Chapter 2 puts the IWJV ecological and political diversity into context from a continental perspective. It helps us understand the general landscape characteristics of the IWJV, as defined by the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation Ecoregions. Key components include a landscape analysis of the number of ecoregions by type and acres (at the national and regional scales), the number of Bird Conservation Regions with associated acres that intersect the IWJV, and the conservation estate and landownership patterns within the IWJV.

IWJV 2013 Implementation Plan Chapter 2: Characterization of the IWJV Landscape