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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Crowdsourcing Approach To Aerial Photo Survey Analysis Of North America’s Waterbirds

July 25th, 2016|Education and Outreach, Research|

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (FWS) Migratory Bird Program is currently developing ProjectFlockTogether: an online crowdsourcing platform that will invite bird enthusiasts and citizen scientists to participate in important, cutting-edge conservation research. Each year, the FWS conducts aerial visual surveys by flying small planes over North America’s wetlands and coasts, in order to monitor [...]

Video Series Documents Benefits to Bird Community Following Management Activities

April 25th, 2016|Collaboration, Education and Outreach|

The Ohio Division of Natural Resources has partnered with the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative (OBCI) and the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture in developing a video series focused on private landowners who have managed their forests to improve avian habitat. The goal is to document the positive changes to bird communities following management activities. Production of the [...]