Partnership News and Updates

The portal was born out of a new effort to support the BLM and its partners in implementing strategic conservation practices across public and neighboring private lands.
Apply now for a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Grant!
This special 2017 State of the Birds report identifies benefits for agriculture,forestry, and conservation.  
The SONEC Working Wetlands Conservation Delivery Coordinator position serves to support strategic, partner-driven conservation of working wet meadows in Southern Oregon-Northeastern California.

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

Saving Sage Grouse from the Trees: New Study Shows Benefits of Targeted Tree Removal to Declining Birds

Proactive conservation that removes encroaching trees helps maintain sage grouse populations within their remaining strongholds, according to a study published today.

Partnership Funding Achieved to Map Range-Wide Conifer Removal for Sage Grouse Conservation

Simply stated, sage grouse hate trees. Birds of prey seeking a meal perch unseen atop invading conifer trees for a lofty view. A recent study in Eastern Oregon revealed that after tree canopy cover expands a mere 4% into a sagebrush landscape, no breeding sites in the study area remained active.

Farm Bill is Critical to Farmers, Ranchers and Birds

Tammy VerCauteren from Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and John W. Fitzpatrick from Cornell Lab of Ornithology detail the importance of the Farm Bill to landowners and birds.

SGI Launches New Website

Sage Grouse Initiative is pleased to announce their fully re-designed website that captures the beauty of the sagebrush-steppe and the dedication of landowners and partners who are stepping up to do their part for sage grouse and sustainable ranching.

2013 NAWCA Small Grants Deadline

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Small Grants Program is accepting proposals for projects, submission deadline is Oct. 31.

Achieving Success by Focusing on Common Goals

In June, I visited Baggs, Wyoming with the group Partners for Conservation (PFC) for their annual Private Lands Partners Day. This group grew out of the successful partnership in the Blackfoot Valley of Montana and has expanded to include others from across the country who share an interest in community based conservation.

SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report: April-June 2013

The SGI SWAT team’s 24 dedicated and enthusiastic range conservationists, wildlife biologists, and natural resource specialists not only help get conservation on the ground but also spread the shared vision of achieving wildlife conservation through sustainable ranching throughout the West. Below are some of the incredible highlights from the SWAT field team and the IWJV’s efforts to support SGI delivery this reporting period.

Desert Fish Habitat Partnership is requesting project proposals

The Desert Fish Habitat Partnership (DFHP) is requesting submission of project proposals for the 2014 National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) funding cycle and other potential funding sources.

Profiling the Idaho Bird Observatory

Check out this profile of the Idaho Bird Observatory and learn about their dynamic combination of monitoring, research, and public outreach.

Intermountain Bird Observatory

The Intermountain Bird Observatory (IBO): Impacting human lives and significantly contributing to conservation through a unique combination of cooperative research focusing on migratory birds, education, discovery of the natural world, and community engagement.

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