Katie O’Brien, our fearless Northern Forest Birds Network leader of over a decade, is moving onto a new opportunity within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which has left us with very heavy hearts and big shoes to fill. We will miss Katie dearly!
Please help us congratulate our Upper Mississippi / Great Lakes Joint Venture Science staff, Mohammed Al-Saffar and Greg Soulliere! Greg and Mohammed recently co-authored a chapter in a book, Wildlife management and landscapes: principles and applications
Grant Opportunity: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – Joint Venture Habitat Restoration and Protection – Apply by June 15th
The Notice of Funding Opportunity is now available for the Joint Venture portion of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). This competitive funding process will fund proposals that focus on habitat protection, restoration, or enhancement, for the conservation of native Great Lakes fish and wildlife populations, particularly of migratory birds.
Grants Available: JV Flex Fund and Migratory Bird Conservation in the Midwest – Apply by May 10th, 2021
We are pleased to announce the availability of funds for two programs. First, is the Joint Ventures – Improving the Science Foundation for Bird Conservation, and the Migratory Bird Conservation in the Midwest grant opportunity.
This position will coordinate and implement grassland conservation initiatives in southwest Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, a region that is crucial within the Upper Midwest for the conservation of prairie, oak savanna, idle grass, pasture, trout streams, and associated plant and animal species, including grassland birds, monarchs, and pollinators.
The Upper Mississippi / Great Lakes Joint Venture Management Board held the biannual business meeting on September 30. A highlight of the meeting was the vote to accept two new organizations to the management Board: Nestle Purina, represented by Jack Scott, and Ruffed Grouse Society, represented by Brent Rudolph.
The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is now available for the Joint Venture portion of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).
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.
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.
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!