The SGP partnership is a loosely organized collaboration which allows participating members to share information – and when a need arises become more formally engaged with other partners who are involved with specific projects and activities of interest or concern.
The partnership was originally built upon a foundation of other well-established cooperative efforts throughout the landscape, including three North American Waterfowl Management Plan joint ventures and two National Fisheries Habitat Initiative partnerships. Representatives of these partnerships, and many others who have experience with these successful efforts now share what they have learned in support of all species and habitats in the SGP.
Two other organizations that have played special roles in our activities include Texas A&M University (Texas A&M) and the Wildlife Management Institute (WMI), both of which have extensive linkages throughout the SGP region of the United States and help to integrate and fortify this conservation network.
Texas A&M and WMI serve in crucial roles related to the development of science projects. Once science priorities are identified, Texas A&M and WMI help convene technical review teams. and work to prepare project proposal to make it happen.