Revising the PPJV Implementation Plan

The backbone of each migratory bird joint venture is its implementation plan. The plan guides the actions and investments taken by the joint venture. The most recent PPJV plan is from 2005. We delayed revising our plan for several reasons, including a desire to see how climate change research evolved and to allow the revision of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan to be completed. The time is now right to move forward and revise/update the PPJV Implementation Plan.

Consequently, we began the planning process for the 2015 PPJV Implementation Plan (2015 Plan) at the joint PPJV Management Board and Technical Committee summer meeting in Pierre, South Dakota this past August. At that meeting, the Management Board tasked the Technical Committee with developing a recommendation of how to proceed with the update by the beginning of the 2015 calendar year. The 2015 Plan will strategically direct the PPJV technical and management activities for at least the next 5 years. To do so well, the Plan will incorporate changes in farm policy, technology, funding, climate change, and science, while emphasizing the socioeconomic issues and opportunities as they relate to the overall goals.