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Guide Enhances Understanding of Farm Bill Conservation Programs

November 6th, 2015|Bird Conservation, Habitat Conservation, Species Recovery|

The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation is a collaborative effort by conservation partners that provides a new tool for those who work with private landowners and agricultural producers in adopting conservation practices included in the 2014 Farm Bill. It provides biologists, range conservationists, foresters, and others with a road map [...]

Actively Managing for Cerulean Warblers

July 28th, 2015|Research|

The Appalachian Region is known for its extensive tracts of mature hardwood forest and high biodiversity, including that of songbirds. The region is a stronghold for the cerulean warbler, containing about 75 percent of the population. But the bird is a species of high conservation concern due in part to an estimated 70 percent population [...]

New Farm Bill Guide Now Available

April 30th, 2015|Habitat Conservation, News|

The North American Bird Conservation Initiative released the 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation. This field guide is a tool to assist the staff of federal and state fish and wildlife agencies, nongovernmental conservation organizations, joint ventures, and other conservation partners in implementing Farm Bill conservation programs. It is primarily designed [...]

AMJV 2014 Year in Review

April 8th, 2015|Collaboration|

2014 was another successful year for the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV). This partnership of agencies and organizations that focuses on conserving and restoring habitats for priority bird species in the Appalachians continues to evolve and strengthen. The accomplishments and success in 2014 reflect the continued commitment to bird conservation in the region. View the 2014 Year in Review. Some [...]

Keeping It Together: Large Landscape Conservation in the Upper Green River

February 20th, 2015|Collaboration, Habitat Conservation, News|

From a hilltop vantage, members of the IWJV’s Management Board and State Conservation Partnership looked across the North Cottonwood Ranch near Daniel, Wyoming. For nearly as far as the eye can see, the group was witnessing over 15,000 acres of vital wetlands and uplands protected in perpetuity. The North Cottonwood Ranch conservation easement is one [...]

AMJV Partnership Receives $8 Million RCPP Award to Enhance Cerulean Habitat

January 27th, 2015|News, Planning|

A project proposal from the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV) Partnership was one of 115 high-impact projects to receive in total more than $370 million as part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today. “Partners are seeing the value of conservation and investing in their future,” Vilsack said. “These partnerships [...]

Collaborating to restore fire-mediated glades, barrens, and open-woodlands in the Central Hardwoods Joint Venture

December 2nd, 2014|Collaboration, News|

Over 20 partner organizations within the Central Hardwoods Joint Venture (CHJV) that are conducting fire-mediated habitat management work met at Bowling Green, Kentucky in August 2014 to explore how this community could better coordinate on activities for restoring communities of glades, barrens, and open-woodlands to enhance conservation for birds and other wildlife. The meeting consisted [...]

AMJV Partnership Successes for Song Birds and Game Species

December 1st, 2014|Bird Conservation, News|

The benefits from managing habitat for game species and managing habitat for songbirds are not mutually exclusive. Creating and enhancing a variety of habitats supports a diversity of wildlife and activities, from birdwatching to hunting. This is because habitats used by migratory songbirds are also home to turkey, quail, deer and other wildlife. An example [...]

New State Assessments will Assist Decision Making for Bird Habitat Conservation

December 1st, 2014|Research|

The Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes JV, in conjunction with partners, recently completed a series of "State by Bird Conservation Region (BCR)" assessments that provide updated and refined information to assist partners in decision making for bird habitat conservation. The assessments step down Joint Venture Implementation Plan habitat objectives by each state, using recent [...]