A Shared Future for Wildlife and People

The mission of Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) is to conserve the playas, prairies and landscapes of the western Great Plains — including portions of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas — through partnerships for the benefit of birds, other wildlife, and people. The partnership works to restore playas to support the sustainability of the Ogallala Aquifer and the communities, agricultural producers and wildlife that depend on its water; restore wetland and grassland habitat to increase waterfowl and game bird populations that support hunting, birding and other recreational activities; and make our wildlife goals consistent with societal goals of clean and abundant water. We are deeply invested in helping to make sure producers and local communities remain on the landscape, along with birds and other wildlife. Read More >>

PLJV Releases 2015 Annual Report

2015 PLJV Annual Report

In January, PLJV released its 2015 Annual Report, which features highlights from the past year and touches on the future direction of the Joint Venture. The report demonstrates how PLJV and its partners are responding to economic and social challenges by expanding monitoring throughout the western Great Plains, producing landscape design models that target habitat strategically, building capacity for habitat conservation through its grant program, restoring playas in New Mexico and the Texas panhandle for the benefit of wildlife and landowners alike, and gathering scientists to review how to communicate about playas role in groundwater recharge.

Tools to Prioritize Playas

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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 >>

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