News & Events

AMJV Partner Spotlight: Tennessee River Gorge Trust (TRGT)

Have we mentioned recently that our AMJV partners are AMAZING?! Today, we want to shine a spotlight (or two!) on the Tennessee River Gorge Trust (TRGT) and the awesome work that they are doing! When you hear the name Tennessee River Gorge Trust, you might think, “Oh, they protect land around the Tennessee River Gorge.” You’d be correct – to date, the Trust has protected over 6,000 acres since it was founded in 1981 and has 17,000 acres in their purview through partnerships with other organizations. They don’t just keep those acres to themselves, though – they encourage the public
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Successful 1st Eastern Partners in Flight Meeting

The Eastern Working Group of Partners in Flight held a scoping meeting at the Nashville Zoo 24-25 April 2019. Thirty people from 25 different bird conservation organizations, partnerships, and working groups attended to explore the formation of an Eastern Working Group and to identify a small number of initial priorities the group could focus on. The meeting began with a series of short presentations that provided information on the current priorities, unaddressed needs, and challenges to implementation for bird conservation in Eastern Canada and the United States. One goal of the Eastern Working Group is to take advantage of working
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WV Focal Landscape Example

Focus on Focal Landscapes

Challenges to Conservation in the Appalachian Region Most forests in the Appalachian Mountain Region have historically been or are currently impacted by many pressures, including mass deforestation, poor forest management, an influx of invasive plants and insects, and suppression of natural disturbances, like fire. These pressures reduce the health, resiliency, and ability of our forests to provide quality habitat for a diversity of plants, birds, and other wildlife. Since our formation in 2008, the AMJV has worked to build partnerships to conserve, manage, and restore the health of forest habitat across our 103 million-acre geography. However, it requires tremendous capacity
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AMJV Technical Committee Meets in Western Maryland

On August 6th and 7th, at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Appalachian Lab in Frostburg, MD, 39 environmental professionals representing 23 organizations – including state and federal agencies, universities, and non-profits – attended the AMJV Technical Committee meeting to learn and share about bird conservation in the Appalachian Region. The meeting began with updates from recent bird conservation meetings, including newly released species population estimates and ACAD assessment scores. AMJV staff also led discussions on the importance of landscape-level and multiple-species management, partner roles in the AMJV’s strategic plan, and the AMJV’s Focal Landscape Initiative. On
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2018 AMJV Year in Review

The 2018 AMJV Year in Review, including updates from AMJV partners and a special tribute to David Pashley, has arrived! Click here to download the 2018 AMJV Year in Review

NABCI Committee Releases National Bird Conservation Priorities

NABCI helps the bird conservation community speak with a unified voice about top priorities that our federal, state, and NGO partners agree on, and we facilitate coordinated communication with government leadership about highest priority bird conservation needs. To help our partners communicate about priorities that most urgently need to happen and for which it will be possible to make progress over the next 3-5 years, NABCI developed a short list of National Bird Conservation Priorities.  This list compiles priority themes, strategies, and actions from across other national and international reports (such as the State of the Birds reports and the Partners
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