Map of North American Joint Ventures

A Joint Venture (JV) is a collaborative, regional partnership of government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations, tribes, and individuals that work to conserve habitat for the benefit of birds, other wildlife, and people.

Continentwide, there are 18 U.S. Habitat Joint Ventures (see map) and 4 Canada Habitat Joint Ventures (see map). In addition, there are three species-specific (Arctic Goose, Black Duck, Sea Duck) Joint Ventures, each with an international scope. Find a directory of each JV on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service website.

Working both collectively and independently, joint venture partners conduct activities in support of bird conservation goals cooperatively developed by the partnership. These activities include:

  • biological planning, conservation design, and prioritization,
  • project development and implementation,
  • monitoring, evaluation, and applied research activities,
  • communications and outreach, and
  • fund-raising for projects and activities.
Author, Source 
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service