The Central Hardwoods Joint Venture (CHJV) is a
partnership of state and federal government agencies and non-governmental
organizations who work together to ensure the long-term viability
of native bird populations.
We concentrate our conservation efforts in the Central Hardwoods
Bird Conservation Region (CHBCR), including the Ozark Highlands,
Boston Mountains and Interior Lowland Plateaus. The area comprises
75 million acres of rolling hills covered primarily with hardwood
forests interspersed with glades and woodlands and crisscrossed
by deep river valleys.
Many of the bird species that inhabit this area migrate between
Mexico, the Central Hardwoods and Canada. To protect native bird
species throughout their ranges, we will work on conservation projects
with partners in Mexico and Canada in areas that these birds use
for breeding or over-wintering.
The CHJV office staff coordinates, assists and works
with partners and others concerned with the conservation of
bird populations and habitats in the Central Hardwoods Region.