Playa DSS Working Groups

The Playa Decision Support System (DSS) is being developed in cooperation with state-based working groups comprised of representatives from the energy industry, water resources management groups, and the agricultural and conservation communities whose common purpose is to constructively and proactively address conservation concerns related to playas. The objective of the working groups is to collaboratively design a science-based approach to prioritizing playas with regards to various land-use activities that may impact playas, positively or negatively.

The integrity and usefulness of the Playa DSS is greatly strengthened by the wide-ranging knowledge and perspectives provided by the working groups. Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) would like to recognize all the agencies and organizations that contributed to this process. Please note, groups and participants will be added as products are completed.

Colorado

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • ERO Resources
  • Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
  • US Geological Survey
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Kansas

  • Clean Line Energy
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • EDP Renewables (Horizon Wind Energy)
  • Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Conservation
  • Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
  • Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas, Kansas Applied Remote Sensing Program
  • Kansas State University Extension
  • Kansas Water Office
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • USDA Farm Service Agency
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Nebraska

  • Audubon
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Nebraska Cattlemen
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau
  • Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  • Nebraska Natural Resource Districts
  • Pheasants Forever
  • Rainwater Basin Joint Venture
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • USDA Farm Service Agency
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

New Mexico

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
  • New Mexico Environment Department
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • US Geological Survey
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Oklahoma

  • ITC Great Plains
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • NextEra Energy Resources
  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service

Texas

  • Ogallala Commons
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Texas Tech University
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • US Geological Survey
  • USDA Farm Service Agency
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service