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Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture Showcase

Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture Showcase

The Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV) is one of 18 habitat Joint Venture partnerships in the United States. It is comprised of state and federal government agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, and industries that work together to prioritize and coordinate conservation activities while building upon scientific knowledge. The AMJV seeks to coordinate with and assist partners in prioritizing which species and habitats to focus on for conservation, where their on-the-ground projects will have the highest return on investments, and how much habitat is needed to sustain populations of priority species.

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Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

State, provincial, and territorial fish and wildlife agencies in North America have safeguarded fish and wildlife for over 100 years. The public entrusts these agencies with primary stewardship over vital wildlife resources. The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies lends collective voice to its agencies in fulfillment of that responsibility.

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Central Hardwoods Joint Venture

Central Hardwoods Joint Venture

The Central Hardwoods Joint Venture (CHJV) is a partnership of state and federal government agencies and non-governmental organizations who work together to ensure the long-term viability of native bird populations. The JV concentrates conservation efforts over an area comprising 75 million acres of rolling hills covered with hardwood forests interspersed with glades and woodlands and crisscrossed by deep river valleys. The area includes the Ozark Highlands, Boston Mountains, and Interior Lowland Plateaus. To protect native bird species throughout their ranges, the JV works with partners in Mexico and Canada in areas that these birds use for breeding or over-wintering.

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Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture

Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture

A diverse group of partners, including state fish and wildlife agencies, federal resource agencies, academic institutions and private sector conservation organizations are working to conserve Eastern brook trout and their habitats. Established as the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture (EBTJV), this Fish Habitat Partnership has already produced a range-wide population assessment of brook trout; completed extensive work that identifies key threats to brook trout and their habitats; and developed conservation strategies to protect, enhance and restore brook trout.

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Gopher Tortoise Council

Gopher Tortoise Council

The Gopher Tortoise Council was formed in 1978 by a group of southeastern biologists and other citizens concerned with the decline of the gopher tortoise. The goals of the Council are: (1) to offer professional advice for management, conservation, and protection of gopher tortoises; (2) to encourage the study of the life history, ecology, behavior, physiology, and management of gopher tortoises and other upland species; (3) to conduct active public information and conservation education programs; (4) to seek effective protection of the gopher tortoise and other upland species throughout the southeastern United States.

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Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership

Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership

The Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership (ORBFHP) was formed to protect, restore, and enhance priority habitat for fish and mussels in the watersheds of the Ohio River Basin. They pursue this mission for the benefit of the public and the diverse basin itself. The partnership encompasses the entire 981 miles of the Ohio River mainstem (the second largest river in the U.S. as measured by annual discharge) and 143,550 square miles of the watershed. Whether it is sport fish, mussels, imperiled fish, water quality, or one of many other drivers, the ORBFHP works together to protect, restore, and enhance the Basin's aquatic resources.

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Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership

Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership

The Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP) is a regional collaboration of natural resource and science agencies, conservation organizations and private interests developed to strengthen the management and conservation of aquatic resources in the southeastern United States.

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Southeastern Hellbender Conservation Initiative

Southeastern Hellbender Conservation Initiative

The Southeastern Hellbender Conservation Initiative (SEHCI), a collaboration between Defenders of Wildlife, NRCS and other conservation partners to support farmers using conservation practices on their lands that help restore hellbender habitat.

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