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New Grants Awarded to Protect Lands and Birds

June 9th, 2017|Habitat Conservation, Human Dimensions|

The Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative has awarded its first grants to support bird conservation among the land trust community. The four organizations receiving funds plan to protect critical habitats, such as oak forests in Oregon and estuaries in Maine, as well as help declining bird species, such as Golden-winged Warblers in Vermont and Lewis’s [...]

Story Map Illustrates Accomplishments of Migratory Bird JVs

February 10th, 2017|Habitat Conservation, News|

Joint Ventures work together to build a healthy world for birds, other wildlife, and people. As we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this model for international collaboration in 2017, Joint Ventures look ahead to the next thirty years and beyond of building strong, effective partnerships for bird and habitat conservation. Access a new Story Map [...]

AMJV Partners with USFS on Series of Forest Management Workshops

February 10th, 2017|Collaboration, News|

The Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to plan and implement a series of workshops across USFS Region 9 for land owners detailing management practices that can improve forest habitats for birds and other wildlife. The workshops will describe how specific forest management practices can benefit birds and other wildlife, [...]

Meet the New National Bird Conservation Social Science Coordinator

February 10th, 2017|Collaboration, News|

With many bird populations declining, scientists are looking for new ways to help protect and conserve vital species. Thanks to a partnership with the North American Bird Conservation Initiative, Virginia Tech is now home to a new, high-profile position that aims to build social science capacity within the bird conservation community through research, partnerships, and [...]

Washington Partners Collaborating to Conserve Forest and Shoreline

December 2nd, 2016|Collaboration, Habitat Conservation|

Strong Partnerships at Work in Washington More than a decade of efforts on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington have been recently paying off. In 2014, Forterra, as part of the Kitsap Forest and Bay Project, helped facilitate the purchase of 535 acres of lowland forest, including 1.5 miles of shoreline of very high conservation value. The [...]

Wetland Restoration IS Working!

November 29th, 2016|Education and Outreach, Habitat Conservation|

Our video shorts strive to show viewers, in 1 minute or less, where and how Wetland Restoration IS working throughout the Bay Area, thanks to the efforts of our San Francisco Bay Joint Venture partners. See the difference it has made in San Francisco's Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood. Here an abandoned pier development became the thriving ecosystem [...]

Nominations Open for Gary T. Myers Award

November 22nd, 2016|Collaboration, Education and Outreach, News|

Each year, NABCI and the Association of Joint Venture Management Boards present the Gary T. Myers Bird Conservation Award to an individual, organization, or partnership that has shown exceptional accomplishments and/or leadership in bird conservation. This year’s nominations are due by January 20, 2017. Purpose The U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) Committee and the [...]

Managing Forest for Birds Video Series

November 22nd, 2016|Collaboration, Education and Outreach|

A new video series by the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative highlights the importance of proper forest management in improving a diversity of habitat for birds and other wildlife. The series focuses on several Ohio private landowners detailing their experiences managing and improving conditions of their woodlands and the beneficial changes in the bird community following such [...]

Partners in Flight 2016 Landbird Conservation Plan Released

September 15th, 2016|Bird Conservation, Uncategorized|

Scientists Document Widespread Declines, Urgent Need for Conservation of Landbirds in U.S. and Canada. Report calls for unprecedented partnerships across public and private sectors to reverse trends throughout bird’s life-cycles. A new analysis of the population status and trends of all landbirds in the continental U.S. and Canada documents widespread declines among 450 bird species—a troubling [...]