Partnership News and Updates

Its conspicuousness makes the Long-billed Curlew easier to study than many other grassland birds, and research has revealed an interesting connection between curlews and working lands.
The President’s Award recognizes innovation, leadership, stewardship and/or dedication involving fish and wildlife resources in the West.
The Water 4 Initiative Coordinator position serves to lead the conservation of working wetlands and water through a new IWJV initiative.
Whet your appetite for conservation by checking out the Montana Conservation Menu’s satisfying selection of conservation resources!

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

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Where

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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 >

Character of the Intermountain West

What

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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: Ducks Unlimited Hiring Regional Biologist

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. is seeking an experienced Regional Biologist to be located in Rancho Cordova, CA. This biologist position is part of a team responsible for conserving, enhancing, and restoring wetlands and associated habitats in California’s Sacramento Valley and Intermountain West, Nevada, and southern Oregon.

Pond It and Plug It: Restoring Wet Meadows in Northern California (CA)

By Jim Stutzman, IWJV Habitat Delivery Specialist

Human activity unquestionably alters a landscape. However, some human practices can mimic natural processes and create a mile-wide banquet hall for many a migrating bird.

Did you see the IWJV Fall E-Newsletter?

In this issue our article authors discuss the importance of the Intermountain West to shorebirds, timing wetland habitat for when birds need it most, why the Farm Bill is crucial in the Palouse Prairie and more!

“Mark a Mile” Campaign Launched in Pinedale, Wyoming

One exciting update from the most recent Sage Grouse Initiative Strategic Watershed Action Team (SGI SWAT) July to September report was the “Mark a Mile” Campaign launched in Pinedale, Wyoming.

SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report: July-September 2013

The  Sage  Grouse  Initiative  (SGI)  Strategic  Watershed  Action  Team  (SWAT)  continued  to  make  significant  gains   this  past  quarter  in  each  of  its  four  focus  areas:    field  delivery,  science,  communications,  and  partner   development.  The  following  reports  on  these  accomplishments  from  July  –  September  2013.

Farm Bill Conference Begins with Members Eager to Get the Job Done

House and Senate Farm Bill conferees met yesterday to articulate their views on the agricultural and nutrition policy and work on a bill that’s been pending for two years.

National Wildlife Refuge Friends Grant Program

This program provides competitive seed grants ($1,500 - $5,000) to creative and innovative proposals that seek to increase the number and effectiveness of organizations interested in assisting the Refuge System nationwide and their work and projects to support the System.

Job Alert: Shortgrass Prairie Coordinating Wildlife Biologist

The Shortgrass Prairie Coordinating Wildlife Biologist is a position in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Early Removal of Invasive Conifers Essential to Habitat Restoration for Sage Grouse

Research led by The Nature Conservancy and released in mid-September validates efforts to limit the encroachment of juniper and other conifers in sagebrush habitats.

Deadline Extended for Neotropical Migratory Birds Proposals, Dec. 3

Because of the government shutdown, the deadline for applying to the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act program has been extended, and proposals are now due no later than December 3, 2013.

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