Partnership News and Updates

Join this interactive webinar on November 29th to learn about the facilitators and constraints to maintaining flood irrigation on the landscape that supports working wet meadows for ranchers and the...
Wyoming is developing creative partnership to advance wetlands conservation.
Dan Keppen with the Family Farm Alliance writes this news post about his experiences as an IWJV Board Tour guest.
2018 IWJV Conservation Partner Award: Alan Forkey, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, Natural Resources Conservation Service

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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 >

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The IWJV conserves priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs. More >

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Banding Cinnamon Teal Across the Intermountain West

Dave Olson banding Cinnamon Teal at Medicine Lake NWR.
The Cinnamon Teal’s elegant profile with a dark bill and flame-red eye is an unheralded icon of the Intermountain West. More than 60 percent of their breeding habitat occurs within the Intermountain West Joint Venture’s boundaries, but few studies have been conducted on this cinnamon and blue bird, until now.

Welcoming New Staff Members



 Let's give a big welcome to two new staff members. Introducing Jim Stutzman, Habitat Delivery Specialist, and Brian McDonald, Agreements & Grants Specialist.



Jim Stutzman, Habitat Delivery Specialist

IWJV Identifying Science Priorities: 2013-2018

Consistent with our approach to conservation science, the IWJV has developed a series of three technical documents that outline the scientific principles, habitat priorities, and conservation strategies adopted by the IWJV to guide investments of science resources from 2013 to 2018 and beyond.

Attached please find:

A View of Bird Habitat Conservation from the Fiscal Cliff

It was mid-December, back in the day when many of us thought that New Year’s Eve 2012 would be marked by a colossal fiscal cliff budget deal that brought some certainty to our Nation’s economic picture...

What’s Good for Sage Grouse is Good for Sparrows, Thrashers, and Ranchers Too

What do Brewer’s Sparrow, Sage Sparrow, Sage Thrasher, and Greater Sage-Grouse have in common? You guessed it, sagebrush vegetation. And like the iconic sage grouse, populations of these birds are in decline. Partners in Flight and the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) have identified each bird as a conservation priority...

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