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North American Wetlands Conservation Act and National Coastal Wetland Conservation  Grants Conserve Saltmarsh Habitat in the ACJV Special consideration was given to NAWCA proposals that considered ACJV focal species like the Black Rail. Michael Gray 2016 was another highly successful year for ACJV partners to conserve wetlands through the USFWS’s North American Wetlands [...]

By |March 1st, 2017|Accomplishments|

Accomplishments Through Grant Programs

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Grant The NAWCA grant program awarded more than $12.3M in funds to ACJV partners this year. Those awards will conserve about 55,000 acres of habitat throughout the Atlantic Coast area.  In addition to the three Standard ($1M) grants awarded last fall in North and South Carolina, the second [...]

By |June 1st, 2016|Accomplishments|

Audubon Saltmarsh Project

Marshes for Tomorrow - Audubon’s Saltmarsh Project Accomplishments in 2015: In 2015, Audubon continued implementing its program of salt marsh climate adaptation “Marshes for Tomorrow”, with projects in Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina. This Flyway-wide program was presented at the ACJV Technical Committee meeting at Albany in July. In Maryland, Audubon and partners at [...]

By |June 1st, 2016|Accomplishments, Uncategorized|

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

South Carolina Biologist Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from The Wildlife Society R. Kenny Williams, a long serving biologist in South Carolina, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the South Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society. R. Kenny Williams, a long serving biologist in South Carolina, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from [...]

By |June 1st, 2016|Accomplishments|

NAWCA & Coastal Grant Update

Coastal habitat in Delaware. Photo courtesy of Kevin Kalasz Twenty-three North American Wetland Conservation Act grants and eleven National Coastal Wetland Conservation Grants were awarded in the ACJV in fiscal year 2015. Partners were awarded nearly $23 million grant dollars, matched by over $32.3 million dollars helping to protect, restore, and enhance 43,000 [...]

By |March 30th, 2015|Accomplishments|

South Carolina DNR Employee Helps Barn Owls Thrive

Mark Spinks, a natural resource technician with the SCDNR Coastal Seabird and Shorebird Program, builds barn owl nests to attract the species to the area. Photo courtesy of SCDNR Because one S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) employee decided to invest his time and talent, barn owls on the South Carolina coast are [...]

By |March 27th, 2015|Accomplishments|

Successful Nesting Season in South Carolina!

South Carolina Department of Natural resources is celebrating a successful nesting season for seabirds and shorebirds. The beaches that are critical for these nesting seabirds are also places were people enjoy recreational activities. To allow the birds to nest and raise their chicks undisturbed, portions of several of the islands were closed temporarily to provide [...]

By |March 5th, 2015|Accomplishments|

Six North American Waterfowl Conservation Act Grants Recommended for Approval in the ACJV

The North American Wetlands Conservation Council recommended funding six ACJV project in four states. If funded, partners in Delaware, Maine, Maryland, and South Carolina will receive nearly $5 million dollars in grant funds with close to $12 million in match, protecting or enhancing over 9,105 acres.

By |October 21st, 2014|Accomplishments, Habitat Restoration|

ACJV Partners Receive 2014 North American Migratory Bird Joint Venture Conservation Champions Award

The Maine Wetlands Protection Coalition and the South Carolina Working Group of the South Atlantic Migratory Bird Initiative received the 2014 North American Migratory Bird Joint Venture Conservation Champions Award. The organizations are recognized for their leadership and participation in efforts to protect migratory birds and their habitats. The Maine Wetlands Protection Coalition is a [...]

By |October 20th, 2014|Accomplishments, Habitat Restoration|