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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Playas are a major source of recharge to the Ogallala Aquifer, contributing up to 95 percent of inflow of water to the aquifer and improving the quality of that water. For those who may have doubts, it was confirmed by 14 playa experts who participated in Playa Lakes Joint Venture’s Playa Recharge Summit last November. [...]
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 [...]
On October 25, 2015, after 10 years of planning and $18 million dollars raised, partners breached a levee along the north edge of San Francisco Bay at Sears Point Ranch, allowing salt water to fill a recently constructed 1,000-acre tidal marsh basin for the first time in over a century.
The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture continues to make steady progress in improving wetland habitat in south-central Nebraska, thanks in part to four grants from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, which total over a half million dollars for 2015.
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 [...]