UMGL JV Boundary Map

where we work

The mission of the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture (UMGL JV) is to deliver the full spectrum of bird conservation through regionally based, biologically driven, landscape-oriented partnerships. The geographic boundary of the UMGL JV includes all of Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, plus portions of Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio.


news & events

News From the Northern Forest

Issue 1 - Newsletter of the Northern Forest Birds Network-------Hello partners of the Northern Forest Birds Network, It’s been awhile since you have heard from us, but rest assured it’s not for lack of activity...

Completion of the Wisconsin Waterfowl Habitat Conservation Strategy

The recently completed Wisconsin Waterfowl Habitat Conservation Strategy is now available. This tool was developed collaboratively by numerous Wisconsin partners with support from our JV Science Staff to guide and inform decisions for waterfowl habitat conservation.


news & events

conservation tools


Monitoring and research objectives were established and prioritized in each of the JV bird-group strategies, and are periodically reviewed and updated by the JV Science Team.


Learn more about funding opportunities available for on the ground projects across the Joint Venture.