Partnership News and Updates

Its conspicuousness makes the Long-billed Curlew easier to study than many other grassland birds, and research has revealed an interesting connection between curlews and working lands.
The President’s Award recognizes innovation, leadership, stewardship and/or dedication involving fish and wildlife resources in the West.
The Water 4 Initiative Coordinator position serves to lead the conservation of working wetlands and water through a new IWJV initiative.
Whet your appetite for conservation by checking out the Montana Conservation Menu’s satisfying selection of conservation resources!

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

Curlew Wanted to Help International Research Take Flight

One bird's data will contribute to the formation of a plan and conservation partnerships that create hope for curlews across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, and more!

Small Community-led Project, Big Returns for People and Wildlife

The Trust for Public Land is restoring a previously industrialized site to re-establish fish habitat, wetlands, and floodplains, improve water quality, and enhance migratory bird habitat.

Flood Irrigation for Agriculture Mimics Historical Wet Meadow Habitat

Since much of the West’s freshwater wetlands are privately owned, these private lands are essential to strategic bird conservation efforts.

Conserving the Wet Places: New Mesic Layer Available Online

The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative just unveiled a brand new strategy aimed at conserving mesic habitats, which are the places where water meets land.

Job Alert! Sagebrush Ecosystem Alliance Coordinator in Utah

The SEA coordinator will work with a wide array of stakeholders in the conservation and management of the sagebrush ecosystem.

Video Recordings Available on Latest Conifer Science

Find 20 videos on the recently published studies that describe solutions to help land managers and landowners cut trees in the right places. 

The Sage Grouse are Dancing in Montana!

These are the dancing grounds where the male birds puff out their chests and fan their tail feathers every morning hoping to woo a hen. Make sure you turn up the volume to hear the sounds of the sagebrush sea.

Contract Alert! Seeking Contractors for Web Development, Design and Support

We are currently seeking Web Development, Design and Support Services as part of our collaborative sagebrush conservation partnership with the BLM.

Funding Available to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands in the West

The NRCS is encouraging partners to propose projects that focus on improving water quality as well as habitat on working landscapes.

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