ConocoPhillips has been a champion of migratory bird conservation through its involvement with Joint Ventures by donating critical non-federal funding, serving on Management Boards, and setting an exemplary standard to the rest of corporate America. In all of these pursuits it hase been committed, long-term partners.

ConocoPhillips has been involved with Playa Lakes Joint Venture for most of the JV’s existence. Over the past 20 years, it has donated over $2 million to the PLJV’s ConocoPhillips granting program. That funding has been leveraged more than three-fold by PLJV partners, providing a significant boost to local conservation efforts—resulting in over 20,000 acres being restored, enhanced or protected—as well as being an important partner in innovative education and research projects.

In the Intermountain West Joint Venture, ConocoPhillips has served on the Management Board for many years, contributing both annual funding support and expertise in working with corporate partners on bird habitat conservation. ConocoPhillips plays a key role in IWJV bird habitat conservation by supporting the IWJV Capacity Grants Program and its work in the communication arena. Past ConocoPhillips donations have provided the IWJV with critical non-federal spending flexibility that helped establish and maintain the diverse partnership that is the hallmark of this Joint Venture.

As the larger Joint Venture program grows, ConocoPhillips has remained an engaged and effective partner. For example, representatives sit on the Management Board of one of the newest JVs, the Northern Great Plains.

While other corporations have engaged in JV Management Boards across North America, ConocoPhillips stands out among its peers through their tangible and meaningful contributions of resources to JV partnerships. For this and their steadfast support over the many years, we are honored to present the North American Migratory Bird Joint Venture Conservation Champion Award for a Corporation to ConocoPhillips.