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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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.

IWJV 2014 Winter Newsletter

Your Winter 2014 newsletter from the IWJV explores wetlands in arid Wyoming, long-term curlew conservation, the 2013 Implementation Plan release, partner survey results and more!

Bear River Land Conservancy, Created for Utah Habitat Conservation

A showy orchid waves lightly in the breeze from its foundation in a wet meadow. White, intricate blooms line its stem. This is a Ute Ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes diluvialis), a rare plant listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. It occurs in the same type of wet meadow that is important to a host of wetland-dependent migratory birds, such as Long-billed Curlew and White-faced Ibis.

And the Survey Says…

The IWJV partner survey results say the e-newsletter is useful or very useful to 78% of our partners, informing us that we should continue to share news to support our partners.

2014 IWJV Conservation Awards Call for Nominations

On behalf of the Committee, please take this opportunity to submit one or more nominations for those whom you believe should be acknowledged.


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