Partnership News and Updates

The positions will provide technical assistance to the Natural Resources Conservation Service and will be marketing and delivering Farm Bill conservation programs. 
“We are elated to have Ed joining the IWJV Team and leading the Working Wet Meadows Initiative in SONEC,” said Dave Smith, IWJV Coordinator.
Approximately $200,000 has been earmarked for social science grants, and several are expected to be awarded. The deadline for submitting proposals is Nov. 30, 2017. 
The grant funds recently received will address these challenges by building on the work of the two previous NAWCA grant awards.

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 >

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Early Removal of Invasive Conifers Essential to Habitat Restoration for Sage Grouse

Research led by The Nature Conservancy and released in mid-September validates efforts to limit the encroachment of juniper and other conifers in sagebrush habitats.

Deadline Extended for Neotropical Migratory Birds Proposals, Dec. 3

Because of the government shutdown, the deadline for applying to the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act program has been extended, and proposals are now due no later than December 3, 2013.

Farm Bill Deliberations Begin October 28

he House-Senate conference on the farm bill is likely to begin the week of October 28, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told The Hagstrom Report tonight after the Senate voted to reopen the government and begin a budget process.

Small Grant Deadline Extended for Wetland Conservation Proposals, Nov. 7

Due to the government shutdown and related computer problems, the deadline for the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Small Grants program has been extended.

Profile Your Project!

We are asking conservation partners that have benefited from IWJV funding, partnership support, and/or science to help us track accomplishments. In so doing, we are rolling individual successes into a cumulative total to tell the story at a regional scale of collaborative bird habitat conservation through science and partnerships.

Sage Grouse Initiative Field Staff Earn Top Awards From Pheasants Forever

Sage Grouse Initiative field staff Gillian Brooks and Scott Scroggie earned prestigious awards from Pheasants Forever at a recent national staff meeting in Estes Park, Colorado.

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.

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