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.
Increased Coordination with the Black Duck Joint Venture and Chesapeake Bay ProgramFor several years Kirsten Luke and Tim Jones have used the research efforts by the Black Duck Joint Venture (BDJV), Ducks Unlimited (DU), state agencies, and academic partners to understand the habitat use, energy budget, and energetic carrying capacity for American Black Ducks wintering in the Atlantic Coast Joint Venture. Now ACJV staff and partners [...]
Life on the RailThe Black Rail is the smallest and rarest of the North American rails. This elusive species has a striking appearance with its dark body and bright red iris, and of the five subspecies of Black Rail, the Eastern Black Rail may be one of the most imperiled birds along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Recent [...]