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 [...]
From a hilltop vantage, members of the IWJV’s Management Board and State Conservation Partnership looked across the North Cottonwood Ranch near Daniel, Wyoming. For nearly as far as the eye can see, the group was witnessing over 15,000 acres of vital wetlands and uplands protected in perpetuity. The North Cottonwood Ranch conservation easement is one [...]
A project proposal from the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV) Partnership was one of 115 high-impact projects to receive in total more than $370 million as part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today. “Partners are seeing the value of conservation and investing in their future,” Vilsack said. “These partnerships [...]