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!

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

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.

SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report: October-December 2013

Additional field capacity support provided by SWAT partner positions across the West has essentially enabled NRCS to double the amount SGI conservation.

Sagebrush Birds and Management Workshops

In these workshops learn about sagebrush bird identification, habitat relationships, how to manage for these habitats and about decision support tools.

Conservation Strategies for the Long-billed Curlew

Long-billed Curlew (curlew) populations have declined throughout much of their range. The species is on the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) Watch List, is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Bird of Conservation Concern, is a Species of Concern in Canada, and was identified as a Species in Greatest Need of Conservation in the State Wildlife Action Plans of most states in which it breeds.

Where Did the Curlew Go? Study Reports Difference in Migratory Patterns

This recently published paper entitled “Annual migratory patterns of Long-billed Curlews in the American West” includes the results of satellite tracking Long-billed Curlews in their annual migrations.

Colorado Ranch Manager Ray Owens Named Wildlife Landowner of the Year

After the ranch visit, Jewell commended its manager, Ray Owens, for the innovative conservation efforts to promote habitat for sage grouse that led him recently to being named one of two recipients of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s (CPW) 2013 Wildlife Landowner of the Year award.

Sage Steppe Partner Forum, Webinar Series

The forum aims to share knowledge around Greater Sage-grouse, sagebrush habitat, and management across the species's historic range.

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