For decades, the IWJV has worked tirelessly to champion and leverage new funding to support voluntary, incentive-based conservation that benefits priority birds, other wildlife, agriculture, recreation, and forms of economic development. This work benefits western conservation communities, tribal nations, and the future of many that live, recreate, and work in the Intermountain West.
The newly announced America the Beautiful Challenge (ATBC) by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) provides a unique opportunity to leverage and connect partners with strategic priorities related to sagebrush restoration and management and Water 4 conservation.
We are eager to see partners in the Intermountain West work together to submit competitive proposals via states, tribal governments and tribal-affiliated organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other qualifying entities. We can work with you to explore interagency and intergovernmental collaborations on priority projects that support strategic habitat conservation within our region, as well as serve as a critical resource in advancing landscape conservation plans with diverse stakeholders—especially connected to priority sagebrush and wetland conservation species.
We welcome opportunities to use the IWJV’s collaborative, science, and technical expertise to make conservation action happen in local communities across the West through this opportunity. Please reach out to our Water 4 Coordinator, Joy Morris at email@example.com or Director of Strategic Partnerships, Ali Duvall at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to discuss further.