The Northern Great Plains Joint Venture is a coalition of people who live, work and recreate in the Northern Great Plains and who are concerned about the ongoing loss of our grassland resources and simultaneous declines in grassland bird populations. The Northern Great Plains boasts some of the most intact shrub-steppe and grassland landscapes in North America and supports critical breeding habitat for five of the most imperiled species of declining grassland birds. The Management Board and staff are committed to grasslands conservation and are working together to facilitate conservation efforts in the Northern Great Plains that result in healthy ecosystems and bird populations, recognizing the critical role of private landowners and Tribes in supporting our vision of resilient grasslands.
The Northern Great Plains Joint Venture operates across portions of four states – Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota – and is guided by our Management Board, 2022 Strategic Plan, 5-year Action Plan, and 2006 Implementation Plan. The 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.