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 >>

Give a Holiday Gift to the Birds!


Now, with every Amazon purchase, you can help support bird habitat conservation in the western Great Plains. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Go to smile.amazon.com.
2. Select Playa Lakes Joint Venture as the organization you’d like to support.
3. Start your holiday shopping.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to PLJV — with no extra cost to you. Bookmark smile.amazon.com and start shopping today!

Tools to Prioritize Playas


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 >>

Management Board Partners

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