The Sonoran Joint Venture Strategic Plan presents a regional strategy to protect, conserve, restore, and enhance bird populations and their habitats within the boundaries of the Sonoran Joint Venture. This version of the Strategic Plan will be regularly updated in a dynamic process of adaptive conservation planning and delivery based on the latest information developed by and provided to the SJV through its partnerships.
Plan Purpose and Contents
The Strategic Plan guides the overall direction of the SJV. It provides a framework not only for biological planning, but also for other elements essential for a successful and sustainable conservation program. The basic elements of the Strategic Plan are Conservation Coordination and Delivery, Biological Foundation, Education and Outreach, Funding, and Evaluation. These basic areas are supported by functions such as: coordination, species assessment, conservation design, training, research, and website development. The Elements and Strategies section includes goals, objectives, strategies, and measures of achievement. A Conservation Plan that will address the biological foundation of our actions will be written separately. An Inventory and Monitoring Plan is also envisioned, as well as other functional area plans, if appropriate. The intended audience for the Strategic Plan is the SJV Management Board, committees, staff, and partners. Introductory sections describe the history of the SJV and the ecological importance of the Sonoran area. Next, the goals and objectives of the SJV are developed, along with a list of strategies to achieve each goal. Finally, the structure of the SJV is discussed including the roles of the Management Board, Technical Committee, Communication, Education, and Outreach Committee, and staff.