Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative

GPC's stewardship team in the field.

The Listen Up Collaborative is an expansion of a successful partnership of Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) and Jefferson Land Trust (JLT) designed to improve the long-term survival of Western Washington forest bird species. The partnership began with a small grant from the Cornell Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative (LTBCI) in 2022. Continued support was provided in 2023 from LTBCI, and the partners became a Conservation Collaborative in 2024.

A program to manage for fire and climate resilience in the Northwest, share acoustic bird monitoring knowledge, and enhance habitat for bird conservation in Western Washington, the Listen Up Collaborative worked on developing tools and protocols for the partnership in 2022 and 2023.