Partnership News and Updates

We are currently seeking Web Development, Design and Support Services as part of our collaborative sagebrush conservation partnership with the BLM.
The NRCS is encouraging partners to propose projects that focus on improving water quality as well as habitat on working landscapes.
Access a new Story Map that illustrates some of the Migratory Bird Joint Ventures recent accomplishments.
This position will be administered by the IWJV and key funding partners and will be an employee of the Harney Soil & Water Conservation District. 


we are

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

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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


we do

The IWJV conserves priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs. More >

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We Are Hiring! Editors Needed

This Request for Qualifications is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications. Thank you for your interest.

Webinar: Grazing Strategies for Improvement in the Sagebrush Steppe

Webinar participants will gain an understanding of the effects of grazing riparian and wet meadow areas during each season and how to manage grazing to initiate improvement of ecological functions.

Birds in the Sagebrush Ecosystem, Webinar Presentation

This webinar will introduce you to some of the bird species found within different sagebrush communities and offer you suggestions on how to identify them. In addition, you will learn general habitat components that each species needs in order to be present.

Sagebrush Ecosystem Conference, February 23-26

The Great Basin Consortium, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and Utah State University are co-sponsoring a conference to continue sharing the latest information on sagebrush.

Science to Solutions: A 25-year Case Study on Grazing and Sagebrush

The newest report in SGI’s Science to Solutions series is based on findings from a 25-year case study on a ranch in Utah. The study shows that sustainable grazing practices and sagebrush treatments enhanced herbaceous understory for sage grouse in years with average winters, but that bird populations declined following severe winters.

A game-changing approach to conservation in the West

John O’Keeffe, a third generation rancher in southeast Oregon, wrote this post about sage grouse conservation that appeared in The Hill, a Washington D.C. area newspaper.

Partners Lend a Hand for Habitat

The old saying “you can’t do it alone” rung true as Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in central New Mexico recognized its partners that are helping the Refuge restore habitat for threatened and endangered species along the Rio Grande.

Sagebrush Restoration Handbook, Landscape Level Restoration Decisions

The U.S. Geological Survey published a three-part handbook, part of which addresses restoration of sagebrush ecosystems from the landscape to the site level.

Watershed Restoration Initiative Launches New Geo-database Website

The Watershed Restoration Initiative is a partnership-based program in Utah that just launched a new website, geo-database and project proposal site.

Seeking Communications Coordinator for the Sage Grouse Initiative

The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) is seeking qualified applicants to apply for the contract opening for a Communications Coordinator.


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