Gulf Coast Joint Venture

The Gulf Coast Joint Venture (GCJV) is a partnership among Federal and State Agencies, non-profit organizations, and private landowners dedicated to the conservation of priority bird habitat along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coast. Habitat projects are developed and implemented by 5 regional Initiative Teams of biologists and managers of public and private lands. GCJV partners include numerous other organizations and hundreds of individuals that are involved in specific collaborative habitat, planning or evaluation projects.

The mission of the GCJV is to advance the conservation of important bird habitats within the GCJV region through biological planning, implementation of habitat conservation actions, and focused monitoring and evaluation of the planning and implementation process. The GCJV encompasses a wide variety of habitats, from seagrass beds, coastal marsh, and barrier islands to bottomland hardwood forest, fresh emergent wetlands, rice fields, and bald cypress swamps.

Contact Gulf Coast Joint Venture

Barry Wilson, USFWS
GCJV Coordinator
National Wetlands Research Center
700 Cajundome Blvd.
Lafayette, Louisiana  70506
Phone: (337) 266-8815
Fax: 337-266-8800


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Alabama
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Texas

To request additions or corrections to this entry email the Administrator