Partnership News and Updates

The portal was born out of a new effort to support the BLM and its partners in implementing strategic conservation practices across public and neighboring private lands.
Apply now for a North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Grant!
This special 2017 State of the Birds report identifies benefits for agriculture,forestry, and conservation.  
The SONEC Working Wetlands Conservation Delivery Coordinator position serves to support strategic, partner-driven conservation of working wet meadows in Southern Oregon-Northeastern California.


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

Management Board | Staff | State Conservation Partnerships | Technical Committee


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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


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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

E&E News Spotlights O’Toole Family for Outstanding Conservation Ethic

Pat and Sharon O’Toole make their living by ranching on the sagebrush sea along the Wyoming-Colorado border. They raise sheep and cattle, sage grouse and trout, as well as children and grandchildren on their Ladder Ranch.

Conservation Champions Honored at 81st Natural Resources Conference

IWJV Coordinator Dave Smith was recognized due to his leadership and the Joint Venture’s involvement in delivering bird habitat conservation efforts across an 11-state region.

Time-Tested Conservation Model Expanding in Montana

Durable conservation begins and ends with relationships with private landowners where they are the champions for their watersheds and communities.

Large Grant Spurs New Regional Working Lands Conservation Initiative

Partners pulled their priorities and investments together to match Farm Bill funding for a $10 million Regional Conservation Partnership Program grant in Southern Oregon – Northeastern California.

Utah Ranchers Unite Partners for Landscape and Community Conservation

The West Box Elder Coordinated Resource Management Committee represents stakeholders from all walks of life that are working together for dynamic, widespread conservation.

IWJV Releases New Tool for Effective Bird Habitat Management

The web-interface tool known as HABPOPS allows users to explore the effects that habitat management activities could have on birds.

Field Guide to the Birds of the Western Great Basin

Frank Fogarty and Erica Fleishman compiled a field guide and natural history of the breeding birds on the western edge of the Great Basin.

Utah Hiring Farm Bill Biologist

The Farm Bill Biologist works with field office staff and individual agricultural producers to plan and implement habitat management and restoration projects on private lands.


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