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Farm Bill Works for Landowners and Birds, New Report Finds

State of the Birds 2017 Identifies Benefits for Agriculture, Forestry, and Conservation (Washington, D.C., August 3, 2017) Thirty-seven million. That’s the increase in the number of waterfowl in the Prairie Pothole Region over the past quarter-century, thanks to the Farm Bill. The State of the Birds 2017 report, released today by the North American Bird [...]

By · August 3rd, 2017·Categories: News·Tags: , , ·

Research Calls for Enhancing Long-term Benefits of Farm Bill Programs

Many farmers, ranchers, and landowners rely on voluntary conservation incentive programs within the Farm Bill to make improvements to their land and operations that benefit them, the environment, and society. According to a recent study by researchers from Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment and Point Blue Conservation Science published in the scientific [...]

By · July 28th, 2017·Categories: News·Tags: , ·

International Migratory Bird Day Communications Toolkit Available

International Migratory Bird Day will take place Saturday, May 13. Environment for the America has created a promotional toolkit to help partners connect with people, promote events, or develop further ideas. This year's theme is "Helping Birds Along the Way". When birds migrate between nesting and wintering sites, they don’t just stop anywhere; they rely on a [...]

By · May 2nd, 2017·Categories: News·Tags: , ·

New Report Highlights Vital Contribution of Outdoor Recreation to Nation’s Economy

The Outdoor Industry Association recently released an Outdoor Recreation Economy Report, which indicates that this sector creates more jobs than construction and computer technology and generates $117 billion more in annual consumer spending than pharmaceuticals and fuel. According to the report, outdoor recreation: Generates $887 billion in consumer spending annually Sustains 7.6 million jobs Generates $65.3 billion in federal [...]

By · May 2nd, 2017·Categories: News·Tags: , ·

New Nature Preserve Conserves Premier Raptor Migration Corridor while Providing Greater Recreational Access

By Joshua Parrish, Director of Working Woodlands for The Nature Conservancy in Pennsylvania I have participated in several land deals during my eleven-year career protecting wildlife habitat for The Nature Conservancy’s Pennsylvania Chapter. However, our most recent project—the acquisition of 353 acres on Cove Mountain, located within minutes of the state capitol in Harrisburg—carries sentimental value [...]

By · April 27th, 2017·Categories: All Bird Bulletin·

Human Dimensions Success Stories in Bird Conservation

The greater bird conservation community has identified a need for human dimensions success stories to be collected, organized, and shared with the community. As such, the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) Human Dimensions Subcommittee has volunteered to take on this project and we've created the following Google form to help collect and characterize the success stories [...]

By · March 28th, 2017·Categories: News·Tags: ·

Meet the New National Bird Conservation Social Science Coordinator

With many bird populations declining, scientists are looking for new ways to help protect and conserve vital species. Thanks to a partnership with the North American Bird Conservation Initiative, Virginia Tech is now home to a new, high-profile position that aims to build social science capacity within the bird conservation community through research, partnerships, and outreach. [...]

By · February 9th, 2017·Categories: News·Tags: ·

Hemispheric Vision for Bird Conservation

During this Centennial year of the Migratory Bird treaty between the U.S. and Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Canada have looked back over a century of bird conservation successes and challenges as well as looked forward to a future of collaborative bird conservation. Stemming from a charge by the leaders of our three countries, the U.S. Fish [...]

By · December 13th, 2016·Categories: News·

Nominations Open for Gary T. Myers Award

Each year, NABCI and the Association of Joint Venture Management Boards present the Gary T. Myers Bird Conservation Award to an individual, organization, or partnership that has shown exceptional accomplishments and/or leadership in bird conservation.  This year’s nominations are due by January 20, 2017.  Purpose The U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) Committee and the [...]

By · November 15th, 2016·Categories: News·

Energy, Business and Conservation Leaders Call for $1.3B Annual Investment for States

A group of energy, business and conservation leaders today released their recommendations on how to avert the growing endangered species crisis in this country. The Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources determined that utilizing a portion of revenues from energy and mineral development on federal lands and waters to fund state-based conservation could address conservation needs for thousands of species.

By · August 9th, 2016·Categories: News·