Our Partnership Vision

Over the past 20 years, the IWJV has built a solid foundation for the delivery of coordinated bird conservation by assembling strong and diverse public-private partnerships. The crafters of the IWJV had foresight to include a mix of federal agencies, state agencies, non-governmental conservation organizations and for-profit corporations on the Management Board, and then work to extend the IWJV partnership network to a wide array of conservation partners across the Intermountain West, including private landowners and corporate partners.  

Achievement of desired future populations of birds and their habitats will requires swift and decisive action from our conservation partners and must be rooted in sound conservation science.

Luckily, the core bird conservation plans have been developed, a strong and diverse Joint Venture partnership is in place, and unparalleled funding opportunities for bird conservation exist through a broad array of sources including the North American Wetlands Conservation Act and Farm Bill conservation programs, to name a few.

The IWJV looks forward to helping partners leverage science, resources, and funding to achieve landscape scale conservation in the Intermountain West.

State Conservation Partnerships

The IWJV builds and strengthens partnerships, which are the lifeblood of conservation in the Intermountain West. Click here to learn about our State Conservation Partnerships.

One shining example of IWJV's partnership vision that enacts landscape-scale conservation is the Sage Grouse Intiative's Strategic Watershed Action Team.