The Montana Bird Conservation Partnership has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Northern Great Plains Joint Venture to support partner participation and meeting costs. The MBCP provides a forum for coordination within and among the Joint Ventures to support all-bird conservation under the major bird initiatives and the Northern Great Plains, Prairie Pothole, and Intermountain West Joint Venture Implementation Plans. The enhanced capacity provided through meeting support from the NGPJV will support our most active participants and attract new and welcome partners from within the conservation community, such as land trusts, conservation district councils, and other non-governmental organizations.

Travel support awards will be available for eligible partners through this grant for our next MBCP meeting in fall 2011. Details will be forthcoming.