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

Along the Rio Grande, Farms are the Future for Wetland Birds

In New Mexico’s Middle Rio Grande, conservation partners look at farmland owners as allies. They are a major part of the big-picture perspective that wetland conservationists have in this bottleneck in the Central Flyway.

Large Conservation Granting Programs Nearing Application Deadlines

Numerous, large conservation granting programs have deadlines in the next two months. Find out the deadlines and brief details for these programs here.

Celebrating 100 Years of Migratory Bird Conservation, an Intermountain West Wetland Feature

To honor the Migratory Bird Treaty, this year’s Wetlands Working Group highlighted wetlands of international importance across North America.

A Collaborative Story of Conservation, Anniversary Report for Sage Grouse

On September 21, 2016 U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper marked the one year anniversary of the historic decision not to list the Greater sage-grouse.

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.

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