Partnership News and Updates

 Joel is a true community-based conservation leader and helps to promote this conservation at model scales.
His long-term commitment to conservation places him in an elite category of wildlife professionals and deserving of the IWJV’s John E. Nagel Award.
Americans spent an estimated $156.3 billion on equipment, travel, licenses, and fees to participate in some form of fishing, hunting, or other wildlife-associated recreation in 2016 alone.
A recent study indicates that time invested in reaching out to landowners about conservation programs and encouraging them to accompany habitat monitoring activities on their land is time well spent.

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

For the Love of Sage: Communicating for an Ecosystem

Join the charge to promote the broader understanding and engagement of all Americans in sagebrush country conservation.

The Mutual Conservation of Birds, Herds, and Water

Complementary resource concerns call for working collaboratively with water agencies and the agricultural community to sustain priority bird populations for the future.

The IWJV Welcomes a New Working Wetlands Conservation Delivery Coordinator

Ranching and conservation communities to benefit from new contact in the Southern Oregon-Northeastern California region.

New Video! Farms are the Future in New Mexico

In New Mexico’s Middle Rio Grande, conservation partners look at farmland owners as allies. Watch this video!

Live Broadcast: Latest Reveals on Cutting the Right Trees to Save Bird & Herd

This cutting-edge research will be presented at a symposium on January 31, 8am to 5pm Mountain Time. You can participate!

Science to Solutions: Conifer Removal Boosts Nest Success

Taken together, these studies show that landscape-level conifer removal can effectively increase habitat availability and boost success for sage grouse.

Ducks with Nose Rings Help Researchers Learn About Wetlands

Researchers are conducting a long-term demographic study of female lesser scaup by applying nasal markers that allow the ducks to be easily identified at a distance.

What's #350species All About?

The goal of this campaign is to share stories about the sagebrush ecosystem, its diversity of life, and the work BLM and their partners are doing to conserve it.

Are We Encouraging Farmers to Keep Flood Irrigating? Yes and Here’s Why!

Numerous IWJV partners recently spoke to the Capital Press about flood irrigating and how birds and people benefit from this agricultural practice.

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