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!

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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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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).

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.

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