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.

By |2021-04-14T11:16:27-05:00April 14th, 2021|News|

Open Position: Southern Driftless Grasslands Project Manager (Apply by Jan. 29)

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.

By |2021-01-21T09:32:59-06:00January 21st, 2021|News|

Just completed! – JV Landbird Habitat Conservation Strategy-2020 Revision

A committee of the Joint Venture Science Team recently completed a 2-year effort revising the JV Landbird Habitat Conservation Strategy. This Strategy establishes regional objectives for landbird population and habitat conservation while using current data and new tools for integrating social considerations into bird habitat decisions.  

By |2021-01-06T16:15:36-06:00January 6th, 2021|News|

Two New Partners Added to JV Management Board

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.

By |2020-10-08T09:04:38-05:00October 8th, 2020|News|

Celebrating 30 years of NAWCA!

December 2019 kicks off the 30th anniversary of NAWCA! This video on Pickerel Creek in Ohio highlights an early project done with NAWCA and was among the first of many great NAWCA projects to occur in the Upper Mississippi / Great Lakes Joint Venture.

By |2019-11-26T08:51:09-06:00November 26th, 2019|News, Projects|

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.

By |2019-10-16T13:26:35-05:00October 16th, 2019|News|
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