Partnership News and Updates

This exciting opportunity is part of a collaborative effort between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the IWJV to further conservation delivery of NRCS Programs.
What happens when landowners come to a workshop where they talk and conservation professionals listen? 
While not offering much for Montana’s dispirited CRP fans, the 2018 Farm Bill’s other land and water conservation programs will provide tens of millions of dollars to help the state’s prairie region.
The 2019 IWJV Conservation Awards Call for Nominations is open until July 31. Check out the five award categories and nominate someone today!


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


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


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

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!

Job Alert: Wetland Wildlife Conservationist

This position is part of a collaborative effort between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV), U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Ducks Unlimited to further conservation delivery of NRCS Conservation Implementation Strategies (CIS) and other habitat conservation programs in southeast Oregon.

Study: Expansion of Croplands in Chihuahua, Mexico, Threatens Declining Grassland Birds

RMBO have recently highlighted some alarming trends in habitat conditions in the Chihuahuan Desert which could have implications for birds in the Intermountain West.

Harney Basin Wetlands

Check out this brochure by the Harney Basin Wetland Initiative to learn about the marshes and meadows of southeast Oregon.

Job Alert: Sage Grouse Public Affairs Specialist

The job announcements for Sage Grouse Public Affairs Officers are now open.

Job Alert: Sage Grouse/Sage Steppe Biologist Positions

The Fish and Wildlife Service Ecological Services programs in Portland, Oregon, and Cheyenne, Wyoming, are recruiting for two permanent biologists.

Capacity Grants Program Request for Proposals Available

IWJV 2014 Capacity Grants Program-Request for Proposals now available. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2014.


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