Mission and Vision

Our mission is to restore and sustain viable populations of native birds and their habitats in the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture region through effective, collaborative partnerships.

Vision: Partners working together for conservation of native bird species in the Appalachian Mountains region to attain:

  • Fully-functioning ecosystems with sustainable populations of the region’s native avifauna, guided by state, regional, national, and international bird plans
  • Effective delivery of habitat conservation through adaptive management and guided by a conservation approach consisting of biological planning, conservation design, delivery of conservation actions, evaluation, and research
  • Success in capitalizing on funding opportunities relevant to partnership priorities
  • An engaged Management Board, representative of the diverse landscape and effective partnerships in the Appalachian Mountains 

Image Courtesy of Todd Fearer