Partnership News and Updates

This exciting opportunity is part of a collaborative effort and will provide technical assistance to the NRCS for implementing the Working Lands Waterbird Habitat Conservation CIS. 
“Being a Private Lands Wildlife Biologist means that I have the opportunity to tap into the expertise and resources that each of the partners brings to the table,” Emily Chavez stated. 
Mandi has always had a devoted love and interest in agriculture, rangelands and wildlife.
Recently retired from a 42-year career in fish and wildlife management, Virgil Moore was presented the John E. Nagel Award.

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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