Recharging a New Mexico Community Through Playa Restoration

September 7th, 2017|Collaboration|

A diverse group of organizations and individuals are collaborating to conserve and restore playas in Curry County, New Mexico, with the goal of supporting the City of Clovis’ municipal water supply and providing needed habitat for migratory birds. The partnership includes city and county government agencies and organizations, soil and water conservation districts, local landowners, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Increased Coordination with the Black Duck Joint Venture and Chesapeake Bay Program

May 20th, 2016|Collaboration|

For several years Kirsten Luke and Tim Jones have used the research efforts by the Black Duck Joint Venture (BDJV), Ducks Unlimited (DU), state agencies, and academic partners to understand the habitat use, energy budget, and energetic carrying capacity for American Black Ducks wintering in the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture. Now ACJV staff and partners [...]