Northern Arizona State Conservation Partnership

A primary goal of the Northern Arizona State Conservation Partnership’s (NASCP) is to build partnerships to achieve milestones in bird-related science and habitat management. 

NASCP objectives include:

  • Continue to build and foster partnerships across interested agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals and connect those partners with bird related projects. 
  • Emphasize management within priority habitats and with focal bird species.
  • Carry out management actions such as the identification and prioritization of specific habitat and science projects aimed at benefitting focal bird species.  Where possible, emphasize landscape-scale actions to affect change.
  • Pursue diverse funding sources and other eligible cost share resources to implement selected management actions.
  • Illustrate and share successes and lessons learned, including technical information transfer.
  • Assist with implementing the annual IWJV Capacity Grants Program designed to increase the field capacity for habitat conservation projects through partnerships and leveraged funding.



The NASCP functions as a component of the Northern and Northeastern All Birds Conservation Initiative Committees. These established committees’ membership comprises of state and federal natural resource agencies, non-governmental organizations and individuals who work together on various bird management issues in northern Arizona.

Ephemeral wetland located in Coconino County, Arizona

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