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.

recent

news & events

New Joint Venture Coordinator Announced!

We are excited to officially announce the selection of Doug Gorby as the new Coordinator for the Upper Mississippi / Great Lakes Joint Venture! His official start date will be Tuesday, May 28th, and his office will be located at the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s East Lansing Field Office.

JV Flex Fund Grant – Apply by April 30, 2019

We are pleased to announce the availability of funds for the Joint Ventures – Improving the Science Foundation for Bird Conservation program, also known as the JV Flex Fund grant. The goal of this grant program is to assist partners in implementing effective science-based bird conservation projects in the Upper Mississippi / Great Lakes Joint Venture (UMGL JV) region.

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conservation tools

research
priorities

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.

funding
opportunities

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