, AGFD Commission
State HPC Co-Chairman: James Goughnour, Commissioner, AGFD Commission
State HPC Coordinator: Andrew Cavalcant,
Special Big Game Tag Fund Administrative Coordinator: Ruth Gregory

Local HPC Contact List

Forage Resource Study Group
AZGFD contact: Steve Cassady,

Arizona Strip Habitat Working Group
AZGFD contact: Tim Shurtliff,

Kingman HPC
AZGFD contact: Cody Johnston, cjohnston@azgfd,gov

Payson Natural Resources Committee
AZGFD contact: David Daniels, and Jake Jager,

Prescott HPC
AZGFD contact: Darren Tucker,

Show Low HPC
AZGFD contact: Bob Birkeland,

Safford HPC
AZGFD contact: Kirby Bristow,

Sierra Vista-Douglas HPC
AZGFD contact: Kirby Bristow,

Southwest Arizona HPC
AZGFD contact: Mike Rice,

Springerville-Alpine HPC
AZGFD contact: Velma Holt,

Tucson HPC
AZGFD contact: Kirby Bristow,

Williams-Flagstaff HPC
AZGFD contact: vacant

Winslow HPC
AZGFD contact: Bob Birkeland,

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