Partner Spotlight:

The events of 2020 highlighted the critical importance of people coming together across party, sector and organization lines to solve big problems. It involves thinking outside the box, being inclusive of others, and aspiring to innovative approaches and building partnerships that help meet the needs of everyone involved.

It is for this reason that we have chosen to spotlight the many partners who have come together to deliver the Central Grasslands Roadmap—a collaborative guide to increase conservation of North America’s Central Grasslands, which span 500 million acres across Indigenous Lands, Canada, the United States and Mexico.  The mix includes representatives from eight diverse sectors: Indigenous communities and Nations, province and state-level agencies, industry, private land owners/managers/producers, academia, non-governmental organizations, foundations, and federal governments of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

This collective effort is guided by a science-based approach that respects and honors diverse voices—including cultural strategies, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and generations of experience of private landowners, ejidos, and Indigenous/First Nation communities. Together, this diverse array of partners are collectively sharing and leveraging best practices, research, and funding and creating collaborative opportunities that address grassland conservation needs across the Central Flyway.

In July, Roadmap partners convened for a virtual summit to begin the Roadmap creation process.  Click here to view the opening presentations.

Thank you to the following Central Grasslands Roadmap partners for contributions to this important effort:

American Bird Conservancy   |   American Wind & Wildlife Institute   |   Audubon Rockies   |   Bird Conservancy of the Rockies | Blackfeet Nation   |   Canadian Wildlife Service   |   Colorado Parks and Wildlife   |   CONABIO   |   Conoco Phillips   |   Kansas State University   |   Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks   |   National Fish and Wildlife Foundation    |   National Wildlife Federation   |   Natural Resources Conservation Service   |   North Dakota Natural Resource Trust   |   NRCS South Dakota   |   Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture   |   Partners for Conservation   |   Government of Saskatchewan   |   Texas Parks and Wildlife   |   Tristate Energy   |   U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service   |   U.S. Forest Service International   |   Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon   |   Winnett ACES   |   World Wildlife Fund

Thank you also to the following Roadmap sponsors for their support:

ConocoPhillips   |   Canadian Wildlife Service   |   General Mills   |   Audubon Rockies   |   The State of Texas   |   Dixon Water Foundation   |   Ducks Unlimited   |   Edison Electric Institute   |   North Dakota Game and Fish Department   |   State of Nebraska Game & Parks Development   |   Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, Inc.   |   Turner Foundation, Inc.   |   North Dakota Natural Resources Trust

2020 Partners

Our Partners

Our conservation efforts are sustained through collaboration with over 250 partners, working together to meet shared objectives, leverage resources, share expertise and build upon each other’s successes. Together, we form a network of allied organizations working to conserve, enhance and restore critical bird habitat across North America.

Adams County Commission
Adams County Parks and Community Resources Dept.
Aiken Audubon Society
AloTerra Restoration Services
American Bird Conservancy
American Birding Association
Animas Watershed Partnership
Appalachian Joint Venture
Arizona Game & Fish Dept
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Audubon Center at Bent of the River
Audubon Nebraska
Audubon New Mexico
Audubon Rockies
Avian Science Center
Barr Lake State Park
Battelle Memmorial Institute
BBC Natural History Unit
Beattie, Chadwick & Houpt, LLP
Beyond the Call Auctions
Birds Canada
Birds Caribbean
Black Canyon Audubon Society
Bobolink Foundation
Borderlands Research Institute, Sul Ross State University
Boulder County Parks and Open Space
Brighton Chamber of Commerce
Brighton Legacy Foundation
Brown Mill Ranch LLC
Bureau of Land Management
Butterfly Pavilion
Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area
Canadian Wildlife Service
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Chama Peak Land Alliance
Chase Bank
Chico Basin Ranch
Christian Living Communities
Christmas Bird Count, Audubon
City of Boulder Opens Space & Mountain Parks
City of Brighton
City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Program
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
Collaborative of the SCFD
Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education
Colorado Association of Conservation Districts
Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust
Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, CSU
Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition
Colorado Dept. of Agriculture
Colorado Dept. of Natural Resources
Colorado First Conservation District
Colorado Mountain Club
Colorado Natural Heritage Program
Colorado Open Lands
Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Colorado Parks and Recreation Association
Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners
Colorado State Forest Service
Colorado State Land Board
Colorado State University
Colorado State University
Colorado State University – Extension
Colorado State University Ascend
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Connecting Conservation
Conservacion de Islas
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Denver Audubon
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics, CSU
Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, CSU
Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Dixon Water Foundation
Ducks Unlimited
Earth Lab Analytics Hub, University of Colorado
EDM International Inc.
Elevated Outdoor Sales, LLC
Environment for the Americas
Environmental Defense Fund
ERO Resources Corporation
Especies, Sociedad y Habitat
ESU 13
Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacón de la Naturaleza
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Fort Collins Rotary Club
Fundacion Cuenca Los Ojos
Gardens on Spring Creek
Gates Family Foundation
Grand Valley Audubon Society
Great Northern LCC
Gunnison Conservation District
Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center
IMC-Vida Silvestre, A.C.
Independent consultant
Intermountain Bird Observatory
Intermountain West Joint Venture
Jefferson County Open Space
John Austin Cheley Foundation
Kansas Dept. Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Kansas State University
Klamath Bird Observatory
La Plata Open Space Conservancy
Land Trust Alliance
Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas
Larimer County Natural Resources
Las Damas Ranch / Pasticultores del Desierto, A.C.
Local Color Magazine
Mesa Ecological Services, LLC
Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature
Michael Bennet, Western Slope Regional Director
Middle Park Conservation District
Middle Park Land Trust
Missouri Department of Conservation
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative
Montezuma Land Conservancy
Mountain Studies Institute
MPG Ranch

Mule Deer Foundation
National Association of Conservation Districts
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
National Park Service
National Wild Turkey Federation
National Wildlife Federation
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Nebraska Environmental Trust
Nebraska Forest Service
Nebraska Game & Parks
New Belgium Brewing Co.
New Mexico Dept. of Game & Fish
North Dakota Game and Fish Dept
North Dakota Natural Resources Trust
Northern Great Plains Joint Venture
Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Oklahoma State University – Extension
Oregon State University
Partners for Conservation
Paskwa Consultants Ltd.
Pheasants Forever
Playa Lakes Joint Venture
Plum Creek Timber Company
Point Blue Conservation Science
Prince William Network
Pronatura Noreste
Pronatura Noreste
Purgatoire Wildlife Ranch
Rainwater Basin Joint Venture
Rancher in Montana: leading Range Monitoring Group
Ranchers Stewardship Alliance
Regalis Environmental, LLC
Ricketts Conservation Foundation
Rio Grande Joint Venture
RiversEdge West, Dolores River Restoration Partnership
Riverside Discovery Center
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Sand County Foundation
Sandhills Task Force
Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District
Save The Poudre
Shavano Conservation District
Signarama Brighton
Sky Island Alliance
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
Sonoran Joint Venture
South Dakota Dept. of Game, Fish & Parks
South Dakota Grassland Coalition
Southern Sierra Research Station
Southwest Climate Science Center
Southwest Decision Resources
Sterling Ranch Development Co.
Sustainable Living Association
Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.
The Caribou Companies
The Jones Center at Ichauway
The Nature Center at Butler Corner
The Nature Conservancy
Thornburg Foundation
Three Rivers Alliance
Thunder Basin Grasslands Prairie Ecosystem Association
Tracy Aviary
Trees, Water, People
Tucson Audubon Society
U.S. Consulate General Juarez
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. State Department
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon
Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango
University of Colorado Denver
University of Costa Rica
University of Manitoba
University of Montana
University of Oklahoma
University of Wyoming
Upper Gunnison River Watershed Conservancy District
US Forest Service – International Programs
US Forest Service – International Programs
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA Forest Service
USDA Forest Service, Bridger-Teton National Forest
USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest
USDA Forest Service, Cooperative Foresty
USDA Forest Service, Four Forest Restoration Initiative
USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Region
USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Region
USDA Forest Service, Northern Reion
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
USFS, State ande Private Forestry
USFWS Region 2
USFWS, Monarch Butterfly Habitat Development Project
USFWS, Partners for Wildlife
USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System
USFWS-Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival
Vail Health Foundation
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation
Wachiska Audubon Society
Western Colorado University
Western Governors Association
Western Rivers Conservancy
Whiting Petroleum
Wild Wings Environmental Education
Wildcat Hills Audubon Society
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Wildlife Conservation Society
Willistown Conservation Trust
Wind River Indian Reservation
Wineinger-Davis Ranch
World Wildlife Fund
World Wildlife Fund – Mexico
Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts
Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Wyoming Natural Diversity Database
Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust
Xerces Society
Yampa Valley Birding Club
Zamorano University