Partnership News and Updates

The 2017 IWJV Conservation Awards Call for Nominations is open until June 30. Check out our new Conservation Partner Award categories.
Conserving habitats on working agricultural lands is crucial to sustaining healthy populations of ducks and geese.
One bird's data will contribute to the formation of a plan and conservation partnerships that create hope for curlews across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, and more!
The Trust for Public Land is restoring a previously industrialized site to re-establish fish habitat, wetlands, and floodplains, improve water quality, and enhance migratory bird habitat.

Who

we are

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

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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

Study on Water-saving Benefits of Flood Irrigation

University of Wyoming researchers recently published an article about how flood-irrigation benefits wildlife in the summer issue of Western Confluence.

New Report: Maintaining Sagebrush-Covered Landscapes Keeps Water on the Land

Removing invading conifer trees improves the health of sagebrush ecosystems, providing better habitat for wildlife and better forage for livestock.

SGI Partnership Exceeds 2.75 million Acres of Sagebrush Conservation

Each quarter, the Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) reports the latest accomplishments from our on-the-ground partner positions in the field, along with our science and communications efforts.

BLM and Joint Venture Adopt Partnership, $5 Million Agreement

The Bureau of Land Management and the IWJV have formalized a partnership effort to help maintain the West’s “sagebrush sea.”

Grant Cap Raised to $100,000 for Wetland Conservation

Here’s some exciting news for conservation funding! The North American Wetlands Conservation Act Council recently decided to raise the Small Grants cap to $100,000.

Scientific Research Shows How To Reduce The Risk Of Crop Cultivation To Protect Sage Grouse

A new research paper compiles research on sage grouse mating leks with data showing the landscapes most at-risk for conversion to cropland.

Power Company Donation Helps Sage Grouse Habitat

Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power are continuing their partnership with the Sage Grouse Initiative by donating $20,000 to help conserve Greater Sage Grouse habitat.

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