Working Together in Conservation

Partnerships are the backbone to the Joint Ventures. The Central Valley Joint Venture (CVJV) is no exception. We cultivate and support partnerships that protect and restore habitat for the benefit of birds, other wildlife, and people. We provide partners critical scientific, human dimensions, technical, and policy guidance and support as well as seed money to plan and carry out the most effective on-the-ground bird and habitat conservation efforts. Over the course of our history, the CVJV have worked with many partners on projects, including habitat restoration and protection, capacity building, inventory and monitoring, planning, scientific research, and communications, education, and outreach.

Hear From Our Partners

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Audubon California

Audubon California was established in 1996 as a field program of the National Audubon Society, overseeing the organization’s properties and leading conservation efforts. But our work in California goes back to the earliest days of the national organization, even before its formal founding. Audubon’s legacy of conservation and activism in the Golden State establishes it as a force for conservation along the Pacific Flyway. 

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The Nature Conservancy

Climate change is here. It’s up to us to adapt and fight the worst effects. TNC works to protect the ecosystems, species and natural resources that California relies on and that make our state unlike anywhere else. From stopping megafires to restoring our coasts, we access the power of nature to protect the thing that matters most: our home.

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California Trout

At California Trout, our goal is to restore vibrance and abundance to California’s freshwater ecosystems, and to keep them that way for years to come. With the help of many local and national organizations, we’ve worked to improve the habitats of several fish species throughout California.

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California Waterfowl Association

Our vision is a California with thriving waterfowl populations, vibrant wetland ecosystems and respected hunting communities.

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Point Blue Conservation Science

Point Blue’s 160 scientists develop nature-based solutions to climate change, habitat loss, and other environmental threats to benefit wildlife and people.

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River Partners

River Partners mission is to bring life back to rivers by creating wildlife habitat for the benefit of people and the environment. We envision interconnected, thriving floodplains that sustain abundant wildlife, support productive farmland, preserve freshwater resources, enhance surrounding communities, and serve as the first line of ecological defense in a changing climate.

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Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities. We protect and restore imperiled species throughout North America by transforming policies and institutions and by promoting innovative solutions.

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Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

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California Natural Resources Agency

The California Natural Resources Agency restores, protects and manages the state’s natural, historical and cultural resources for current and future generations using creative approaches and solutions based on science, collaboration and respect for all the communities and interests involved

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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

We deliver conservation solutions so agricultural producers can protect natural resources and feed a growing world. We envision a world of clean and abundant water, healthy soils, resilient landscapes, and thriving agricultural communities through voluntary conservation.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The mission of the Bureau of Reclamation is to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

We deliver vital engineering solutions, in collaboration with our partners, to secure our Nation, energize our economy, and reduce disaster risk.

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U.S. Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

U.S. Geological Survey

The USGS monitors, analyzes, and predicts current and evolving Earth-system interactions and delivers actionable information at scales and timeframes relevant to decision makers. As the science arm of the Department of the Interior, the USGS brings an array of earth, water, biological, and mapping data and expertise to bear in support of decision-making on environmental, resource, and public safety issues.

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife

The CDFW mission is to manage California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.

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California Wildlife Conservation Board

The Wildlife Conservation Board protects, restores and enhances California’s spectacular natural resources for wildlife and for the public’s use and enjoyment in partnership with conservation groups, government agencies and the people of California.

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California Department of Water Resources

The Department of Water Resources sustainably manages the water resources of California, in cooperation with other agencies, to benefit the state’s people and protect, restore, and enhance the natural and human environments.

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California Association of Resource Conservation Districts

We work with Resource Conservation Districts, state and federal agencies, policy makers, and individuals to ensure the resilience and health of California’s water, soil, wildlife habitat, and other natural resources. Our vision is that every Resource Conservation District has the support, leadership, and capacity to help tackle our toughest natural resource issues by working in partnership with all members of the community.

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Pacific Gas and Electric company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is one of the largest utility companies in the United States and is part of the PG&E Corporation. The company provides natural gas and electrical service to approximately 16 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.

Other Important Partners

California Rice Commission

The California Rice Commission exists to support the 2,500 growers and handlers of rice in California. We help the industry in areas of conservation, legislation, public education and regulation. Conserving the values of rice as habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and waterbirds in the Pacific Flyway is a priority of the CRC.  

Grassland Water District

The Grassland Water District’s primary function is to protect, secure and deliver water to wetlands within the 75,000 acre Grassland Resource Conservation District, including Private, State and Federal Wildlife Refuges. The District works closely with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service to maximize food and habitat availability to meet the needs of migratory birds utilizing the Pacific Flyway.

Tulare Basin Watershed Partnership Network

The Tulare Basin Watershed Network is a coalition of leaders and practitioners from the agriculture and food industry, water management, ecological and conservation groups, and socio-economic interests. Our purpose is to generate and implement integrated, inclusive, and innovative solutions to advance ecosystem and watershed resilience and socio-economic sustainability.

Suisun Resource Conservation District

The Suisun Resource Conservation District (SRCD) provides the landowners with technical assistance in permitting, water control, and habitat management to ensure the wetland and wildlife values of the Suisun Marsh are sustained and enhanced. The SRCD covers over 115,000 acres which includes 52,000 acres of managed wetlands, 6,300 acres of unmanaged tidal wetlands, 30,000 acres of bays and sloughs, and 27,000 acres of upland grasslands.

CVJV 2020 Implementation Plan