2016 Annual Operational Plan

The Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) 2016 Annual Operational Plan (AOP) establishes the priorities, activities, and budget of the IWJV for the 2016 federal fiscal year (October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016). It is organized by strategies and tasks aligned with the elements of the Desired Characteristics of Joint Venture Partnerships – biological planning; conservation design; habitat delivery; monitoring and evaluation; research; and communications, outreach, and education.

The 2016 AOP includes the following sections:

Introduction

-Working Wetlands & Water in the West

-Sagebrush Habitat Conservation Evolution

IWJV Approach

-Strategy 1: Science & Planning

-Strategy 2: Habitat Delivery

-Strategy 3: Communications & Human Dimensions

-Strategy 4: Operations & Administration

JV Operations Assessment

FY 2016 Budget

Each Strategy includes a set of Tasks that will be undertaken and accomplished in FY 2016, as well as a Budget Implications section that describes the budgetary allocations needed to implement the stated Tasks. The following represents two over-arching themes that will run across the four strategies and all JV work in FY 2016.