Partnership News and Updates

At its recent Management Board meeting, the IWJV and partners were introduced to the places and people that connect the Middle Rio Grande Corridor for wildlife.
 Joel is a true community-based conservation leader and helps to promote this conservation at model scales.
His long-term commitment to conservation places him in an elite category of wildlife professionals and deserving of the IWJV’s John E. Nagel Award.
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.

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 >

U.S. Habitat Joint Ventures | Plans & Bird Conservation Initiatives | Project Spotlight | Latest News

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.

Saving Sage Grouse from the Trees: New Study Shows Benefits of Targeted Tree Removal to Declining Birds

Proactive conservation that removes encroaching trees helps maintain sage grouse populations within their remaining strongholds, according to a study published today.

Partnership Funding Achieved to Map Range-Wide Conifer Removal for Sage Grouse Conservation

Simply stated, sage grouse hate trees. Birds of prey seeking a meal perch unseen atop invading conifer trees for a lofty view. A recent study in Eastern Oregon revealed that after tree canopy cover expands a mere 4% into a sagebrush landscape, no breeding sites in the study area remained active.

Farm Bill is Critical to Farmers, Ranchers and Birds

Tammy VerCauteren from Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and John W. Fitzpatrick from Cornell Lab of Ornithology detail the importance of the Farm Bill to landowners and birds.

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.

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