Washington State Conservation Partnership

The Washington Conservation Partnership is a self-directed work group including representatives from State and Federal agencies, tribes, non-government conservation organizations, land trusts, local conservation districts, universities and private landowners. The primary goal is to use public-private partnerships to conserve important wildlife habitat throughout eastern Washington. Emphasis is placed on strategic conservation of wetland, sage-steppe, riparian, and Palouse Prairie grassland habitats. Activities of the Partnership are facilitated by the IWJV Washington Coordinator and formal decisions are made by an Executive Committee comprised of representatives of the following entities: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited, Yakima Nation and the IWJV Washington Coordinator. The Partnership welcomes input from conservation oriented interest groups and individuals focused on strategic habitat conservation within the IWJV boundary of eastern Washington.

Cheever Lake is a restored wetland on Turnbull National Wildlife Refugem south of Cheney, Washington.

Project Spotlight

Diverse parties are working together under the coordinated efforts of the Intermountain West Joint Venture State Conservation Partnership to focus on developing a long-term vision and tools for wetlands conservation in Washington’s Channeled Scablands.

By Terry Mansfield, IWJV State Conservation Partnership Coordinator, Washington It’s a breezy, late-March morning in eastern Washington and the sky is alive with thousands of waterfowl migrating north to their summer breeding grounds in Canada and Alaska. The many types of wetlands in this region are covered with Northern pintail, Mallards, Wigeon, Gadwall, Cinnamon teal, Lesser scaup, Redhead...