Focusing on Working Lands and Private Landowner Resources

The AMJV partnership is working to provide technical and financial opportunities for private landowners to improve habitat on their property that benefit birds and other wildlife. A new area on our site is dedicated to providing resources to private landowners interested in a variety of conservation projects, partnerships, and programs, including:

Cerulean Warbler Appalachian Forestland Enhancement Project – This project, part of the NRCS Regional Conservation Partners Program (RCPP), is allowing partners to work with private landowners to enhance forest habitat using sustainable forest management practices on private lands for Cerulean Warblers and other wildlife. Another component will work with private landowners to reforest legacy surface mine land, including planting blight resistant American Chestnut trees.

Farm Bill Field Guide – This guide provides on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners a tool to better understand the Farm Bill and how its programs can help landowners conserve fish and wildlife habitat.

Working Lands for Wildlife – This partnership is restoring habitat for a variety of species on privately owned lands. Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) uses a voluntary, innovative approach to benefit high-priority habitat for seven species – including the Golden-winged Warbler – that are either declining, candidates for listing, or listed under the Endangered Species Act. NRCS just recently announced the rollout of WLFW 2.0, which provides additional opportunities for partners to work with their state NRCS offices to identify and propose state or regional priorities for addition to WLFW: