Monitoring & Evalution Plans

These monitoring and evaluation plans identify priority information needs necessary to strategically advance conservation planning, and achieve those objectives described in the CVJV 2006 Implementation Plan.

CVJV Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for Shorebirds and Waterbirds

The Central Valley of California supports one of the largest wintering shorebird populations of any inland site in North America and also sustains widespread breeding populations of black-necked stilts, American avocets, and killdeer. In addition, large and varied populations of waterbirds (egrets, herons, ibis, bitterns, rails, grebes, pelicans and cormorants) also depend on the Central Valley during the wintering and breeding periods While shorebird and waterbird conservation was not targeted in the original 1990 Central Valley Habitat Joint Venture Implementation Plan, these bird groups undoubtedly benefited from many of the habitat conservation achievements generated by the plan. The Monitoring & Evaluation Plan for Shorebirds and Waterbirds consists of the highest priority information needs to advance conservation planning and implementation in the Central Valley Joint Venture.

CVJV Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for Riparian Songbirds

The Central Valley of California has lost over 98% of its riparian habitat in the past 150 years and riparian habitat loss may be the most important cause of population declines among songbird species in western North America. Several once common species are now extirpated from the Central Valley. The Central Valley Joint Venture is seeking to reverse this decline, and in its 2006 Implementation Plan has developed population objectives for a suite of focal species. This monitoring and evaluation plan addresses information needs of the 2006 Implementation Plan in order to strengthen the capacity of the CVJV to set targets and evaluate success in its effort to recover riparian songbird populations.

CVJV Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for Wintering Waterfowl

The Monitoring & Evaluation Plan for wintering waterfowl consists of the highest priority information needs to advance conservation planning and implementation in the Central Valley Joint Venture. The issues in this plan contribute to strengthening the CVJV's biological foundation by testing key assumptions of the 2006 Implementation Plan, refining bio-energetic models, informing habitat management and evaluating program effectiveness.

CVJV Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for Breeding Waterfowl

The Monitoring & Evaluation Plan for breeding waterfowl consists of the highest priority information needs to advance conservation planning and implementation in the Central Valley Joint Venture. The issues in this plan contribute to strengthening the CVJV's biological foundation for breeding waterfowl and focus on inventory and assessment of key habitats, and evaluation of the relationship among vital rates, habitat parameters and population response.

Accomplishments

The CVJV partnership has earned an impressive record of accomplishment since its inception in 1988, and is making great progress towards meeting the objectives identified in its 2006 Implementation Plan.

Around the Valley

Follow these links to learn about some of the important bird conservation work happening in California's Central Valley.