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 >

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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 >

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Visit the Newly Updated Avian Knowledge Network Webpage

AKN is a partnership of people, institutions and government agencies supporting the conservation of birds and their habitats based on data, the adaptive management paradigm, and the best available science.

Changes in Capacity Grants Program

Due to constraints associated with the timing of annual federal appropriations in recent fiscal years, the Capacity Grant Program schedule has been permanently changed.

Progressing Towards a Farm Bill

The four principal Farm Bill negotiators set Thanksgiving as an informal deadline to reach an agreement on a Farm Bill framework. That deadline has come and gone without resolution, but...

Regal (Almost) Eagle of the Grasslands: Ferruginous Hawk

The Ferruginous Hawk—North America’s largest hawk—is often mistaken for an eagle due to its size.

Applications for Conservation Stewardship Program Due Jan. 17

Through the Conservation Stewardship Program, farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners are going the extra mile to conserve our nation’s resources.

Job Alert: Sage Grouse Initiative Seeking Rangeland Ecologist in Utah

This position is part of a collaborative effort among the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR), Mule Deer Foundation (MDF), Utah Chukar Foundation (UCF), National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Safari Club and Pheasants Forever to further the delivery of the NRCS Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI).

Ranching Rebooted: At Matador Ranch, what’s good for the prairie is good for its people

In northeastern Montana, not far from the Canadian border, the volcanic uplift of the Little Rocky Mountains is visible across 100 miles of prairie.

Job Alert: Ducks Unlimited Hiring Regional Biologist

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. is seeking an experienced Regional Biologist to be located in Rancho Cordova, CA. This biologist position is part of a team responsible for conserving, enhancing, and restoring wetlands and associated habitats in California’s Sacramento Valley and Intermountain West, Nevada, and southern Oregon.

Pond It and Plug It: Restoring Wet Meadows in Northern California (CA)

By Jim Stutzman, IWJV Habitat Delivery Specialist

Human activity unquestionably alters a landscape. However, some human practices can mimic natural processes and create a mile-wide banquet hall for many a migrating bird.

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