All DocumentsAMJV 2016 Year in Review
Our partnership’s bird conservation work in 2016 expanded our on-the-ground efforts throughout the Appalachians. Some major highlights from this past year included:
- The first full year of implementation of our Cerulean Warbler Appalachian Forestland Enhancement Project, with 47 landowner contracts enrolling 1,900 acres and obligating almost $1.1 million towards Cerulean Warbler conservation.
- Partners working with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to revise and enhance Golden-winged Warbler conservation efforts through Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW). AMJV staff and partners also worked with Partners for Conservation and NRCS to host a regional landowner forum to develop a 5-year shared vision for future WLFW efforts in the Appalachians.
- Establishment of a Northeast Region AMJV Working Group to better coordinate and promote our bird conservation efforts in this area of the Joint Venture.
- And the continued efforts of all our partners in protecting and enhancing habitat for AMJV priority bird species, many of those highlighted in this Year in Review.
The Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV) is a self-directed partnership focused on conserving native birds in the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States. This brochure provides a summary of how we are achieving our goals, protecting priority species, and delivering science and conservation with partners.
3 Year Operational Plan
This document outlines the major topics that are priorities to the AMJV and how the Joint Venture and partners will identify and deliver specific contributions to accomplish collective conservation objectives. The Operational Plan includes a brief outline on biological planning and conservation design for several species and habitats, landscape assessments, coordinated monitoring networks, communication and education activities, and more.
The Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV) is a partnership that was founded to coordinate and implement all-bird conservation in the Appalachian Mountains Bird Conservation Region. This plan provides an overview of the purpose of the AMJV, organizational structure, and landscape-level conservation approach.
Golden-winged Warbler Best Management Practices for Forestlands
Focusing on Maryland and Pennsylvania, the best management practice guide discusses conservation concerns regarding Golden-winged Warbler and goes into detail about where to focus efforts, habitat needs, and habitat management.
Cerulean Warbler Management Guidelines for Appalachian Hardwood Forests
These are forest management guidelines for enhancing Cerulean Warbler breeding habitat in Appalachian hardwood forests. This document provides land managers in the Appalachian Region with guidelines for retaining and enhancing habitat for Cerulean Warblers and a diverse bird community based on the current available science. The guidelines apply primarily to upland oak-dominated habitats where the majority of the research reported was completed.