Partnership News and Updates

Americans spent an estimated $156.3 billion on equipment, travel, licenses, and fees to participate in some form of fishing, hunting, or other wildlife-associated recreation in 2016 alone.
A recent study indicates that time invested in reaching out to landowners about conservation programs and encouraging them to accompany habitat monitoring activities on their land is time well spent.
Jim was recently honored by Ducks Unlimited for dedicating his federal career to collaborative conservation.
The Western Regional Office of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) has an immediate opening for an experienced Regional Biologist.

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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SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report: July-September 2013

The  Sage  Grouse  Initiative  (SGI)  Strategic  Watershed  Action  Team  (SWAT)  continued  to  make  significant  gains   this  past  quarter  in  each  of  its  four  focus  areas:    field  delivery,  science,  communications,  and  partner   development.  The  following  reports  on  these  accomplishments  from  July  –  September  2013.

Farm Bill Conference Begins with Members Eager to Get the Job Done

House and Senate Farm Bill conferees met yesterday to articulate their views on the agricultural and nutrition policy and work on a bill that’s been pending for two years.

National Wildlife Refuge Friends Grant Program

This program provides competitive seed grants ($1,500 - $5,000) to creative and innovative proposals that seek to increase the number and effectiveness of organizations interested in assisting the Refuge System nationwide and their work and projects to support the System.

Job Alert: Shortgrass Prairie Coordinating Wildlife Biologist

The Shortgrass Prairie Coordinating Wildlife Biologist is a position in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

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.

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