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Monitoring change across North America’s white-faced ibis (Plegadis chihi) breeding colony network; a framework for priority wetland conservation Science Paper Researchers from the University of Montana and the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) conducted the first-ever long-term monitoring of white-faced ibis breeding habitat. Using satellite imagery, they estimated seasonal flooding across this network of public and private wetland sites over a 30+ year period. In doing so, they captured a detailed picture of how flooding trends influence ibis habitat use. This information allows conservationists to pinpoint priority sites and practices that can help both this umbrella species—and other species reliant on water in the West—become more resilient in the face of long-term drought and climate change.
Intermountain Insights: White-Faced Ibis and Water in the West Factsheet This Intermountain Insights factsheet summarizes research from the University of Montana and the IWJV addressing how spatial and temporal trends in wetlands affect use by White-Faced Ibis.
2022 Water 4 Fact Sheet Factsheet This 2022 factsheet provides an overview of the IWJV Water 4 Program.
NRCS Practices for Connecting Landscapes Factsheet This factsheet shows how NRCS practices can be used to connect landscapes, from sagebrush and uplands to wet meadows and valley bottoms.
North American Waterbird Conservation Plan Strategy or Planning Document The North American Waterbird Conservation Plan was developed by an independent partnership of individuals and organizations with interest and responsibility for conserving waterbirds and their habitats. It weaves together cultures, opinions, resources, and science to achieve sustainable waterbird populations and appropriately manage waterbird habitats throughout the entirety of their ranges.
Migration efficiency sustains connectivity across agroecological networks supporting sandhill crane migration Science Paper New science from the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) identifies the landscapes and wetland sites most important to sustaining these seasonal migrations.
NRCS-JV Partnership Enterprise Proposal Proposal This proposal details how the IWJV and the NRCS work together to prevent loss of bird habitat and population decline thorughout the intermountain west.
Water 4 Semi-Annual Report, July-December 2020 Report The Water 4 Semi-Annual Report details successes from July-December 2020.
IWJV’s Sagebrush and Water Map Factsheet Check out this map showing the landscapes where IWJV works.
Economic Impact of Private Land Conservation Factsheet This factsheet demonstrates the economic and conservation benefits of the USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program.
IWJV 2021 Restoring America’s Sagebrush Fact Sheet Factsheet This factsheet addresses key needs for sagebrush conservation in the West and identifies actions that can address these needs.
IWJV 2021 Water 4 Fact Sheet Factsheet This 2021 factsheet provides an overview of the IWJV Water 4 Program. A new version is available for 2022.
IWJV 2021 Overview Fact Sheet Factsheet This 2021 factsheed provides an overview of the Intermountain West Joint Venture, highlighting the accomplishments of our partners and programs.
Pacific Flyway Integrated Landscape Conservation Proposal This report details the development of new science to support cross IWJV and Central Valley Joint Venture conservation planning and implementation. Work will identify emerging ecological bottlenecks by examining long term effects of climate change and land use practices influencing patterns of wetland resiliency and waterbird habitat availability supporting populations in the Pacific Flyway.
What is NAWCA? And is it Right for Your Project? Factsheet If you have questions about the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) and its Standard and Small Grants programs, here’s a decision-making tool that will help you learn a little more.
Water 4 Semi-Annual Progress Report, January-June 2020 Report The Water 4 Semi-Annual Report details successes from January-June 2020.
Intermountain Insights: Working Science for Working Landscapes Factsheet This Intermountain Insights factsheet breaks down research done by the IWJV and the University of Montana that documents the importance of the right timing of water deliveries to working wetland habitats.
Conservation of New Mexico’s riparian and wetland ecosystems Proposal This is a proposal for science monitoring seasonal surface water availability in New Mexico.
Climate and human water use diminish wetland networks supporting continental waterbird migration Science Paper This study from the IWJV and partners investigates the effects of changing climate and water use on wetland networks.
Synchronizing conservation to seasonal wetland hydrology and waterbird migration in semi-arid landscapes Science Paper This study from the IWJV and partners explores how the timing and availability of water affect seasonal migration chronologies for waterfowl.
Seasonal drought in North America’s sagebrush biome structures dynamic mesic resources for sage-grouse Science Paper This study from the IWJV and partners looks at mesic resource productivity in sagebrush landscapes across the Intermountain West in regards to food resource availability for Greater and Gunnison sage-grouse.
Wetland Resiliency Maps Technical Transfer Product A science partnership between the IWJV, the University of Montana, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Migratory Bird Program looked at surface water changes over 35 years in 26 key waterbird landscapes in the Intermountain West.
Private Lands Conservation Factsheet This webpage explores the importance of private lands for wetland conservation, identifies science supporting this conservation, and connects readers to organizations and resources for private lands conservation.
Boom, Bust: Linking Patterns of Change In Sandhill Crane Populations Proposal This is a workplan for proposed research by IWJV and partners focusing on identifying key habitat for Sandhill Crane migration.
NAWCA Update: Looking Ahead to 2021 Webpage This blog post identifies expected trends for NAWCA for 2021.
SageWest Webpage This is the webpage for SageWest, a communications network focused on advancing communications and encouraging outreach activities that support collaboration within, and effective conservation efforts happening across the sagebrush ecosystem.
Industry Partnership Fact Sheet Factsheet This factsheet provides an overview of the IWJV's conservation approach for industry partners.
IWJV Annual Operational Plan Strategy or Planning Document The IWJV Annual Operational Plan establishes the priorities and activities for the IWJV for the current federal fiscal year (Oct 1 – Sept 30).
Effects of Irrigation Efficiency Improvements at Multiple Scales Webinar or Presentation This webinar provides an overview of how improvements to irrigation efficiency can benefit wetland conservation.
Win-win for Agricultural and Wildlife; Developing a Wetland Conservation Model for White-faced Ibis, Proposal Proposal This proposal details planned research by the IWJV and partners to develop conservation tools identifying long-term trends in White-faced Ibis wetland habitat across the West.
Webinar on Public Lands and Private Waters Webinar or Presentation IWJV’s Spatial Ecologist, Patrick Donnelly, presented to the Migratory Bird-Joint Venture Geospatial Working Group. His presentation called “Public lands and private waters: wetland scarcity and land tenure structure sage-grouse distributions” is now available to watch.
SONEC: Dynamic Wetland Resources Technical Transfer Product The IWJV has developed spatiotemporal models that examine long-term patterns of seasonal flooding in natural and working wetland systems in the southern Oregon-northeastern California and northwest Nevada (SONEC) region – a continentally important migratory hub for wetland-dependent birds. Resources, including the journal article, webinar recording, and technical reports describing the project’s goals, analytical methods, data, and outcomes are available here.
SONEC Conservation Fact Sheets Factsheet Southern Oregon Northeastern California (SONEC) is a priority landscape that is continentally significant for migratory birds and is an important agricultural region for livestock production on working lands. These factsheets were developed for conservation partners communicating about the bird values in the Oregon portion and California portion of SONEC.
Science to Solutions Series: Wildfire and Cheatgrass Factsheet This Sage Grouse Initiative Science to Solutions factsheet summarizes the use of resistance and resilience concepts in management of invasive annual grasses in sagebrush rangelands.
Science to Solutions Series: Targeting Conifer Removal Factsheet This Sage Grouse Initiative Science to Solutions factsheet describes how woodland expansion threatens sagebrush and sagebrush-obligate wildlife and summarizes the science behind the conifer removal practices.
Science to Solutions Series: Private Lands Vital to Conserving Wet Areas for Sage Grouse Summer Habitat Factsheet This Sage Grouse Initiative Science to Solutions factsheet describes IWJV science revealing a strong link between wet sites (essential summer habitat for sage grouse to raise their broods) and sage grouse leks, and in turn, private lands.
Public lands and private waters: decision support for sage-grouse conservation through range wide mapping of scarce wetland resources Strategy or Planning Document This plan of work outlines the implementation of spatially explicit inventory and monitoring project to map summer habitats for greater (Centrocercus urophasianus) and Gunnison sage-grouse (C.u. minimus; herein sage-grouse) across occupied habitat.
Partnerscapes – IWJV Fact Sheet Factsheet This factsheet provides an overview of the IWJV's collaboration with Partnerscapes.
Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands Factsheet This factsheet describes the IWJV's partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands.
Partner Engagement Publication Factsheet Developed out of the IWJV’s 2018 Annual Operational Plan, this Partner Engagement publication focuses attention on three elements of the IWJV’s work – Science & Planning, Conservation Delivery, and Communications. Explore each element to find opportunities for engagement that build on existing partnerships and help to foster new ones.
Oregon SONEC Working Wet Meadows Initiative, Business Plan Strategy or Planning Document The SONEC Working Wet Meadows Iniative Buisiness Plan clearly articulates the objectives, approaches, and expected outcomes of the partnership in this science-based conservation endeavor.
Managing Wet Areas on Agricultural Lands Factsheet This tool from the San Luis Valley Wetland Focus Area Committee (FAC) aims to provide landowners with resources to better understand the characteristics, functions, and management practices that can enhance wetlands, riparian areas, and agricultural lands. This tool helps connect landowners with land managers from organizations and agencies that can help them achieve their vision for their land.
IWJV Strategic Communications Plan 2017-2020 Strategy or Planning Document This three-year Strategic Communications Plan is designed to promote, coordinate and deliver bird habitat conservation that is founded on Strategic Habitat Conservation (SHC) principles. The plan guides IWJV efforts to implement innovative and targeted communications campaigns over three years, from 2017 – 2020, and builds on previous communications efforts by the JV.
IWJV 2013 Implementation Plan: Executive Summary Strategy or Planning Document The IWJV 2013 Implementation Plan Executive Summary describes how the Plan works to strengthen science and partnerships in the Intermountain West Joint Venture. It also credits the many individuals whose tireless work made the Plan possible.
IWJV 2013 Implementation Plan (Entire Plan) Strategy or Planning Document The IWJV 2013 Implementation Plan is intended to provide Joint Venture (JV) partnerships with a roadmap for the protection, restoration, enhancement, and management of habitat needed to support populations of birds at desired levels.
Intermountain West Joint Venture Boundary Map Technical Transfer Product The IWJV Boundary Map shows the boundaries of the IWJV
Greater Sandhill Crane Habitat Initiative Strategy or Planning Document This plan is a continuation of 2012 science planning, characterizing the scope and context of the Intermountain West Joint Venture’s (IWJV) science investments. The information presented here is the first in a series of documents outlining the implementation of the Greater Sandhill Crane Habitat Initiative as identified in, Identifying Science Priorities 2013–2018: Wetland Focal Strategies.
Birds and Beaver, A Restoration Guidebook Report The goal of this guidebook is to provide an accessible, useful resource for anyone involved in using beaver to restore streams, floodplains, wetlands, and riparian areas. It provides a practical synthesis of the best available science, an overview of management techniques, and case studies from throughout the western U.S.
Assessment of Foraging Habitats of White-faced Ibis Near Two Breeding Colonies in E. Idaho Report This report provides an overview of research studying the habitat use and foraging behavior of white-faced ibis (Plegadis chihi) in areas surrounding the Market Lake and Mud Lake Wildlife Management Areas in eastern Idaho
Implementation Plan Chapter 9: Strategic Communications Plan (2013) Strategy or Planning Document This chapter of the IWJV 2013 Implementation Plan provides a strategic communications blueprint for reaching these partners in precise, effective ways and for creating tools that will support and extend the JV’s innovative communications program.
Implementation Plan Chapter 8: Habitat Conservation Strategy (2013) Strategy or Planning Document This chapter of the IWJV 2013 Implementation Plan provides important recommendations for coordinated implementation of targeted bird habitat conservation by state conservation partners.
Implementation Plan Chapter 7: Landbirds (2013) Strategy or Planning Document This chapter of the IWJV 2013 Implementation Plan identifies priority species and steps population and habitat objectives down from continental goals and objectives defined in the National Landbird Conservation Plan.
Implementation Plan Chapter 6: Waterbirds (2013) Strategy or Planning Document This chapter of the IWJV 2013 Implementation Plan outlines the biological planning approach for waterbirds in the Intermountain West, based on the North American Waterbird Conservation Plan
Implementation Plan Chapter 5: Shorebirds (2013) Strategy or Planning Document This chapter of the IWJV 2013 Implementation Plan builds on the U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan and is intended to provide a source of quantitative population objectives for shorebirds that have not previously been available.
Implementation Plan Chapter 4: Waterfowl (2013) Strategy or Planning Document This chapter of the IWJV 2013 Implementation Plan begins by identifying eight areas of continental significance for waterfowl, as defined in the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. The discussion leads to the heart of the chapter, which involves biological planning and conservation design for nonbreeding waterfowl in three regions—southern Oregon and northeastern California; the Great Salt Lake marshes of Utah; and the Columbia Basin of Washington and Oregon.
Implementation Plan Chapter 3: Strengthening the Biological Foundation (2013) Strategy or Planning Document This chapter of the IWJV 2013 Implementation Plan defines the science-based framework that is being used to develop conservation strategies for the IWJV partnership.
Implementation Plan Chapter 2: Characterization of the IWJV Landscape (2013) Strategy or Planning Document This chapter of the IWJV 2013 Implementation Plan puts the IWJV ecological and political diversity into context from a continental perspective. It helps us understand the general landscape characteristics of the IWJV, as defined by the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation Ecoregions.
Migratory Bird Joint Ventures: 25 Years of Conservation Partnerships Report Migratory Bird Joint Ventures (JVs) are the subject of this November, 2012 article published in Birding, the magazine of the American Birding Association. On the 25th anniversary of the JV system, author Jennie Duberstein explores the roots of the JV and provides an overview of accomplishments of the eighteen JVs found in the U.S.
NAWMP and Action Plan (2012) Strategy or Planning Document