On the 25th anniversary of ConocoPhillips’ partnership with Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV), we are pleased, once again, to announce the availability of funding for projects that address the PLJV mission within the Joint Venture’s boundaries. PLJV supports habitat conservation for wintering, migrating and breeding birds in portions of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. There are three categories — habitat conservation, research, and outreach — with the majority of funding dedicated to habitat conservation projects. Grants are limited to no more than $25,000 per project. Applications are due by 5pm MST on November 20, 2015. Download grant RFP and instructions >>
Now, with every Amazon purchase, you can help support bird habitat conservation in the western Great Plains. Go to smile.amazon.com and choose Playa Lakes Joint Venture. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to PLJV — with no extra cost to you. That may seem like a small amount, but when added together those donations can help fund habitat restoration projects via PLJV grants. At AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to PLJV. Bookmark smile.amazon.com and start shopping today!
Looking for information about playas and aquifer recharge? The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with PLJV, conducted a review and synthesis of more than 175 publications about recharge rates and chemistry beneath playas and interplaya settings. Download the Recharge Rates and Chemistry Beneath Playas executive summary of key findings or PLJV’s Playas and Aquifer Recharge fact sheet, a more reader-friendly explanation of how playas recharge the Ogallala Aquifer.
PLJV has developed a Playa Decision Support System (DSS), with tools for Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. These tools provide information to help conservation partners make decisions about where to focus their playa restoration efforts and guidance to developers on which are the most important playas to avoid when siting wind farms and other development. Users can download spatially explicit data, maps, and written guidance. Read More >>