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 [...]

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 [...]

Joint Ventures Embrace Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial

September 12th, 2016|Bird Conservation, Collaboration, Education and Outreach, Habitat Conservation, News|

It’s a big year for birds! 2016 marks the Centennial anniversary of the signing of the Convention for the Protection of Migratory Birds between the United States and Great Britain (on behalf of Canada). Known in the U.S. as the Migratory Bird Treaty, this landmark agreement laid the foundation for a century of cooperative and [...]

Region-wide Monitoring Program Informs Habitat Conservation

May 23rd, 2016|Bird Conservation, Collaboration, Habitat Conservation, News|

This year, Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) joined a region-wide bird monitoring effort. The program, called Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR), is a large partnership-driven program that uses state-of-the-art approaches for the entire process, from the sampling design to how it reports results. The implementation of this program within the Joint Venture region [...]

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 [...]

IWJV Leader receives National Conservation Award

July 21st, 2015|Bird Conservation, Human Dimensions|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Restoring Coal-mined Lands to Create Habitat for Imperiled Birds

March 4th, 2014|Bird Conservation, Habitat Conservation|

Appalachian Mountain Joint Venture (AMJV) and the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative are partnering to re-establish habitat on previously mined land to improve breeding habitat for declining bird species in the Appalachian Region. This collaboration is replanting trees on disturbed sites in heavily populated bird areas to restore habitats after mining activity. These restoration efforts will benefit [...]