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!

Who

we are

The Intermountain West Joint Venture is a diverse partnership of federal, state and nongovernmental agencies. More >

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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

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.

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.

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