Did you know?

Nearly 3 billion birds have been lost in North America since 1970. Roughly 25% of those were grassland birds.

Who We Are

The Northern Great Plains Joint Venture was established in 2004 to catalyze conservation for all birds through the collaborative power of diverse public-private partnerships. The Northern Great Plains Joint Venture operates across portions of 4 states – Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota – and is guided by our Management Board and 2022 Strategic Plan, 5-year Action Plan and 2006 Implementation Plan. Our Management Board is composed of partner agencies, organizations, industry, and private landowners working in the Northern Great Plains that have agreed to join and support the partnership.



Migratory Bird Joint Ventures

Migratory Bird Joint Ventures are a network of partnerships working on bird conservation across regional, national, and international boundaries. The NGPJV is one of 18 habitat-based Joint Ventures supported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, some of which extend into Canada and Mexico. There are four additional habitat Joint Ventures in Canada.