Multi-partner Integrated Conservation Planning in Montana

Partners within the PPJV are developing an integrated system to prioritize landscape-scale habitats that have the highest biological value for priority bird species in the Montana portion of the PPJV. This effort is designed to achieve two goals:

  1. Showcase the biological value of the MT-PPJV area to the entire Joint Venture and conservation community.
  2. Strengthen existing conservation efforts in the MT-PPJV by helping to integrate efforts among state and federal agencies and conservation organizations towards a common vision and goals.

Initial conservation planning efforts indicate that partners of the MT-PPJV can conserve a large segment of identified priority species within a smaller, focused portion of the landscape (20 – 27% of the total MT-PPJV). Further, partners can target their protection e