States / Province
GRANTS AND RESOURCES - SEPTEMBER 2014
PCJV QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2014
Arctic Goose Joint Venture Request for Proposals
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Grant Program
North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Small Grants Program
NOAA 2015 Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program Grant
The 50th Anniversary Report of the Land and Water Conservation Fund is now available.
The Greater Victoria Green Team, part of Green Teams of Canada is a new volunteer program in Victoria that connects volunteers to environmental and restoration projects.
Tools & Resources
Birds & Biodiversity
2014 Waterfowl Status Report, video and report available for download.
The latest issue of Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network News includes stories on the migration of the Semipalmated Sandpiper, and on the newly completed management plan for the San Antonia Natural Protected Area in Argentina.
See a summer's worth of Layson Albatross webcam (from Kauiai, HI) on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's webcam page.
Trainings & Webinars
Duke Environmental Leadership Program's Environmental Communications Planning Course
Association of State Wetland Managers Wetland Restoration Webinar Series
“Human-side of Restoration” Webinar Series runs through October 2014
Conferences & Meetings
Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) 2015 Conference
International Congress for Wildlife and Livelihoods on Private and Communal Lands
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Meeting
9th Australasian Shorebird Conference 2014
2014 Pathways Conference: Integrating Human Dimensions into Fish and Wildlife Management
Society for Ecological Restoration Regional Conference
Facilitation Skills for Environmental Professionals
National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation
Balancing Nature and Commerce in Rural Communities and Landscapes
Inspiring Action, Creating Resilience: Restore America's Estuaries and The Coastal Society's National Summit
Pacific Seabird Group, Annual Meeting
Citizen Science 2015 Conference and Gathering Call for proposals now open
OREGON'S LEV WINS NATIONAL AWARD
The Wetlands Conservancy's Executive Director Esther Lev was recently named winner of the Environmental Law Institute's 2014 National Wetlands Award for wetland community leadership. "Esther has a rare combination of scientific knowledge, field experience, conservation ethic, vision, communications savvy, and social skills," says PCJV Oregon coordinator Bruce Taylor.
SKAGIT BAY, WASHINGTON -- GLOBALLY SIGNIFICANT IBA
The Important Bird Area (IBA) program is an international effort to identify, conserve, and monitor a network of sites that provide essential habitat for bird populations. Washington’s Greater Skagit/Stillaguamish Delta is an example of the kind of habitat identified through the IBA program.
LAND TRUSTS CONVENE IN HOMER, AK
In April, Alaska’s land trusts, along with the national Land Trust Alliance, met for a statewide land trust meeting in Homer. This year's meeting focused on increasing engagement with local communities.
PUGET SOUND NAWCA PROJECT
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. and 11 partners are implementing the Central Puget Sound Lowland Project, a $3.3 million conservation program ($1M NAWCA grant funds with $2.3M match from local sources.) The project focuses on wetland habitats under development pressure, with an emphasis on protecting and restoring floodplain wetlands.
EVOLVING HAWAII'S STRATEGY FOR WETLAND CONSERVATION
In an effort to conserve the biodiversity of Hawaiian birds and wetlands, the Pacific Coast Joint Venture (PCJV) is updating the Strategic Plan for Wetland Conservation in Hawai’i (2006). Key wetland habitats have been identified using a variety of information, including the state waterbird survey data, to spatially prioritize conservation needs.