Together, we accomplish what no single entity can do alone.
Fragmentation threatens not only landscapes but conservation efforts as well. That’s why the IWJV focuses on bringing diverse interests together to create a shared vision across physical divisions (roads, fences, rivers), legal and organizational divisions (property boundaries, state lines, agency silos, and jurisdictions), and mental and cultural divisions (compartmentalized thoughts and beliefs) to address ecosystem-scale challenges.
Over the past 25 years, the IWJV has built a solid foundation for the delivery of coordinated habitat conservation by assembling strong and diverse public-private partnerships. We work hand-in-hand with programs and initiatives that benefit birds and other wildlife, ranching, industry, and economic livelihoods of western communities. We strive to help partners leverage science, funding, and other resources to achieve conservation at a meaningful scale across the Intermountain West.
Our approach is reflected in the following elements: