Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program Helps Advance ACJV Agenda

Last summer, for the third year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), offered 59 fellowship opportunities nationwide, to students enrolled or accepted in undergraduate or graduate degree programs, for its Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP).  The DFP is an 11-week summer fellowship designed to provide students [...]

By | 2017-11-16T11:28:22+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Accomplishments|

Grants in the ACJV

In FY17, grants awarded to the ACJV contributed to the ACJV’s new focus on conservation of coastal marshes and three flagship species: American Black Duck, Black Rail, and Saltmarsh Sparrow.  In FY17, 10 Standard North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants, 11 NAWCA Small grants, 11 National Coastal Wetland Conservation grants, and 2 Great Lakes [...]

By | 2017-11-16T10:31:52+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Accomplishments|

New York Projects Receive ACJV GLRI Grants

Two projects in New York were awarded grants in Fiscal Year 2017, under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Joint Venture Habitat Restoration and Protection Program.  Ducks Unlimited was awarded $193,934 for their “Loop Road Wetland Restoration” project which will restore 140 acres of emergent wetland (125 acres) and buffering grasslands (15 acres) in New [...]

By | 2017-11-15T12:40:56+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Accomplishments, Habitat Restoration|

Grant Updates

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 | 2017-07-27T13:41:57+00:00 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 | 2017-07-27T13:41:57+00:00 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 | 2017-07-27T13:41:57+00:00 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 | 2017-07-27T13:41:57+00:00 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 | 2017-07-27T13:41:59+00:00 March 30th, 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 | 2015-03-24T10:40:29+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Accomplishments|