Partnership News and Updates

2018 IWJV Conservation Partner Award: Alan Forkey, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Blending old-school data collection with cutting-edge technology, the Rangeland Analysis Platform (RAP) is an interactive web app designed to assist in monitoring and managing America’s rangeland. 
The Small Grants Program is an important catalyst in developing a pool of new grantees and/or partners for the larger Standard Grants Program.
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.

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

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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: 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).

Ranching Rebooted: At Matador Ranch, what’s good for the prairie is good for its people

In northeastern Montana, not far from the Canadian border, the volcanic uplift of the Little Rocky Mountains is visible across 100 miles of prairie.

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.

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