Planning in the ACJV

Planning is an essential part of conservation. Foundational documents like the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, Partners in Flight, Waterbird Conservation for the America’s, and the National Shorebird Plan all lay out priorities that guide our work. Conservation plans for the seven Bird Conservation Regions (BCR) that fall within the ACJV boundary have stepped down these continental plans and helped partners deliver landscape-scale bird conservation, including evaluation, planning, and implementation.  

Due to our current focus on coastal marshes as our highest-priority habitat, the ACJV partnership is developing a Salt Marsh Conservation Business Plan and a Black Rail Conservation Action Plan (which will be a component of the Salt Marsh Plan) to help guide our collective efforts.

Implementing our Salt Marsh Conservation Business Plan will do more than benefit a suite of imperiled birds;  its strategies and actions will deliver major benefits for people too. Salt marshes provide tremendous natural benefits to society, from nursery habitat that produces commercial and recreational fish and shellfish worth billions of dollars annually, to reducing pollution and flooding, preventing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages each year to buildings, roads, and other infrastructure.   

To find all National, Regional, and species specific plans go to the North American Bird Conservation Initiative Resource page and use their searchable database to find what you’re looking for.

Check out the BCR plans and species lists relevant to the ACJV on our BCR planning page.