Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture

The Lower MS Valley Joint Venture is a self-directed, non-regulatory private, state, and federal conservation partnership that exists for the purpose of sustaining bird populations and their habitats within the Lower Mississippi Valley and West Gulf Coastal Plain regions through implementing and communicating the goals and objectives of relevant national and international bird conservation plans.

The Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture functions as the forum in which the private, state, and federal conservation community develops a shared vision of bird conservation for the Lower Mississippi Valley and West Gulf Coastal Plain regions; cooperates in its implementation; and collaborates in its refinement.

Our partnership focuses on the protection, restoration, and management of birds in the Lower Mississippi Valley and West Gulf Coastal Plain regions and their habitats.

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Keith McKnight
2524 South Frontage Road
Suite C
Vicksburg, Mississippi  39180
Phone: 601-629-6604
Fax: 601-636-9541


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3 Introductory articles were found for Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture

Habitat Improvements In Hardwood Plantations On Wetland Reserve Easements


This brochure provides information to assist landowners in conducting a self-evaluation to determine if their plantation is ready for a more in-depth assessment by a natural resource professional, as well as the steps necessary to obtain NRCS approval to carry out prescribed management actions.


Restoration, Management and Monitoring of Forest Resources in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley: Recommendations for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat


The science of forestry is evolving towards landscape planning and is furthering our understanding of the intricate relationships between forest structure and development. We are poised to make great advances in the restoration and management of bottomland hardwood forests and the diversity of wildlife species that require these forests. Furthermore, if the conservation community is to make strides in fulfilling the habitat needs of species dependent upon extant blocks of bottomland hardwood forest, it is imperative that land managers use their habitat needs to derive management prescriptions. It was our shared goal of population sustainability that led to the development of desired forest conditions for forested wetlands in the MAV. Progress towards attaining this goal can best be achieved in an adaptive manner. As such, a detailed, coordinated monitoring program is imperative. With that goal in mind, we offer the following forest restoration, management, and monitoring recommendations to enhance wildlife habitat.


Tool For Assessment And Treatment Of Reforested Bottomland Hardwood Stands On Wetland Reserve Easements


This document was developed by a working group of the Tristate Conservation Partnership (TCP) at the request of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. It is intended to assist the NRCS in  addressing first entry treatment decisions and support compatible use agreement administration for bottomland hardwood plantations on Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE) in the three states.

The TCP is a collaborative effort chartered by the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture  and guided by a steering committee comprised of representatives from NRCS and conservation partners in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Working groups are established through support of both the Arkansas Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV) and Louisiana/Mississippi MAV Conservation Delivery Networks to address specific priorities identified by the TCP steering committee.