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Sustaining Bird Habitats & Rural Communities




The 2022 Strategic Plan is presented as a streamlined and contemporary update to the 2006 Implementation Plan, providing the vision and direction for the Joint Venture in the near-term.
This document steps down the 2022 Strategic Plan and provides more specific goals, objectives, and actions for communications, outreach, and education; conservation design and delivery; science, research, and monitoring; conservation policy; and human dimensions.

This document steps down Partners in Flight’s continental landbird conservation targets to regional targets that help focus effective habitat conservation actions.

This strategy is an update and continuation of the NGPJV’s Communications Framework 2019-2021. It takes a scaled-back, introductory approach with the intent of continuing to build a strong foundation for NGPJV communications.

This document presents a framework on which to direct a strategic and practical approach to NGPJV communications, emphasizing targeted and consistent messaging that will advance our mission.
The NGPJV’s first Implementation Plan provides the JV with guidance for developing the science, programs, and projects for all bird conservation in the Northern Great Plains.

Factsheets and Reports

The Northern Great Plains Joint Venture, along with many sponsors, hosted the South Dakota Private Lands Biologist Forum in November 2023. In this report, recommendations for future events and collaborative action are outlined.

Read about the NGPJV’s accomplishments in 2023. Published by the NGPJV in 2024.

This 2-page factsheet provides an overview of the Northern Great Plains Joint Venture. Published by the NGPJV in 2022.
NGPJV partners identified resilient grasslands as a shared vision during the 2022 Strategic Retreat. This factsheet outlines the partnership’s approach to building resilient grasslands and sustainable bird populations. Published by the NGPJV in 2022.
This survey assessed the work of private lands biologists and other conservationists to restore and manage working grasslands for prairie birds, focusing largely on private and public lands that are incorporated in ranch businesses. Published by the NGPJV in 2022.

Priority Species

Twenty-six priority species for the NGPJV are listed along with population estimates, trends,
This report identifies priority species for bird conservation efforts within the NGPJV area. These priority species help facilitate the design, support, and funding of conservation actions in the region.
This strategy summarizes the current knowledge of four declining grassland songbird species and identifies priority research, monitoring, and conservation actions required to improve their population status.