Did you know that the Sonoran Joint Venture includes California’s Channel Islands, as well as all of the Pacific islands off the coast of Baja California and Baja California Sur? The SJV was thrilled to attend the California Islands Symposium, which took place in early October in Ventura, California.
Conservation Action Plan for the San Jacinto Valley Important Bird Area: Balancing wildlife, agriculture, and communities in the heart of Riverside County
Project Description We propose to develop a strategic Conservation Action Plan for the San Jacinto Valley, California, which will bring multiple stakeholders to the planning process including state wildlife management staff, conservation non-profits, dairy farmers, and local communities and developers. The goal is to develop bird conservation recommendations and management strategies that can dramatically impact
River Partners has been working for over 15 years throughout California to restore over 8,000 acres of riparian habitat for the benefit of wildlife and people.
As part of the NCA process, the principal investigators of the Southwest Climate Science Center prepared a technical report and synthesis of current and projected climate change impacts specific to the southwest, entitled Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States.
The 2014 Statewide Tricolored Blackbird Survey will take place on April 18-20, 2014. The triennial statewide survey is the primary means used to monitor California’s tricolored blackbird population. It was originally developed by Ted Beedy and the late William Hamilton in the 1990s and has helped to gauge the trend in the population. For example, the
A new center hosted by the University of Arizona’s Institute of the Environment will link science with the needs of decision makers to offer innovative and practical management options
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 SJV Awards Program small grants. Congratulations to all recipients, and stay tuned in the months ahead to hear more about these important projects. Learn more about the SJV Awards Program on the SJV website, including details about projects we have funded in the past and
This report identifies best practices based on innovations and lessons learned from the years since SWAPs were developed. The best practices may be used voluntarily by state fish and wildlife agencies that aspire to improve conservation work and create greater consistency across SWAPs, thereby making them more relevant to partners and large landscape-level efforts. Download
Priority Areas for Breeding Birds within the Planning Area of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
PRBO Conservation Science (PRBO) recently completed a landscape prioritization analysis within the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) planning area that identifies areas of high and low value to 66 breeding bird species and associated vegetation. Their analytical approach can be used to include other wildlife species for a more robust landscape prioritization. Their results