Partnership News and Updates

The IWJV recently presented its prestigious Conservation Policy Champion Award. Learn about the recipient here.
The IWJV recently presented its prestigious Conservation Policy Champion Award. Read about the recipient here.
Here's a great read on how many communities in British Columbia are embracing a watershed approach to water management.
This exciting opportunity is part of a collaborative effort and will provide technical assistance to the NRCS for implementing the Working Wet Meadows Initiative as part of Oregon NRCS’ Strategic...


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The Intermountain West Joint Venture is a diverse partnership of federal, state and nongovernmental agencies. More >

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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 >

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The IWJV conserves priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs. More >

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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.

Western Colonial Waterbird Survey

Many states in the western U.S. identified information on colonial waterbird distribution and populations as a priority; including determining their status, identifying conservation issues, and refining conservation actions. A survey of these species was coordinated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the interior western states.

Job Alert: Shorebird Habitats Project Coordinator

Would you like to make significant contributions toward integrated wetland management, coastal conservation, and the recovery of shorebird populations in North America? Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences has an immediate opening!

Science to Solutions Series: Marking High-Risk Fences Saves Sage Grouse

The Sage Grouse Initiative recently released the first part of the Science to Solutions series called “Marking High-Risk Fences Saves Sage Grouse.”

2014 Migratory Bird Joint Ventures New Website and Fact Sheet

Check out the 2014 fact sheet to learn about Migratory Bird Joint Ventures, their history, why they are relevant today and where they are located. They also have a new website!


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