Gulf Coast Joint Venture The Gulf Coast Joint Venture (GCJV) is a partnership between Ducks Unlimited, federal and state agencies, other non-profit organizations and private landowners dedicated to the conservation of priority bird habitat along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coast. Habitat projects are developed and implemented by 5 regional Initiative Teams of biologists and managers of public and private lands. GCJV partners include numerous other organizations and hundreds of individuals that are involved in specific collaborative habitat, planning or evaluation projects. GCJV office staff coordinates priority bird conservation planning, delivery, and evaluation for the partnership. The GCJV office is located in the U.S. Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, Louisiana. To learn more about the GCJV, visit their website. Find out more information about GCJV's study on Mottled Duck Habitat here.