Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture

The mission of the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture (UMGL JV) is to deliver the full spectrum of bird conservation through regionally based, biologically driven, landscape-oriented partnerships. The geographic boundary of the UMGL JV includes all of Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, plus portions of Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio.

The JV strives for sustainable populations of all birds through regionally coordinated conservation actions based on the best (or state-of-the-art) scientific information and techniques available. Explicit bird population goals, decision tools, and an implementation plan are used to guide resources for efficient conservation delivery, research, and evaluation.

Since the completion of the 2007 Implementation Plan, partners within the UMGL JV have protected, restored, and enhanced more than 820,889 acres of habitat. Moreover, scientific endeavors required to answer plan assumptions have been pursued and will feed into future planning documents and tools.


Contact Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture

Andrew Forbes
Acting Coordinator
5600 American Blvd. West
Suite 990
Bloomington, Minnesota  55437-1458
Phone: (612) 713-5364
Fax: (612) 713-5393


 

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin


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