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

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.

The Human Dimensions of Bird Conservation

This All-Bird Bulletin issue aims to build on a recent NABCI workshop that brought together human dimensions experts and bird conservation leaders to build our shared understanding of the human dimensions of bird conservation.

New Fact Sheets for Congressional Communications

Check out the 2013 fact sheets available for Idaho, Montana, Washington and Wyoming.

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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