Atlantic Coast Joint Venture  

Atlantic Coast Joint Venture Summer News 2011

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

Six North American Wetland Conservation Act Grants Recommended in ACJV

The North American Wetlands Conservation Council on July 6, 2011 approved the first round of Fiscal Year 2012 standard grants for projects in Canada and the United States including six projects in the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture. If approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission in September, projects in Maine, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia will receive almost $5.7 million in grant funds to be matched by over $21 million from partners. More than 16,300 acres of important habitat for migratory birds will be protected or restored. View the grants.


Audubon's Atlantic Flyway Initiative

The Atlantic Flyway has some of the most diverse birdlife and productive ecosystems on the continent despite substantial human impacts from farming, forest management, fisheries, urban development, and recreation. Strategic conservation efforts are imperative given that continued human impacts are, at best, projected to continue at the same rate while conservation dollars are dwindling. To address this issue, National Audubon launched its Atlantic Flyway initiative to identify and prioritize large forest blocks and coastal wetlands for targeted conservation efforts, including nominating additional IBAs, promoting landowner habitat stewardship, facilitating acquisition and partner facilitated conservation easements when possible, identifying policy initiatives and advocacy opportunities. More...

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North Carolina Coastal Federation, the ACJV and the Onslow Bight: it's for the Birds (and the alligators, bears, fish, hunters, kayakers and fishermen)!

The North Carolina Coastal Federation, the ACJV and the many members of the Onslow Bight Conservation Forum have worked together since 2001 to coordinate landscape-scale conservation efforts in the nine-county Onslow Bight area. The unique group consists of representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Marine Corps Camp Lejeune, U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Natural Heritage Program, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Natural Resources Conservation Service, NCCF and other conservation groups such as the NC Coastal Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy. More...


ACJV Partner Receives National Wetland Award

Todd Miller, executive director and founder of the N.C. Coastal Federation (NCCF), has won the 2011 National Wetlands Award in the Wetland Community Leader category from the Environmental Law Institute. The National Wetlands Awards are presented annually to individuals who have excelled in wetlands protection, restoration and education. More...

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Bird Habitat Joint Ventures and
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
Distinct and Complementary Programs Playing a Critical Role in Conservation

When the concept of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) was first announced, Atlantic Coast Joint Venture (ACJV) staff and partners wondered what it would mean to our partnership. Would "the way we do business" be affected? We were asked how LCCs are different than bird habitat Joint Ventures (JVs). We wondered, would partners be engaged with our JV and an LCC? How might JV funding be affected? We hope to help answer these questions below, to clarify how JVs and LCCs are distinct from--and complementary to--each other. The following is an excerpt from a recent fact sheet that answers these questions. More...

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Marine Bird Group Holds Science and Wind Workshop

A workshop organized by the Northwestern Atlantic Birds at Sea Conservation Cooperative to assess the state of knowledge about marine birds and how to use information to help determine where to place offshore wind facilities was held in Herndon Virginia in June 2011. The objectives of the workshop were to take stock of the current state of research, determine additional data needs for making decisions about offshore wind projects, and to prioritize science needs. More...


The Gulf of Maine Coastal Program Office Receives 2011 John S. Gottschalk Partnership Award

The Gulf of Maine Coastal Program Office (GOMCP) has been awarded the 2011 John S. Gottschalk Partnership Award. The Gottschalk award is presented annually by the Northeast Region of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, to recognize an employee or unit for creating and maintaining partnerships, a major tool the Service uses to fulfill its mission. John S. Gottschalk, former Northeast Regional Director who served as Director of the USFWS in the mid-1960s, was a champion of community involvement and partnerships. More...


ACJV Management Board Transitions

Ray Whittemore of Ducks Unlimited (DU), Director of Conservation Programs for the North and Mid-Atlantic and ACJV Management Board member, is retiring on June 30, 2012. For more than 30 years, Ray has been a leader in waterfowl habitat conservation and management. More...


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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