Partnership News and Updates

 Joel is a true community-based conservation leader and helps to promote this conservation at model scales.
His long-term commitment to conservation places him in an elite category of wildlife professionals and deserving of the IWJV’s John E. Nagel Award.
Americans spent an estimated $156.3 billion on equipment, travel, licenses, and fees to participate in some form of fishing, hunting, or other wildlife-associated recreation in 2016 alone.
A recent study indicates that time invested in reaching out to landowners about conservation programs and encouraging them to accompany habitat monitoring activities on their land is time well spent.

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

Profiling the Idaho Bird Observatory

Check out this profile of the Idaho Bird Observatory and learn about their dynamic combination of monitoring, research, and public outreach.

Intermountain Bird Observatory

The Intermountain Bird Observatory (IBO): Impacting human lives and significantly contributing to conservation through a unique combination of cooperative research focusing on migratory birds, education, discovery of the natural world, and community engagement.

Updates to Partners In Flight Database

The Partners in Flight Species Assessment and Population Estimates databases have been updated!

Just Released: State Of the Birds Report on Private Lands

WASHINGTON DC – The first-ever comprehensive report on State of the Birds Report on Private Lands was released on July 2nd, 2013.

The bottom line: Private lands and private landowners are essential to the conservation of our nation’s birds.

Study: Sage Grouse To Benefit Significantly from Wyoming Core Policy and Targeted Conservation Easements

A conservation strategy in Wyoming that targets “core” habitats where sage grouse numbers are highest may dramatically reduce losses of sage grouse.

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.

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