Partnership News and Updates

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. 
The grant funds recently received will address these challenges by building on the work of the two previous NAWCA grant awards.

Who

we are

The Intermountain West Joint Venture is a diverse partnership of federal, state and nongovernmental agencies. More >

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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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Unlocking the Secret of Invasive Phragmites and its Expansion in the Great Salt Lake

This invasive grass creates impenetrable walls and chokes out native vegetation. Researchers are exploring different control methods to battle its advances.

Walking Wetlands, Good For Farmers And Refuges

Walking Wetlands, or rotating wetlands, gives farmers incentives to flood their acreage on a rotating basis and/or to convert it to organic land.

Bringing IWJV Science to Partners

Josh Vest and Patrick Donnelly, IWJV science staff, have been traveling the West to discuss the science and biological planning priorities of the IWJV with a multitude of other IWJV partners in Albuquerque, Portland, Denver and Sacramento.

The Human Dimensions of Bird Conservation

This All-Bird Bulletin issue aims to build on a recent NABCI workshop that brought together human dimensions experts and bird conservation leaders to build our shared understanding of the human dimensions of bird conservation.

New Fact Sheets for Congressional Communications

Check out the 2013 fact sheets available for Idaho, Montana, Washington and Wyoming.

Banding Cinnamon Teal Across the Intermountain West

Dave Olson banding Cinnamon Teal at Medicine Lake NWR.
The Cinnamon Teal’s elegant profile with a dark bill and flame-red eye is an unheralded icon of the Intermountain West. More than 60 percent of their breeding habitat occurs within the Intermountain West Joint Venture’s boundaries, but few studies have been conducted on this cinnamon and blue bird, until now.

Welcoming New Staff Members



 Let's give a big welcome to two new staff members. Introducing Jim Stutzman, Habitat Delivery Specialist, and Brian McDonald, Agreements & Grants Specialist.



Jim Stutzman, Habitat Delivery Specialist

IWJV Identifying Science Priorities: 2013-2018

Consistent with our approach to conservation science, the IWJV has developed a series of three technical documents that outline the scientific principles, habitat priorities, and conservation strategies adopted by the IWJV to guide investments of science resources from 2013 to 2018 and beyond.

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