Partnership News and Updates

Joy Morris has joined our team as the new Water 4 Initiative Coordinator. 
The Sagebrush Collaborative Conservation Specialist position serves to lead the Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands initiative.
Join this interactive webinar on November 29th to learn about the facilitators and constraints to maintaining flood irrigation. 
Wyoming is developing creative partnership to advance wetlands conservation.

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

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.

Bringing IWJV Science to Partners

Josh Vest and Patrick Donnelly, IWJV science staff, have been traveling the West to discuss the science and biological planning priorities of the IWJV with a multitude of other IWJV partners in Albuquerque, Portland, Denver and Sacramento.

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