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Habitat Joint Ventures


Pacific Coast Joint Venture

Pacific Coast Joint Venture

Vision

The Pacific Coast in British Columbia is a landscape that supports healthy populations of birds, maintains biodiversity and fosters sustainable resource use.

Mission Statement

Working together to maintain, enhance, restore and manage habitat for the benefit of wildlife and people in the Pacific Coast of British Columbia.

Region

This international joint venture extends from San Francisco Bay north to Alaska, west of the Coast Mountains, and including Hawaii. Within British Columbia, the PCJV region includes all estuaries, islands, forests and agricultural lands in BCR 5 (Northern Pacific Rainforest), with almost 220,000 km2 of landscape and 460,000 km2 of seascape, and over 30,000 km of shoreline. Terrestrial areas are dominated by forest, alpine shrubland and tundra. Freshwater areas are scarce. The coast is varied, with complexes of islands, bays, straits, fjords which give rise to a diversity of open ocean, near-shore and intertidal habitats.

Partnership

The PCJV and its current partners have been and continue to be involved in many programs that support the conservation of birds and their habitats. With the expanded mandate of the PCJV to include all birds and their habitats there is a need to build on past success and seek out and establish partnerships with a broad range of partners, including resource industries, provincial land and water resource managers, parks authorities, First Nations, local communities, and private land owners.


Canadian Intermountain Joint Venture

Canadian Intermountain Joint Venture

Vision

The Canadian Intermountain is a landscape that supports healthy populations of birds, maintains biodiversity and fosters sustainable resource use.

Mission Statement

Working together to maintain, enhance, restore and manage habitat for the benefit of wildlife and people in the Canadian Intermountain.

Region

The CIJV region corresponds to the central and southern interior of British Columbia. It contains the Canadian portions of BCR 9 (Great Basin) and 10 (Northern Rockies). Bounded by the Coast Mountains in the west, the Rocky Mountains in the east, the boreal forest in the north and the United States in the south, the Canadian Intermountain is a landscape of widely varying elevation and climatic conditions. This has resulted in a tremendous diversity of habitat types including desert, grasslands, shrub-steppe, riparian, wetlands, dry and moist coniferous forests and alpine tundra. Sixty-three percent of the area is forested with over 5% covered by lakes and wetlands, 1% in open native grasslands and the remaining area in other non-forested habitat (including urban, agriculture, alpine, rock and ice).

Partnership

The Canadian Intermountain Joint Venture (CIJV) is a dynamic partnership of government agencies, Aboriginal groups, nongovernmental organizations, industry, universities and landowners. The CIJV complements, augments and facilitates existing conservation initiatives, conserving habitat for the benefit of wildlife and people.


Prairie Habitat Joint Venture

Prairie Habitat Joint Venture

Vision

Healthy prairie, parkland and boreal landscapes that support sustainable bird populations and provide ecological and economic benefits for society.

Mission Statement

Provide leadership to achieve healthy and diverse waterfowl and other bird populations through conservation partnerships. These partnerships strive for sustainable and responsible management of the landscape taking into account social, economic and environmental factors.

Region

The Canadian Prairies are a sparsely settled region dominated by agricultural production.The Prairie Habitat Joint Venture is one of the founding habitat conservation partnerships of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP). Key NAWMP focus areas within the PHJV include the prairie and aspen parkland areas of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the Peace River parkland region of north-eastern British Columbia, part of BCR 11 (Prairie Potholes). The PHJV also administers conservation programs in the western boreal forest ecological region, including parts of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories (BCR 6, Boreal Taiga Plains).

Partnership

The PHJV guides conservation of the Canadian Prairie Pothole and Western Boreal regions under the NAWMP Agreement. Waterfowl are the primary focus, but PHJV partners have also committed to all-bird conservation. PHJV partners are committed to establishing population and habitat goals for these bird groups and are striving to develop the partnerships and tools necessary to meet these goals. In an almost entirely privately-owned land base, the PHJV is working cooperatively with farmers and other landowners to conserve habitats and find sustainable solutions that support both agriculture and waterfowl.

For more information visit www.phjv.ca
Or for specific questions, contact phjv@ec.gc.ca


Eastern Habitat Joint Venture (EHJV)

Eastern Habitat Joint Venture (EHJV)

Goal

To work cooperatively and in concert with new and existing partners to ensure the conservation of all bird species and their habitats at the landscape and local levels within EHJV boundaries through the implementation of plans developed in full consideration of the biological needs of all species.

Objective

To manage all bird populations and habitats within the context of sustainable landscape management, while respecting the needs of people and wildlife, through a partnership of government, nongovernmental groups, corporations and individuals.

Region

The EHJV is the continent's largest joint venture at nearly 3 million square kilometres. It boasts 6 provinces, 2 official languages and a diversity of wildlife habitat ranging from coastal estuaries to boreal forest. Six BCRs are totally or partly within the boundaries of the EHJV. These include BCR 12 (Boreal Hardwood Transition), BCR 13 (Lower Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Plain) and BCR 14 (Atlantic Northern Forest), all of which are transboundary with the United States.

The southern area of eastern Canada contains 65% of the nation's human population, which results in some of the most stressed wetland ecosystems in the country. These wetlands are also amongst the most potentially productive. Southern Ontario, the St. Lawrence Valley, the Bay of Fundy watershed and coastal PEI support many breeding, as well as migrating, waterfowl and shorebirds. The remaining 80% of eastern Canada consists of boreal terrain typified by vast areas of wetland that produce large numbers of ducks and Canada geese.

Partnership

All agencies having major interests in bird conservation are encouraged to participate in the planning, implementing and evaluating of the EHJV. Waterfowl and their habitats remain the EHJV priority - however as the EHJV expands to all-bird conservation, new partners will be integrated into the implementation with their own programs and interests.