Wildlife interests and agricultural interests often have stood on opposite sides of the same fence. Needs for land and land management often conflict, which fosters the illusion that they cannot successfully coexist. For more than 18 years, the PPJV has worked to find common ground where both wildlife and agricultural interests can work together in the prairie pothole region.
To succeed in its mission, the PPJV has the following organizational structure:
P.O. Box 25486 DFC
Denver, Colorado 80225
The PPJV Management Board provides broad oversight, guidance and financial support for the PPJV, working and taking action at local, regional and national levels in matters of policy, legislative and funding issues that may impact the PPJV. Board members are experienced and qualified administrators that represent the following agencies and organizations:
Paul J. Baicich
Steve Guertin (Chairman)
Tom Melius (Co-Chair)
HABITAT AND POPULATION EVALUATION TEAM OFFICES
These offices (Bismarck, ND and Fergus Falls, MN) provide partners with technical assistance and information to aid in achieving the goals and objectives of the various bird initiatives and the PPJV. They serve as the lead teams for biological planning, monitoring and evaluation within the PPJV. Cooperative efforts with partners and an adaptive management approach are integral to their operations. Click here to learn more about HAPET offices.
PPJV Standing Committees
Composed of 11 recognized experts in waterfowl, landbird, shorebird, waterbird biology, adaptive resource management, prairie ecology, agricultural issues, bio-economics, human dimensions, and prairie wetland/grassland issues, this committee provides strategic planning, technical assessment and assistance in advancing PPJV objectives.
The Technical Committee works with ad hoc working groups and with a network of science peers who will be asked to assist depending on the issue.
Composed of a variety of communications experts and Management Board members, this group plans, develops, conducts and evaluates a communication and education strategy for internal and external audiences of the PPJV.
State Action Groups/Steering Committees/All Bird Working Groups
These are broad-based groups whose members support the various bird initiatives and the objectives of the PPJV within their respective state. Membership includes key partners with a wide array of interests and perspectives. These groups provide coordination for planning, monitoring and evaluation, research and project development; coordination for funding proposals, facilitate communications and provide strategic planning and recommendations to the PPJV.