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PCJV U.S. Coordinator


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PCJV Mission and Vision

Mission: Creating the ideal environment for bird habitat conservation

Vision: A Pacific Region United for Bird Habitat Conservation. By working together, we will ensure wild birds thrive in abundant and diverse habitats that we all help safeguard for future generations.

PCJV Partnership Model

The Pacific Coast Joint Venture uses a business model that develops partnerships between public and private agencies and organizations. Our partners pool financial and management resources to fund and carry out on-the-ground projects to protect lowland wetland and upland habitats.

PCJV Conservation Strategies

  • securement (acquisition, easements, agreements)
  • restoration
  • enhancement
  • management and stewardship of private lands
  • monitoring, evaluation and research
  • communication and education

Bird Conservation Initiatives

Our partnersí projects help carry out the goals of four major bird conservation initiatives.

Photo Credit: Ron LeValley

PCJV History and Authorization

The PCJV was established in 1991 under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. We are one of 22 habitat joint ventures in North America that implement conservation initiatives for waterfowl, shorebirds, waterbirds and land birds.

Migratory Bird Joint Ventures Fact Sheet (2014).

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PCJV Organizational Structure

The PCJV Management Board includes representatives from governmental resource agencies and private resource organizations in the U.S. and Canada. At the state and provincial level, coordinators and steering committees:

  • direct strategic planning
  • work with partners to implement conservation projects
  • help find funding sources
  • leverage matching funds.
PCJV Board
Holly Michael
US Co-Chair
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Barry Smith
Canadian Co-Chair
Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada
Brad Arner Ducks Unlimited Canada
David Bradley Bird Studies Canada
Alec Dale British Columbia Ministry of Environment
Fern Duvall Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
Karyn Gear State of California Coastal Conservancy
Linda Hannah Nature Conservancy of Canada
Richard Hannan U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Glenn Lamb Columbia Land Trust
Jasper Lament The Nature Trust of British Columbia
Jeff McCreary Ducks Unlimited
Pete Probasco U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Cynthia Wilkerson Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Mark Stern The Nature Conservancy

PCJV 2013 Partner Survey

Annual Reports

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