Introducing our new JV Management Board Members

The SFBJV has undergone many transformations since August 2023, with a new Coordinator, Management Board Chair & Vice Chair, and 12 new Management Board members. The Management Board guides the work of the JV, ensuring that our partnership is achieving the 2022 Implementation Strategy goals. We are incredibly grateful for the support and leadership from … Read more

Beth Huning, San Francisco Bay Joint Venture Coordinator 2001 – 2018, Inducted into California Waterfowler’s Hall of Fame

It is with great joy that we celebrate Beth Huning’s induction into California Waterfowler’s Hall of Fame. The California Fish and Game Commission established the Waterfowler’s Hall of Fame in 1999 to recognize leaders for their significant contributions to protecting  waterfowl and their habitats across California. The 2023 inductees also include Daniel P. Connelly, Joseph … Read more

How to request money from the Federal Government: Programmatic Appropriations & Community Project Funding

Submitting an appropriations request Submitting appropriations requests to senators and representatives is an important part of our Migratory Bird Joint Venture DC Fly-In – it’s how we officially request the funding we advocate for during member meetings in DC. Physically showing up in DC is a critical part to the MBJV advocacy process. Yet, it … Read more

New JV Coordinator, Kelli McCune, Reflects on CA 30×30 Partnership Gathering

Recently codified as law, California’s Pathway to 30×30 lays out the vision for conserving 30% of California’s lands and waters by 2030. In October, conservationists from around California gathered in Riverside, CA at the 30×30 Partnership Gathering hosted by California Natural Resources Agency and the California Biodiversity Network.  Below our new Joint Venture Coordinator, Kelli … Read more

20 years later, a loving farewell to Sandra Scoggin

On June 7, 2023, the SFBJV community came together to celebrate, bid farewell, and thank Sandra Scoggin for her 20 years of service to the JV, and to acknowledge her nearly 30 years in wildlife conservation. Several partners highlighted Sandra’s accomplishments and leadership, speaking to her dedication, hard work, kind and inclusive leadership style, and … Read more

SFBJV 2023 DC Fly In Recap

The SFBJV spent a busy week (March 13 – 17) in DC meeting with Congressional staffers and agency representatives as part of  DC Fly-In. The DC “Fly in” is organized by the Association of Joint Venture Management Boards to advocate for the Migratory Bird Joint Venture Program (MBJV), a tri-national program with 23 habitat and … Read more