State by BCRs

This page includes bird habitat assessments completed in 2014 for primary State x Bird Conservation Regions in the JV region. These State x BCR Assessments, and accompanying Summaries, were developed to serve as a “stepped-down” version of the 2007 Joint Venture (JV) Implementation Plan, with additional detail for each of the smaller-scale land units within the JV region. They include lists of JV “focal species” used for planning that represent land covers, or bird habitat associations, important to suites of birds occurring in the JV Region. Bird habitat (cover type) conservation objectives at the State x BCR scale are included in assessments as well as the amount and location of land currently under protection. Also included are primary modes of land cover conversion and general bird management implications based on how existing land cover relates to JV-established bird habitat objectives. Note: Assessments were developed using 2001 and 2006 National Land Cover Data (NLCD). These NLCD data have been updated since 2006, thus estimates of land-cover conversion may be outdated in some assessments.