The PPJV staff, Technical Committee, and partners produce resources to guide conservation in the region, including plans, reports, factsheets, maps, and data.


2017 Implementation Plan

The 2017 PPJV Implementation Plan builds upon the solid foundation developed by past strategic plans. The 2017 Plan primarily differs from past plans by selecting new priority species, including four upland game bird species; incorporating new diving duck models and updated dabbling duck models; emphasizing grassland bird conservation; establishing hunter retention and recruitment goals; and including State Tactical Plans developed by each partner state.

2022 Communications Plan

The PPJV Strategic Communications Plan 2022-24 is an update and continuation of the 2013 Communications Plan. This document builds on the extensive foundation developed through the initial needs assessment and audience assessment for the 2013 Plan.

North American Waterbird Conservation Plan

The Waterbird Conservation for the Americas partnership addresses the conservation and management of species of waterbirds, including seabirds, coastal waterbirds, wading birds, and marshbirds. The North American Waterbird Conservation Plan is a product of the WCA partnership.

North American Landbird Conservation Plan

This Partners in Flight plan revision is a guide to landbird conservation in the U.S. and Canada over the next 10 years. 

2005 Implementation Plan

The 2005 plan involved stepping down the objectives of the four international “species groups” plans for waterfowl, shorebirds, waterbirds, and landbirds as they apply to the PPJV. Population and habitat trends, coupled with knowledge of how species respond to landscape change, were used to build a biological foundation and set quantifiable goals. 

1989 PPJV Implementation Plan

North American Waterfowl Management Plan 2018

The 2018 NAWMP continues a legacy of innovation and collaboration that is grounded in 32 years of successful waterfowl and wetlands conservation across the continent.

U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan

Concerns over shorebirds led to the creation of the U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan in 2000. The U.S. PPR provides critical migration stopover habitat for millions of Arctic-breeding shorebirds and is crucial for sustaining populations of grassland-breeding shorebirds, such as the marbled godwit.

Northern Prairie and Parkland Waterbird Conservation Plan​

This document presents a conservation plan for wetland basins in the region. Published by the PPJV in 2004.

1995 PPJV Implementation Plan

2013 Communications Plan

The PPJV Strategic Communications Plan 2013-2017 was designed to help promote, coordinate, and deliver bird conservation in the region. It guides the PPJV’s efforts to implement innovative and targeted communications.


2021 Annual Highlights Report

This report highlights the accomplishments of the PPJV partnership in 2021. Published by the PPJV in 2022.

Assessing the Biological Benefits of the USDA Conservation Reserve Program for Waterfowl and Grassland Passerines

This report presents findings of a spatial analysis for targeting the Conservation Reserve Program to maximize benefits for migratory birds. Published by the PPJV in 2015.

Guiding Principles for Wind Energy Development

Produced by the PPJV Technical Committee, these guiding principles are common points of agreement shared among the partnership for responsible wind energy development.

Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan

This conservation plan provides a strategy for native prairie, grasslands, and wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region of western Minnesota. Published in 2010.

A Full Annual-Cycle Conservation Strategy for Sprague's Pipit, Chestnut-collared and McCown's Longspurs, and Baird's Sparrow​

This strategy was developed with over 20 state, federal, and NGO partners across the Great Plains of North America. The goal was to outline information and actions needed to slow and reverse population declines for four grassland nesting birds of conservation concern.

Grassland Assessment of North American Great Plains Migratory Bird JVs

The PPJV conducted a grassland assessment in coordination with seven other Migratory Bird JVs in the Great Plains. The goal was to provide planning and conservation delivery datasets to assist JV partnerships in stemming grassland losses and avian population declines.
Executive Summary

Status and Trends of Prairie Wetlands in the U.S. 1997-2009

This report estimates acres of wetland and rate of loss in the Prairie Pothole Region. Published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2014.


PPJV Factsheet

Learn about the Prairie Pothole Joint Venture in this factsheet, published by the PPJV in 2022. For print copies, contact the PPJV coordinator.

Wind Energy: Seven Guiding Principles for Bird-Friendly Development

This factsheet provides a brief overview and summary of the Guiding Principles for Wind Energy Development.

2022 Joint Venture Factsheet

Joint Ventures are the model for partnership-driven conservation. This factsheet explains the role of Migratory Bird Joint Ventures and is updated annually.

Small Wetlands Program

This factsheet provides information about the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Small Wetlands Program, which uses funds from the sale of Federal Duck Stamps to permanently protect waterfowl production areas.

Working Lands Conservation in the Prairie Pothole Region

Learn about the benefits of working lands conservation in the Prairie Pothole Region. Published by the PPJV in 2021.

Carbon Storage & Bird Conservation in the PPR

Learn about the importance of wetland-grassland systems in the Prairie Pothole Region and the role they play in addressing climate change.

Waterfowl Production Areas

This factsheet provides information about Waterfowl Production Areas, which preserve more than 677,000 acres of wetland habitat nationwide.

Maps & Data

Wetland Management Districts

As part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service created an administrative organization called Wetland Management Districts (WMD) in 1962. In addition to managing all Waterfowl Production Areas in a multi-county area, WMDs also work closely with partners to improve habitat.

PPJV Boundaries Shapefile

Administrative boundary of the PPJV.

Land Classification and Ownership in the PPJV

Land within the boundaries of the PPJV is primarily in private ownership. This map shows pie charts of ownership by PPJV state as well as land classification within the PPJV boundaries.

PPJV Counties Shapefile

Administrative boundary of the PPJV broken down by county.