This past August, the PPJV co-hosted a Grasslands Policy Tour with the North Dakota Grazing Lands Coalition in Bismarck, North Dakota. The tour showcased agricultural operations that focus on soil health and successfully integrate grassland conservation, annual cropping and wildlife conservation into their business models. A wide range of stakeholders participated in the tour, including agricultural producers, state legislators, public service commissioners, members of conservation groups, and congressional representatives. North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum energetically engaged with the tour group the entire day.
I encourage you to read the stories in this enewsletter edition highlighting the event and the participants. A key take-home message from the tour and subsequent discussion panel was to “Share the Story,” a critical communications and outreach activity for any successful Migratory Bird Joint Venture.
Indeed, communications and outreach are very much in line with the priorities of the PPJV. The 2017 Implementation Plan calls for increased communications to s