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.

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news & events

Celebrating the recovery of the Kirtland’s Warbler

The dedicated work of many conservation partners from the UMGL Joint Venture region has paid off. It is time to celebrate the recovery of the Kirtland’s warbler, a Joint Venture Focal Species, which has been recently “delisted” and no longer needs protection from the Endangered Species Act.

NAWCA Funding Announced

We would like to give recognition to Ducks Unlimited, a substantial Upper Mississippi / Great Lakes Joint Venture partner, for successfully securing North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) funding for two proposals within our JV!

2019 Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Symposium

The Upper Mississippi / Great Lakes Joint Venture is proud to help underwrite the 2019 Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Symposium, which will be held at Maumee Bay in Oregon, Ohio, September 19-20.

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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.