Partnership News and Updates

 Joel is a true community-based conservation leader and helps to promote this conservation at model scales.
His long-term commitment to conservation places him in an elite category of wildlife professionals and deserving of the IWJV’s John E. Nagel Award.
Americans spent an estimated $156.3 billion on equipment, travel, licenses, and fees to participate in some form of fishing, hunting, or other wildlife-associated recreation in 2016 alone.
A recent study indicates that time invested in reaching out to landowners about conservation programs and encouraging them to accompany habitat monitoring activities on their land is time well spent.

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

Flood Irrigation for Agriculture Mimics Historical Wet Meadow Habitat

Since much of the West’s freshwater wetlands are privately owned, these private lands are essential to strategic bird conservation efforts.

Conserving the Wet Places: New Mesic Layer Available Online

The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative just unveiled a brand new strategy aimed at conserving mesic habitats, which are the places where water meets land.

Job Alert! Sagebrush Ecosystem Alliance Coordinator in Utah

The SEA coordinator will work with a wide array of stakeholders in the conservation and management of the sagebrush ecosystem.

Video Recordings Available on Latest Conifer Science

Find 20 videos on the recently published studies that describe solutions to help land managers and landowners cut trees in the right places. 

The Sage Grouse are Dancing in Montana!

These are the dancing grounds where the male birds puff out their chests and fan their tail feathers every morning hoping to woo a hen. Make sure you turn up the volume to hear the sounds of the sagebrush sea.

Contract Alert! Seeking Contractors for Web Development, Design and Support

We are currently seeking Web Development, Design and Support Services as part of our collaborative sagebrush conservation partnership with the BLM.

Funding Available to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands in the West

The NRCS is encouraging partners to propose projects that focus on improving water quality as well as habitat on working landscapes.

Job Alert! Seeking a Wetland Wildlife Conservation Delivery Biologist

This position will be administered by the IWJV and key funding partners and will be an employee of the Harney Soil & Water Conservation District

Cornell Small Grants Program for Land Trusts

This grants program supports land trusts in prioritizing lands for bird conservation, developing and implementing bird monitoring projects, and managing habitats, among other elements.

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