CONSERVATION
THROUGH
PARTNERSHIPS

Partnerships are the key to our success. We facilitate cooperation among a broad coalition of partners — on the national, regional, state and local levels — to fund and implement on-the-ground habitat
conservation projects.

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CONSERVATION
THROUGH DESIGN

Effective conservation — from planning to implementation to monitoring — relies on having accurate, informative maps and spatial data. We create geospatial tools and data products, including interactive maps, source code for geospatial models, and downloadable data, to help guide conservation efforts within our region.

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CONSERVATION ON
WORKING LANDS

In our region, agricultural producers have the ability to effect the biggest change on the landscape and, therefore, provide the greatest benefit to birds and bird habitat through their conservation efforts. We are deeply invested in helping to make sure producers stay on the landscape so this stewardship may continue.

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CONSERVATION ON
PUBLIC LANDS

While public lands, managed for the public good, are used differently than working lands, managers often need the same conservation tools developed for private landowners. We work with public land managers to maximize benefit on lands that often act as anchors for large bocks of habitat that is important for many species.

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CONSERVATION FOR
ENERGY
DEVELOPMENT

Many of the same tools we use for biological planning can be adapted to help energy developers site new projects to minimize impacts to birds and their habitats. We believe a proactive and collaborative approach is the best way to share knowledge and guide energy development for long-term wildlife conservation.

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Habitat Conservation that Benefits People



Why Playas Are Important

Learn why agricultural producers and rural communities are restoring and preserving their playas. These videos feature farmers, ranchers, and community members talking about the benefits they receive by enrolling their playas in conservation programs — from financial returns, hunting habitat, and groundwater recharge to preserving history and leaving a legacy for future generations.


Bird Conservation Benefits Everybody
Bird Conservation Benefits Everybody

As a Migratory Bird Joint Venture, our goal is to conserve habitat to benefit birds, other wildlife, and people. That message – bird conservation benefits wildlife, people, and entire ecosystems – is the focus of the 2022 U.S. State of the Birds Report. The report shows birds in the United States are declining overall in every habitat except wetlands, with grassland birds experiencing the fastest decline with 34% loss since 1970. However, the report demonstrates there are many opportunities to not only conserve birds and their habitats but also benefit people and strengthen economies.

Grassland Conservation Marketing Manager Joins PLJV
Grassland Conservation Marketing Manager Joins PLJV

PLJV welcomes Lindsay Shorter, the new Grassland Conservation Marketing Manager, to our team. Lindsay has a unique understanding of the needs and experiences of farmers and ranchers in the PLJV region — in part because she is one. As one of her main priorities, Lindsay will work alongside PLJV social scientists as part of an NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant project to develop an effective outreach model by integrating social science insights into targeted strategic communications that increase brush management and prescribed fire on rangelands in six conservation districts in Oklahoma and Kansas.

2022 Capacity Grantee to Expand Grassland Conservation in Eastern Colorado
2022 Capacity Grantee to Expand Grassland Conservation in Eastern Colorado

As the 2022 PLJV ConocoPhillips Capacity Grant recipient, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) will use the multi-year funding to expand their conservation and stewardship efforts in Colorado’s eastern plains and advance their additive conservation program, which is designed to achieve additional conservation outcomes on conserved lands, and increase the resiliency and integrity of interconnected conserved landscapes.