Partnership News and Updates

We are currently seeking Web Development, Design and Support Services as part of our collaborative sagebrush conservation partnership with the BLM.
The NRCS is encouraging partners to propose projects that focus on improving water quality as well as habitat on working landscapes.
Access a new Story Map that illustrates some of the Migratory Bird Joint Ventures recent accomplishments.
This position will be administered by the IWJV and key funding partners and will be an employee of the Harney Soil & Water Conservation District. 

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

Welcoming New Staff Members

 Let's give a big welcome to two new staff members. Introducing Jim Stutzman, Habitat Delivery Specialist, and Brian McDonald, Agreements & Grants Specialist.

IWJV Identifying Science Priorities: 2013-2018

Consistent with our approach to conservation science, the IWJV has developed a series of three technical documents that outline the scientific principles, habitat priorities, and conservation strategies adopted by the IWJV to guide investments of science resources from 2013 to 2018 and beyond.

Attached please find:

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Science Principles and Framework
  3. Habitat Prioritization
  4. Wetland Focal Strategies

 

 

 

A View of Bird Habitat Conservation from the Fiscal Cliff

It was mid-December, back in the day when many of us thought that New Year’s Eve 2012 would be marked by a colossal fiscal cliff budget deal that brought some certainty to our Nation’s economic picture...

What’s Good for Sage Grouse is Good for Sparrows, Thrashers, and Ranchers Too

What do Brewer’s Sparrow, Sage Sparrow, Sage Thrasher, and Greater Sage-Grouse have in common? You guessed it, sagebrush vegetation. And like the iconic sage grouse, populations of these birds are in decline. Partners in Flight and the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) have identified each bird as a conservation priority...

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