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 acres.
Building and Strengthening International Partnerships in Shorebird ConservationFor the second winter Craig Watson, ACJV Assistant Coordinator and Caleb Spiegel USFWS Region 5 Division of Migratory Birds, coordinated and carried out extensive surveys for Piping Plover and other shorebirds in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Craig and Caleb partnered with TCI Department of Environment and Coastal Resources, the Royal Society for [...]
South Carolina DNR Employee Helps Barn Owls ThriveBecause one S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) employee decided to invest his time and talent, barn owls on the South Carolina coast are thriving and contributing to the knowledge of another species. This highly successful program not only underlines the value of managed wetlands to various and unexpected wildlife species, but also how the [...]