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.
A new study evaluates how the impacts of conifer removal on sage grouse in the Warner Mountains of southern Oregon may benefit sagebrush-dependent songbirds.
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 [...]
Trumpeter Swans in the Prairie Pothole Region of Iowa are making a remarkable comeback. By the late 1800s habitat conversion had extirpated the species from the region. Thanks to partnerships for habitat restoration, today there is a healthy population.
The Appalachian Region is known for its extensive tracts of mature hardwood forest and high biodiversity, including that of songbirds. The region is a stronghold for the cerulean warbler, containing about 75 percent of the population. But the bird is a species of high conservation concern due in part to an estimated 70 percent population [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
2014 was another successful year for the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV). This partnership of agencies and organizations that focuses on conserving and restoring habitats for priority bird species in the Appalachians continues to evolve and strengthen. The accomplishments and success in 2014 reflect the continued commitment to bird conservation in the region. View the 2014 Year in Review. Some [...]