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Farm Bill Works for Landowners and Birds, New Report Finds

August 8th, 2017|Bird Conservation, Education and Outreach, News|

State of the Birds 2017 Identifies Benefits for Agriculture, Forestry, and Conservation (Washington, D.C., August 3, 2017) Thirty-seven million. That’s the increase in the number of waterfowl in the Prairie Pothole Region over the past quarter-century, thanks to the Farm Bill. The State of the Birds 2017 report, released today by the North American Bird [...]

For the Love of Sage: Communicating for an Ecosystem

August 8th, 2017|Collaboration, Education and Outreach, News, Strategic Communications|

For Americans who haven’t lived in or experienced the Intermountain West’s sagebrush country, it can feel like an empty void or unproductive wasteland. Members of the conservation community know these perceptions to be unfounded, and for decades they have enacted significant scientific studies and conservation initiatives to better understand and protect this place. Yet, these [...]

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 [...]