Partnership News and Updates

The positions will provide technical assistance to the Natural Resources Conservation Service and will be marketing and delivering Farm Bill conservation programs. 
“We are elated to have Ed joining the IWJV Team and leading the Working Wet Meadows Initiative in SONEC,” said Dave Smith, IWJV Coordinator.
Approximately $200,000 has been earmarked for social science grants, and several are expected to be awarded. The deadline for submitting proposals is Nov. 30, 2017. 
The grant funds recently received will address these challenges by building on the work of the two previous NAWCA grant awards.

Who

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

Where

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

What

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

Science to Solutions: Conifer Removal Boosts Nest Success

Taken together, these studies show that landscape-level conifer removal can effectively increase habitat availability and boost success for sage grouse.

Ducks with Nose Rings Help Researchers Learn About Wetlands

Researchers are conducting a long-term demographic study of female lesser scaup by applying nasal markers that allow the ducks to be easily identified at a distance.

What's #350species All About?

The goal of this campaign is to share stories about the sagebrush ecosystem, its diversity of life, and the work BLM and their partners are doing to conserve it.

Are We Encouraging Farmers to Keep Flood Irrigating? Yes and Here’s Why!

Numerous IWJV partners recently spoke to the Capital Press about flood irrigating and how birds and people benefit from this agricultural practice.

Building a Strong Team in SONEC, a Quarterly Report





Click here for brief highlights from the SONEC WWMI Quarterly Report for July-September 2016.

Sagebrush Songbirds Under the Sage Grouse Umbrella

New songbird maps provide tools to help expand the benefits of sage grouse conservation to more wildlife species in the sagebrush community.

Fire Science Digest focuses on Secretarial Order 3336

The attached newsletter summarizes the purpose and need of this order, its implementation and the partners involved.

New Sagebrush Conservation and Communications Staff Join the IWJV Team

Please join us in welcoming new Sagebrush Collaborative Conservation Specialist and new Communications Program Coordinator.

Inaugural Washington Waterfowl Surveys to Guide Working Lands Conservation

Conservation partners in the Channeled Scablands are developing solutions for working landscapes to protect and enhance both wildlife habitat and the region’s agricultural way of life.

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