Partnership News and Updates

This exciting opportunity is part of a collaborative effort between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the IWJV to further conservation delivery of NRCS Programs.
What happens when landowners come to a workshop where they talk and conservation professionals listen? 
While not offering much for Montana’s dispirited CRP fans, the 2018 Farm Bill’s other land and water conservation programs will provide tens of millions of dollars to help the state’s prairie region.
The 2019 IWJV Conservation Awards Call for Nominations is open until July 31. Check out the five award categories and nominate someone today!


we are

The Intermountain West Joint Venture is a diverse partnership of federal, state and nongovernmental agencies. More >

Management Board | Staff | State Conservation Partnerships | Technical Committee


we work

The IWJV operates across parts of eleven states and encompasses 486 million acres of some of the most diverse and intact landscapes in the West. More >

Character of the Intermountain West


we do

The IWJV conserves priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs. More >

U.S. Habitat Joint Ventures | Plans & Bird Conservation Initiatives | Project Spotlight | Latest News

Colorado Collaborative to Benefit Birds and Agriculture

“Being a Private Lands Wildlife Biologist means that I have the opportunity to tap into the expertise and resources that each of the partners brings to the table,” Emily Chavez stated. 

Mandi Hirsch Joins Team as Collaborative Specialist

Mandi has always had a devoted love and interest in agriculture, rangelands and wildlife.

Intermountain West Joint Venture Presents Conservation Award

Recently retired from a 42-year career in fish and wildlife management, Virgil Moore was presented the John E. Nagel Award.

Water 4 Initiative: Conserving Working Lands in Ways That Matter to People

New IWJV initiative supports agricultural producers, water managers, and other partners with conservation on working lands.

The Power of Partnerships

Explore the heart and soul of the IWJV... people and partnerships.

New Scientific Framework Guides Conserving the Sage

Learn how this new framework provides an approach for making policy and management decisions for sagebrush landscapes.

Digging Deeper Into Flood Irrigation: Webinar & Findings!

Listen to a webinar to learn about the facilitators and constraints to maintaining flood irrigation on the landscape.

Intermountain Insight: A Case Study of the Bi-State

Intermountain Insight’s are a series of fact sheets that dive into recent research, distilling the findings for quick understanding and application.

Waterfowl Plan Update Available Here

The 2018 Update recognizes that social science is a key driver for successful waterfowl and wetlands conservation. 

Leaving a Legacy of Land

Farm Bill programs are a powerful resource for protecting high value wildlife habitat on working lands in the Intermountain West


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