On October 25, 2015, after 10 years of planning and $18 million dollars raised, partners breached a levee along the north edge of San Francisco Bay at Sears Point Ranch, allowing salt water to fill a recently constructed 1,000-acre tidal marsh basin for the first time in over a century.
The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture continues to make steady progress in improving wetland habitat in south-central Nebraska, thanks in part to four grants from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, which total over a half million dollars for 2015.
Trumpeter Swans in the Prairie Pothole Region of Iowa are making a remarkable comeback. By the late 1800s habitat conversion had extirpated the species from the region. Thanks to partnerships for habitat restoration, today there is a healthy population.
The U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) and the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) are delighted to announce that Dave Smith, IWJV’s Coordinator, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Gary T. Myers Bird Conservation Award. He was awarded this honor at the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies meeting this [...]
The North American Waterfowl Plan (NAWMP) is implemented through long-term partnerships of government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and individuals committed to the conservation of North American waterfowl, other wetland-associated migratory bird populations, and their wetlands habitats. The success of the Plan is directly related to the contributions of these dedicated partners, both short- and long-term. To [...]
The U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) Committee and the Association of Joint Venture Management Board want to recognize individuals or groups who have shown exceptional accomplishments and/or leadership in bird conservation in furtherance of the principles of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative and the national/international bird initiatives (North American Waterfowl Management Plan, [...]
Congressman Raúl Grijalva is dedicated to natural resource conservation and has sponsored and supported critical legislation for bird and habitat conservation, especially within the Sonoran Joint Venture region.