Partnership News and Updates

Listen to a webinar to learn about the facilitators and constraints to maintaining flood irrigation on the landscape.
Intermountain Insight’s are a series of fact sheets that dive into recent research, distilling the findings for quick understanding and application.
The 2018 Update recognizes that social science is a key driver for successful waterfowl and wetlands conservation. 
Farm Bill programs are a powerful resource for protecting high value wildlife habitat on working lands in the Intermountain West


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

Management Board | Staff | State Conservation Partnerships | Technical Committee


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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


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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

Managing Wet Areas on Agricultural Lands

The content of this handbooks aims to provide landowners with resources to better understand the characteristics, functions, and management practices that can enhance not only wetlands and riparian areas but agricultural lands.

$6 Million Available to Protect Working Lands in California

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in California has set Feb. 14, 2014, as the deadline for accepting applications for the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program.

Garcia Ranch Conservation Easement Completed

Thanks to the generosity of owners Dr. Reyes Garcia and his daughters Lana Kiana and Tania Paloma, their working ranch will remain intact with its senior water rights in perpetuity.

Visit the Newly Updated Avian Knowledge Network Webpage

AKN is a partnership of people, institutions and government agencies supporting the conservation of birds and their habitats based on data, the adaptive management paradigm, and the best available science.

Changes in Capacity Grants Program

Due to constraints associated with the timing of annual federal appropriations in recent fiscal years, the Capacity Grant Program schedule has been permanently changed.

Progressing Towards a Farm Bill

The four principal Farm Bill negotiators set Thanksgiving as an informal deadline to reach an agreement on a Farm Bill framework. That deadline has come and gone without resolution, but...

Regal (Almost) Eagle of the Grasslands: Ferruginous Hawk

The Ferruginous Hawk—North America’s largest hawk—is often mistaken for an eagle due to its size.

Applications for Conservation Stewardship Program Due Jan. 17

Through the Conservation Stewardship Program, farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners are going the extra mile to conserve our nation’s resources.

Job Alert: Sage Grouse Initiative Seeking Rangeland Ecologist in Utah

This position is part of a collaborative effort among the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR), Mule Deer Foundation (MDF), Utah Chukar Foundation (UCF), National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Safari Club and Pheasants Forever to further the delivery of the NRCS Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI).


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