Management Board

The IWJV Management Board is a governing body that is responsible for directing and accomplishing the mission of the IWJV. Board members serve specified term limits, meet four times per year and receive no compensation for their services. At its core, the Management Board is committed to achieving the IWJV’s goals of developing strong science, providing funding and leverage opportunities, strengthening the public-private partnership, employing strategic communications, and monitoring and evaluation of outcomes to accomplish its vitally important work.

The Management Board adheres to a set of Bylaws, reviews and approves programs and projects, directs standing and ad-hoc committees, and directs and oversees the IWJV Coordinator, who in turn, directs the work of staff, contractors, and the day-to-day operation of the Joint Venture.

IWJV Management Board members share a common passion for bird and other wildlife habitat, as well as a strong desire to nurture and grow partnerships with other entities in order to accomplish significant and meaningful conservation work in the Intermountain West. The Management Board consists of no greater than 21 members consisting of the following representatives: 1) state wildlife agencies within the boundaries of the IWJV, 2) federal resource management agencies, 3) non-governmental conservation organizations, 4) non-governmental for-profit entities, and 5) private landowners.


State Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Idaho Farmer and Rancher
Director, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Vice Chair of IWJV's Management Board
Public Finance Director, Pheasants Forever
Avian Program Manager, PacifiCorp
Director of Conservation Programs-Western Region, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Wildlife Bureau Chief, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
President/CEO, Mule Deer Foundation
Ladder Livestock Company, LLC
Regional Forester for the Intermountain Region, U.S. Forest Service
Central Flyway Conservation Strategy & Policy Advisor, Audubon Rockies, National Audubon Society
Environmental Coordinator, ConocoPhillips Company
Rolling Stone Ranch, Montana
Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chair of IWJV's Management Board
Director, Nevada Department of Wildlife