Partnership News and Updates

The IWJV recently presented its prestigious Conservation Policy Champion Award. Learn about the recipient here.
The IWJV recently presented its prestigious Conservation Policy Champion Award. Read about the recipient here.
Here's a great read on how many communities in British Columbia are embracing a watershed approach to water management.
This exciting opportunity is part of a collaborative effort and will provide technical assistance to the NRCS for implementing the Working Wet Meadows Initiative as part of Oregon NRCS’ Strategic...


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20-Year Partner in California Wetland Conservation Recognized

Through cooperative agreements, contracts, and direct contributions, CWA continues to build partnerships to deliver on the ground conservation at a landscape scale. The 2014 IWJV Conservation Partner Award was accepted by CWA’s Jake Messerli, Vice President of Conservation Programs and Rick Maher, retired Northeastern California Regional Biologist, at the IWJV’s Spring Management Board Meeting in Spokane, Washington.

Job Alert: Egg Salvage Coordinator

The California Waterfowl Association, through the Dwight Merriman, Jr. Mallard Egg Salvage and Duck Rescue Program, would like to give credit to this success story and build upon it by dedicating a fulltime staff person to coordinate a duck production program that will be modeled after the hugely successful California Wood Duck program.

Idaho Hosts International Migratory Bird Day Celebration

An International Migratory Bird Day celebration is being held in eastern Idaho on May 17. This family-oriented event will take place at the Ducks Unlimited Market Lake Ranch at Roberts, Idaho.

USDA Announces New Conservation Initiatives

New 2014 Farm Bill Programs Help Restore Wetlands, Support Outdoor Recreation Activities, Boost Economy

May 1, 2014 (Orrtanna, Pennsylvania)Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that applications are now being accepted for new, landmark conservation initiatives created by the 2014 Farm Bill. The programs will provide up to $386 million to help farmers restore wetlands, protect working agriculture lands, support outdoor recreation activities, and boost the economy. 

Job Alert: Science Coordinator, Prairie Pothole Joint Venture

This position serves as a permanent, full-time Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 6, Migratory Birds/Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program - Prairie Pothole Joint Venture (PPJV) Science Coordinator.

Landowner Resource Guide for Greater Sage Grouse Conservation

The following information highlights various programs available to landowners that can be leveraged for conserving sage-grouse populations while also promoting sustainable ranching operations.

Agricultural Working Lands and Wildlife Webinar

Participants will learn how fish, invertebrates, and amphibians respond to conservation practices on grass seed farms in intermittent streams and wetlands in western Oregon.

Job Alert: Avian Conservation Biologist, MT

This position is responsible for representing Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks as a liaison with federal, state, and local agencies and the public on non-game migratory bird issues, including Flyway Technical Committees.

Fence Marking Study Seeks to Reduce Grouse Collisions

What bubbles, pops and dances during every spring sunrise in Wyoming? Not much, one might think, as "spring" in Sublette County, Wyoming, often consists of 20-degree mornings with plenty of snow and wind to boot. The Greater Sage-Grouse, however, braves these elements.


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