California Bird Conservation Partnership

The goal of the California Bird Conservation Partnership is to conserve priority habitats for priority and common bird species in regionally important landscapes. We are a public – private sector partnership comprised of representatives from nongovernmental organizations, state, federal, and local agencies, and the private sector focused on conserving wildlife habitat and bird populations in the Intermountain Region of California. 

We develop and support partnerships that help achieve the objectives laid out in the North American Waterfowl Management Plan and other bird conservation initiatives including Partners In Flight North American Landbird Conservation Plan, U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan, and North American Waterbird Conservation Plan. 

The Carey Ranch floodplain pastures and wetlands have been maintained through reconstruction of key infrastructure in 2009 and 2010.

Project Spotlight

Floodplain pastures and wetlands at Carey Ranch, maintained through infrastructure construction. 

In northeastern California, many of the working ranches that provide key habitat for waterfowl, waterbirds, shorebirds, and songbirds operate on shoe-string budgets. An unfortunate byproduct is that when critical infrastructure begins to fail, ranches are often forced to implement short-term fixes to hold things together rather than enacting proper, but more expensive, reconstruction projects....

Nathan Key Northern Wetlands Reserve Program Team Leader
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
1511 Butte House Road, Suite B
Yuba City, CA 95993
O: 530.671.0850 ext. 5856
USDA NRCS California 

Amelia Raquel
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
601 Richmond Road
Susanville, CA 96130
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.  


Buffalo-Skedaddle Landscape Conservation Coalition
Bureau of Land Management
California Department of Fish & Game
California Waterfowl Association
California Wildlife Conservation Board
Central Modoc RCD
Ducks Unlimited
Fall River RCD
Honey Lake Valley RCD
Klamath Basin NWR Complex-Partners for Fish & Wildlife
Lava Beds-Butte Valley RCD
Modoc NWR-Partners for Fish & Wildlife
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pit River Watershed Alliance
Plumas Corporation/Feather River CRM
PRBO Conservation Science 
U.S. Forest Service
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Southwest Region