Revised map for the 2012 NAWMP
Revised map for the 2012 NAWMP, depicting general areas of high continental significance to North American ducks, geese, and swans. Shaded regions have highest relative importance to individual species or total continental waterfowl populations during the breeding, migration, and or winter periods (NAWMP 2012a). The JV region was recognized for its importance to waterfowl in the 2012 NAWMP, particularly for migration habitat provided to ducks, geese, and swans (Soulliere et al. 2012). Consistently important waterfowl stop-over areas include the lower Great Lakes and connecting waters (Saginaw Bay, Lake St. Clair, and western Lake Erie) and the floodplains of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers.