Cover of Black Rail Conservation Plan, featuring photo by Bob Gress. If you haven't already heard, the Black Rail Conservation Plan is now out. The South Atlantic has lots of important black rail habitat. We're also looking at using data from the effort to improve our marsh indicators. The newly released conservation plan [...]
“Conserving coastal marshes through flagship species” with Aimee Weldon, Atlantic Coast Joint Venture Come learn about the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture's efforts to advance coastal marsh conservation through the use of a flagship species approach. The ACJV recently adopted this narrow strategic focus to help better coordinate conservation action across states and partners in this [...]
The Joint Venture model for collaborative, on-the-ground habitat conservation was established 30 years ago and has been enormously successful in conserving crucial habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife species. See an Atlantic Coast Joint Venture project along with all the Joint Ventures in the new story map.
I am happy to announce that partners in the South Atlantic Migratory Bird Initiative (SAMBI) Region had another great year securing funds and conserving bird habitat through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act and the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants Program. Approximately $15 million in grant funds were awarded to protect, restore, or enhance 61,000 acres. Seventy partners [...]