where we work
The mission of the Upper Mississippi / Great Lakes 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.
conservation in action
news & events
Northern Forest Conservation Delivery Network welcomes Jayme Strange as new coordinator
The Midwest Region is pleased to welcome Jayme Strange to our Upper Mississippi/Great Lakes Joint Ventures staff where she will work in a leadership role on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partner forest habitat issues in our region.
Migratory Bird Conservation in the Midwest – 2023 Request for Proposals
The Midwest Migratory Bird Program is pleased to announce the Notice of Funding Opportunity to support priority bird species monitoring, research, and conservation.
Job opportunities with the American Bird Conservancy and Forest Stewards Guild
American Bird Conservancy and the Forest Stewards Guild are pleased to announce two position openings, both working to coordinate northern forest bird habitat conservation.
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.
Ryan Brady is a Conservation Biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation. He coordinates citizen-based monitoring programs for owls, nightjars, and secretive marsh birds; serves as Science Coordinator for Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II; and conducts a variety of communication and outreach activities related to birding and bird conservation.
across the joint venture
Since 2007, JV partners have restored or enhanced 1,378,500 acres across the region. Also during this time, 167,800 acres of bird habitat were protected.
Learn more about the partnerships across the joint venture that work collectively to achieve habitat protection, restoration, and enhancement.