San Francisco Bay Joint Venture

The San Francisco Bay Joint Venture is one of 24 Joint Ventures nationally. Canada and Mexico also have both habitat and species Joint Ventures.

Joint Ventures were originally established to address the need for conservation of waterfowl and wetlands under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan and have since broadened their focus to include habitats for all birds, consistent with major national and continental bird conservation plans and the North American Bird Conservation Initiative.

Through biologically-based actions, Joint Ventures work to ensure the existence of the diverse habitats necessary to sustain migratory bird populations for the benefit of those species, resident wildlife and the public. These actions may include:

  • biological planning, conservation design, and prioritization,
  • project development and implementation,
  • monitoring, evaluation, and applied research activities,
  • communications and outreach,
  • funding support for projects and activities

Since 1986, nationally, JVs have leveraged every dollar of Congressional funds 36:1 to help conserve 20.5 million acres of essential habitat. Joint Ventures cross the divide between idealogical boundaries, receiving broad support and working directly with over 5700 partners from governments to private citizens and everything in between.

Here in the Bay Area, the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture seeks to protect, restore, increase and enhance all types of wetlands, riparian habitat and associated uplands throughout the nine Bay Area counties for the benefit of birds, fish and other wildlife.

Contact San Francisco Bay Joint Venture

Beth Hunting
Joint Venture Coordinator
735B Center Blvd
Fairfax, California  94930
Phone: (415) 259-0334
Fax: (415) 259-0340


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California

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San Francisco Bay Joint Venture
The SFBJV is a Bay Area partnership working to protect restore, increase and enhance the wetlands and watersheds of the San Francisco Bay Estuary.