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

Degraded stream channels get a makeover to benefit a plethora of wildlife and human uses.

By Jim Stutzman, IWJV Habitat Delivery Specialist Human activity unquestionably alters a landscape. However, some human practices can mimic natural processes and create a mile-wide banquet hall for many a migrating bird. In northern California, a diverse coalition of conservation partners are implementing relatively low-cost methods to restore wet meadows to provide habitat...
Contact 

Chair
John Ranlett Regional Biologist
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
3074 Gold Canal Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
O: 916.852.2000
jranlett@ducks.org
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.  

Co-Chair
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
nathan.key@ca.usda.gov
USDA NRCS California 

Partners 

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 RCD
Pit River Watershed Alliance
Plumas Corporation/Feather River CRM
PRBO Conservation Science 
U.S. Forest Service
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Southwest Region