Partnership News and Updates

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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. 

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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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What

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

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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.

2013 NAWCA Small Grants Deadline

The North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Small Grants Program is accepting proposals for projects, submission deadline is Oct. 31.

Achieving Success by Focusing on Common Goals

In June, I visited Baggs, Wyoming with the group Partners for Conservation (PFC) for their annual Private Lands Partners Day. This group grew out of the successful partnership in the Blackfoot Valley of Montana and has expanded to include others from across the country who share an interest in community based conservation.

SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report: April-June 2013

The SGI SWAT team’s 24 dedicated and enthusiastic range conservationists, wildlife biologists, and natural resource specialists not only help get conservation on the ground but also spread the shared vision of achieving wildlife conservation through sustainable ranching throughout the West. Below are some of the incredible highlights from the SWAT field team and the IWJV’s efforts to support SGI delivery this reporting period.

Desert Fish Habitat Partnership is requesting project proposals

The Desert Fish Habitat Partnership (DFHP) is requesting submission of project proposals for the 2014 National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) funding cycle and other potential funding sources.

Profiling the Idaho Bird Observatory

Check out this profile of the Idaho Bird Observatory and learn about their dynamic combination of monitoring, research, and public outreach.

Intermountain Bird Observatory

The Intermountain Bird Observatory (IBO): Impacting human lives and significantly contributing to conservation through a unique combination of cooperative research focusing on migratory birds, education, discovery of the natural world, and community engagement.

Updates to Partners In Flight Database

The Partners in Flight Species Assessment and Population Estimates databases have been updated!

Just Released: State Of the Birds Report on Private Lands

WASHINGTON DC – The first-ever comprehensive report on State of the Birds Report on Private Lands was released on July 2nd, 2013.

The bottom line: Private lands and private landowners are essential to the conservation of our nation’s birds.

Study: Sage Grouse To Benefit Significantly from Wyoming Core Policy and Targeted Conservation Easements

A conservation strategy in Wyoming that targets “core” habitats where sage grouse numbers are highest may dramatically reduce losses of sage grouse.

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