Partnership News and Updates

The 2018 IWJV Conservation Awards Call for Nominations is open until July 31. Check out the five award categories and nominate someone today!
Conservation easements protect critical wildlife habitat while sustaining family ranches, not just for a few decades but for all time.
The IWJV is requesting letters of interest for conservation easements on working wet meadows in Southern Oregon and Northeastern California.
The IWJV is pleased to share the news that one of its longest-standing Management Board members and stalwart conservation champion has been appointed to serve on an important council.

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 >

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Recipients of the 2016 Rangeland Stewardship Awards Announced

People from around the West were recognized for their excellent land management efforts.

Study on Water-saving Benefits of Flood Irrigation

University of Wyoming researchers recently published an article about how flood-irrigation benefits wildlife in the summer issue of Western Confluence.

New Report: Maintaining Sagebrush-Covered Landscapes Keeps Water on the Land

Removing invading conifer trees improves the health of sagebrush ecosystems, providing better habitat for wildlife and better forage for livestock.

SGI Partnership Exceeds 2.75 million Acres of Sagebrush Conservation

Each quarter, the Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) reports the latest accomplishments from our on-the-ground partner positions in the field, along with our science and communications efforts.

BLM and Joint Venture Adopt Partnership, $5 Million Agreement

The Bureau of Land Management and the IWJV have formalized a partnership effort to help maintain the West’s “sagebrush sea.”

Grant Cap Raised to $100,000 for Wetland Conservation

Here’s some exciting news for conservation funding! The North American Wetlands Conservation Act Council recently decided to raise the Small Grants cap to $100,000.

Scientific Research Shows How To Reduce The Risk Of Crop Cultivation To Protect Sage Grouse

A new research paper compiles research on sage grouse mating leks with data showing the landscapes most at-risk for conversion to cropland.

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