Our Partnership Vision

The IWJV seeks common ground to build durable conservation and strong communities.

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.

Learn about our bold next steps for 2021 and beyond.

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:

Non-regulatory Solutions

We champion voluntary, proactive, and highly organized conservation to preclude the need for regulatory actions.

Business Approach

Our business structure, Management Board composition, and diverse financial portfolio embodies our entrepreneurial approach to conservation.

Sportsmen and Women

We advance habitat conservation work that ensures hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations.

Proven Model

Our strategic, partnership-driven approach and demonstrated track record of success serves as a conservation model for the future.

Working together is always better.

Our staff has a wide range of professional experience, including non-profit management, bird conservation science, spatial ecology, habitat delivery, policy, strategic planning and communications, and contract management.


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