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Atlantic Coast Joint Venture Fall News 2011

Partners working together for the conservation of native bird species in the Atlantic Flyway region of the United States.

Moving Toward a Common Avicentric Habitat Classification System for the Atlantic Flyway

In July, The Nature Conservancy finished a habitat mapping project based on NatureServe's Ecological Classification System for the Northeast, producing a map of upland and wetland wildlife habitats/ecological systems for the Northeast, including all 13 states from Maine to Virginia, west to New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The ecological systems represented in this land cover map are mosaics of plant community types that tend to co-occur within landscapes with similar ecological processes, substrates, and/or environmental gradients, in a pattern that repeats itself across landscapes. More...


Shorebird Conservation Strategy Includes Winter Piping Plover Census in the Bahamas

In late January 2011, USFWS Region 5 Division of Migratory Bird (DMB) partnered with state and federal agencies, NGOs, and non-profit groups from the Bahamas, Canada, and the United States to conduct the most thorough wintering Piping Plover census ever for the Bahamas. Preliminary census results indicate that the Bahamas host 10 - 25% of the world's Piping Plovers, the second highest known winter population in the world. More...


Marine Bird Projects Underway

Two projects are underway to expand our knowledge and understanding of Atlantic seabirds and their vulnerability to a number of ongoing and emerging threats in their primary offshore habitats. Data on their pelagic distribution and abundance are critical for marine spatial planning (e.g., siting offshore wind facilities), monitoring population trends, understanding their basic ecology and role in marine ecosystems, assessing actual or potential impacts from oil spills, fisheries by-catch, and offshore development (shipping, wind generation, gas and mineral exploration), identifying critical marine habitats, and educating the public about marine conservation issues. More...

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Secretary Salazar Names University of Massachusetts to Host Regional Climate Science Center

Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar announced the Northeast Climate Science Center will be hosted by the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, with the College of Menominee Nation, Columbia University, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri-Columbia, and University of Wisconsin-Madison serving as consortium partners. More...

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Grants and Deadlines

North American Wetlands Conservation Act
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North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants
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Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act
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National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Deadlines Vary
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Upcoming Meetings

ACJV Technical Committees
Winter Meeting
February 26-March 1, 2011
Sturbridge, Massachusetts

ACJV Management Board
Winter Meeting




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