The Joint Venture Network
Bird Habitat Joint Ventures are self-directed regional partnerships, so no two are alike. What they have in common is the goal to conserve birds and their habitats. Since 1987, joint venture partnerships have helped conserve 24 million acres of critical habitat, thanks to local people working together towards common conservation outcomes.
Since their inception, Joint Ventures have expanded to support not only waterfowl, but waterbirds, seabirds and landbirds. There are currently 22 Bird Habitat Joint Ventures across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In addition, three species-based Joint Ventures work to further the scientific understanding needed to effectively manage populations of specific bird species.
While Joint Venture projects are focused on birds, they also benefit many other fish and wildlife species–and provide recreational opportunities for people.
Bird Habitat Joint Ventures
Joint Ventures are closely aligned with the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI), an umbrella initiative that works for birds across North America. At different scales, both NABCI and Joint Ventures work to implement the goals of international, national and regional bird conservation plans. See NABCI's 2018 highlights and 2017-2021 goals.
The Joint Venture Network in Action: Collaboration Works
For more than thirty years, Joint Ventures have modeled successful collaborative conservation. Regional Joint Venture networks -
Engage strongly with communities, federal and state agencies, businesses, industry and other stakeholders to manage wildlife species and minimize endangered species listings.
Build partnerships with private landowners to conserve wildlife populations while also sustaining and enhancing livelihoods.
Cooperate with industry to promote conservation in decision making that supports healthy ecosystems and still contributes to local and national economies.
Contribute to our national economies, by promoting wildlife watching, tourism, hunting and fishing and other outdoor recreation.
Help sustain clean water and air and prevent pollution.
Contribute to clean water, pollution control, aquifer recharge, flood control, wildfire management, and storm surge protection.
“Bird Habitat Joint Ventures – Keeping Common Species Common”
National Joint Ventures Factsheet
National Joint Venture Communications, Education, and Outreach Team
Pacific Birds Factsheet
Working Together for Birds and their Habitats