The Prairie Habitat Joint Venture (PHJV) area includes two regions of Canada: the Prairie Parkland Region and the Western Boreal Forest. Combined, these are the two most important breeding areas for waterfowl in North America.
Achieving PHJV objectives is ambitious, and will be accomplished with strong partnerships, a common vision, and a sustained commitment – for waterfowl, the environment, and for people.

North American Waterfowl Management Plan

In 1986, the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) partnership was founded with the goal to restore waterfowl populations to 1970s numbers by implementing conservation projects across priority landscapes in Canada and the United States – Mexico joined in 1994.

One of the continent’s first priority landscapes was Canada’s Prairie Parkland Region, where as much as one third of the continental waterfowl populations breed. The Western Boreal Forest (WBF) has been acknowledged as second only to the Prairie Pothole Region as an important waterfowl breeding area.

Prairie Habitat Joint Venture

The Prairie Habitat Joint Venture (PHJV) partnership was formed in 1986 and further expanded into the Western Boreal Forest in the early 2000s.

The PHJV is affiliated with the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) and works cooperatively with Partners in Flight – Canada, the Canadian Shorebird Conservation Plan and the North American Waterbird Conservation Plan.

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