The mission of the Upper Mississippi River and Great Lakes Region Joint Venture (UMGL JV) is to deliver the full spectrum of bird conservation through regionally based, biologically driven, landscape-oriented partnerships.
The DNR uses Management Plans to define a long-range planning and management strategy for State Park and Recreation Areas that reflects the DNR and Park and Recreation Division's mission statements. Management planning expands the concept of a master plan by putting greater emphasis on natural and cultural resources, educational opportunities, and operating decisions at each location.
The Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Protection Plan provides a description of the watershed (including such topics as bodies of water, population, land use, municipalities, and recreational activities), summarizes each of the nine subwatersheds to Grand Traverse Bay, and outlines current water quality conditions in the bay. Within the two-year development phase of the protection plan, water quality threats were identified and efforts to address these issues were researched, developed, and prioritized.
The Lake Ontario Biodiversity Conservation Strategy report presents the recommendations of a bi- national strategy to protect and restore, to the full extent possible, the native biodiversity and critical natural processes of Lake Ontario (including the Upper St. Lawrence River). The Lake Ontario Biodiversity Conservation Strategy focuses on key ecosystem components (referred to as biodiversity targets in this report), identifies the threats to the viability of these seven biodiversity targets, and recommends a framework for action to protect and restore the lake.
The Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) is intended to provide a status report on the health of the Lake Michigan ecosystem and a summary of the activities related to the Lake Michigan LaMP that have occurred during 2006-2008. Each chapter provides reports on current status, challenges, indicators, and next steps for a specific sub-goal area.
The Lake Michigan Biodiversity Conservation Strategy is a multi-agency initiative designed to identify specific strategies and actions to protect and conserve the native biodiversity of Lake Michigan. This is one of the five biodiversity conservation strategies, or blueprints, The Nature Conservancy produced for the Great Lakes.
Michigan's Wildlife Action Plan is a partner-developed strategic framework to cooperatively conserve wildlife and their habitats. The 2015 revised plan focuses on priority habitats, and uses rare and common wildlife as measures of progress towards achieving the plan's goals. The partner-identified priorities link with existing programs and plans such as the Michigan Waterfowl Legacy, the Lake Sturgeon Rehabilitation Strategy, the Kirtland's Warbler Recovery Plan and the Pheasant Restoration Initiative.
The Lake Erie Biodiversity Conservation Strategy is a binational initiative designed to support the efforts of the Lake Erie LaMP by identifying specific strategies and actions to protect and conserve the native biodiversity of Lake Erie.This is one of the five biodiversity conservation strategies, or blueprints, produced for the Great Lakes.
The Wisconsin Wildlife Action Plan (WWAP) is the comprehensive resource for the conservation of rare and declining species and their habitats in Wisconsin. The overall mission of state wildlife action plans such as this one is to identify Species of Greatest Conservation Need and their habitat and describe conservation actions to respond to the issues and threats that affect them.