Meet Our Partners
Key Partners for Land Conservation
Ultimately, our ability to conserve North American landbirds throughout their annual life cycle depends on PIF’s voluntary network of more than 150 partner organizations throughout the Western Hemisphere. There are too many partners to list individually, but these partners engage in all aspects of landbird conservation, from research, planning, and policy development to land management, monitoring, education, and outreach.
The following organizations and agencies were instrumental in the development of the 2016 PIF Landbird Conservation Plan and are dedicated to the implementation of PIF’s goals and objectives for landbirds in the U.S. and Canada.
Regional Partner Networks
The 2016 plan provides continental priorities and objectives, but relies on regional implementation of bird conservation. Most on-the-ground conservation action will be coordinated at the regional level by Migratory Bird Joint Ventures in the U.S. and by Habitat Joint Ventures in much of Canada. Over the last 25 years, Joint Ventures have become widely accepted as the model for collaborative conservation in North America. All of the following Joint Ventures have engaged with Partners in Flight and are profiled in the Landbird Conservation Plan:
We thank the many agencies and institutions that provided support for all the 2016 Plan Revision authors, with special appreciation to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region for their staff’s time. The 2016 Plan Revision would not have happened without the continued dedication of numerous individuals throughout our diverse network of partners, and especially without the commitment and leadership on the Partners in Flight (PIF) Council, PIF Steering Committee, Regional Working Groups, and Bird Conservation Committee of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. We also deeply thank the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for its long-time support of the Species Assessment Database, including the substantial staff time necessary to maintain it. We thank Gulf Coast Bird Observatory for generously hosting a PIF Science meeting. We give special recognition to John Sauer at the USGS Patuxent Research Center for providing regular updates of results from the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS), and for working to maintain the vital role that the BBS plays in the PIF Species Assessment process.
We thank the following people for input and support through the 2016 Plan Revision process: Brad Andres, Anne Bartuszevige, Mike Brasher, Deanna Dixon, Mike Dunphy, Ali Duvall, Kristen Dybala, Chris Eberly, Patricia Edwards, Sara Evans-Peters, Todd Fearer, Jane Fitzgerald, Jesús Franco, Geoff Geupel, Dave Gordon, Scott Johnston, Ed Laurent, Keith McKnight, Charisa Morris, Jocelyn Neysmith, Clark Rushing, Tasha Sargent, Sandra Scoggins, Stuart Slattery, Dave Smith, Greg Soulliere, Pam Toschik, Dana Varner, Bill Vermillion, Josh Vest, Barry Wilson, and Greg Yarris. Special thanks goes to Sue Bonfield and Environment for the Americas for handling printing logistics for the Plan.
We appreciate the generous contributions of photos by many talented photographers. Photos credited to “Cornell Lab” were provided by the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. All photographs in the Plan are owned and copyrighted by the photographers, who are credited next to their image(s). The artwork for the full life-cycle conservation figure on P. 23 was generously provided by Misaki Ouchida.