Partnership News and Updates

This exciting opportunity is part of a collaborative effort between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the IWJV to further conservation delivery of NRCS Programs.
What happens when landowners come to a workshop where they talk and conservation professionals listen? 
While not offering much for Montana’s dispirited CRP fans, the 2018 Farm Bill’s other land and water conservation programs will provide tens of millions of dollars to help the state’s prairie region.
The 2019 IWJV Conservation Awards Call for Nominations is open until July 31. Check out the five award categories and nominate someone today!

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

Landowner Resource Guide for Greater Sage Grouse Conservation

The following information highlights various programs available to landowners that can be leveraged for conserving sage-grouse populations while also promoting sustainable ranching operations.

Agricultural Working Lands and Wildlife Webinar

Participants will learn how fish, invertebrates, and amphibians respond to conservation practices on grass seed farms in intermittent streams and wetlands in western Oregon.

Job Alert: Avian Conservation Biologist, MT

This position is responsible for representing Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks as a liaison with federal, state, and local agencies and the public on non-game migratory bird issues, including Flyway Technical Committees.

Fence Marking Study Seeks to Reduce Grouse Collisions

What bubbles, pops and dances during every spring sunrise in Wyoming? Not much, one might think, as "spring" in Sublette County, Wyoming, often consists of 20-degree mornings with plenty of snow and wind to boot. The Greater Sage-Grouse, however, braves these elements.

Online Resources for Migratory Bird Information

This guide provides a synopsis of online resources useful when learning more about birds and the implementation bird conservation.

Science to Solutions Series: Targeting Conifer Removal

In the Great Basin, conifers have expanded their range by 600 percent, affecting millions of acres. That’s a big problem for sage grouse since as much as 90% of that expansion has come at the cost of sagebrush ecosystems.

Progress on 2014 Farm Bill Implementation

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced significant progress on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), which President Obama signed into law on February 7.

Bird Conservation Regions Map Revised

Scientists have a new resource at their disposal to aid in landscape planning and bird conservation, as Bird Studies Canada’s National GIS Laboratory publishes updates to the Bird Conservation Region (BCR) digital layers and maps.

Conservationists Claim Victory on New Farm Bill

Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill, where two of their top priorities made it into law.

3,500 Acres Will Be Conserved Thanks to Funds Awarded in the Intermountain West

Four North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) proposals were recently awarded funding in the IWJV region.

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