Intermountain West Joint Venture
Intermountain West Joint Venture
Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands2024-02-21T15:24:56-07:00

Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands

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Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands is a joint effort of the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in service of proactive, voluntary sagebrush habitat conservation.

Learn about this partnership here.

Sagebrush country is part of who we are in the West.

Together, we are catalyzing proactive, voluntary, and community-led sagebrush rangeland conservation.

We are enacting cross-boundary management and restoration of sagebrush rangelands for people, wildlife, and the economy.

Our Goals

➢ Promote conservation solutions for people and wildlife across sagebrush rangelands and across fence-lines

➢ Catalyze conversations to design on-the-ground projects and grow conservation implementation capacity that work for wildlife and communities

Communicate about successful conservation efforts and learn from these achievements

Bring people together to spark and accelerate effective and lasting conservation

➢ Bridge science and implementation through technical transfer: The process of transferring science, data, technology, best practices, and other technical information to end-users who influence land management.

Our Work

We take great pride in western public lands that are our American heritage. To keep these lands productive for all users, we focus our work on these key areas to address major threats to sagebrush habitat:

Remove Expanding Conifers

Reduce the Risk of Wildfire and Invasive Weeds

Restore and Enhance Wet Meadows and Riparian Areas

Promote Outcome Based Grazing Efforts

Supporting the Bureau of Land Management’s Restoration Landscapes

In 2023 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) established 21 Restoration Landscapes: designated areas to provide investments in ecosystem restoration and the economic resilience of communities. The BLM and the IWJV have signed an intra-agency agreement to establish new capacity positions in many of these landscapes.

Learn more about this partnership here.

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