The LMV Joint Venture is overseen and directed by a private, state, federal Management Board. Membership is open to any agency or organization that by virtue of mission or legislative authority commits to sharing in the responsibility of implementing national and international bird conservation plans within the LMV region. Member organizations are expected to commit energy and resources to developing a shared vision of bird conservation for the LMV and coordinating their otherwise independent actions in the cooperative pursuit and refinement of that vision. Management Board representatives are expected to represent their agency or organization at an administrative and policy level on matters pertaining to allocating human and financial resources to the protection, restoration, and management actions that are inherent to sustained, long term conservation. Recognizing that the commitment of member agencies/organizations is voluntary and subservient to the organization's mission, authorities, and budgetary capabilities, Management Board members are expected to participate regularly and fully in advancing the goals and objectives of the LMV Joint Venture. Board members will be expected to attend two Management Board meetings a year; participate in conference calls or ad hoc working groups; and fulfill other such responsibilities in the course of a year as may be deemed appropriate by the Board as a whole. As further described in the Management Board's Operating Procedures, the Board is open on an adjunct basis to agencies, organizations, or individuals whose mission may not lend itself to sharing fully in the broad spectrum of conservation actions inherent in implementing national and international bird conservation plans but yet have an abiding interest in a joint commitment of energies and resources on specific areas of mutual concern, e.g. carbon sequestration, sustainable forestry, or wetland restoration.