Washington State Conservation Partnership

The Washington Conservation Partnership is a self-directed work group including representatives from State and Federal agencies, tribes, non-government conservation organizations, land trusts, local conservation districts, universities and private landowners. The primary goal is to use public-private partnerships to conserve important wildlife habitat throughout eastern Washington. Emphasis is placed on strategic conservation of wetland, sage-steppe, riparian, and Palouse Prairie grassland habitats. Activities of the Partnership are facilitated by the IWJV Washington Coordinator and formal decisions are made by an Executive Committee comprised of representatives of the following entities: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Ducks Unlimited, Yakima Nation and the IWJV Washington Coordinator. The Partnership welcomes input from conservation oriented interest groups and individuals focused on strategic habitat conservation within the IWJV boundary of eastern Washington.

Cheever Lake is a restored wetland on Turnbull National Wildlife Refugem south of Cheney, Washington.

Project Spotlight

Diverse parties are working together under the coordinated efforts of the Intermountain West Joint Venture State Conservation Partnership to focus on developing a long-term vision and tools for wetlands conservation in Washington’s Channeled Scablands.

By Terry Mansfield, IWJV State Conservation Partnership Coordinator, Washington It’s a breezy, late-March morning in eastern Washington and the sky is alive with thousands of waterfowl migrating north to their summer breeding grounds in Canada and Alaska. The many types of wetlands in this region are covered with Northern pintail, Mallards, Wigeon, Gadwall, Cinnamon teal, Lesser scaup, Redhead...

Dominic Bachman
Pacific Northwest District Biologist
National Wild Turkey Federation
P.O. Box 434
Greenacres, WA 99016
O: 530.708.2141

Chris Bonsignore
Conservation Programs Manager
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
16615 East 23rd Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99037
O: 509.893.2834


Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Forest Service
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Ducks Unlimited
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Inland Northwest National Wildlife Refuge Complex
USFWS, Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex"
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
Pheasants Forever, Inc.
Cowiche Canyon Conservancy
Eastern Washington University
University of Idaho
Blue Mountain Land Trust
Inland Northwest Land Trust
Okanogan Valley Land Trust
Kalispel Tribe
Yakama Nation
Walla Walla County Conservation District