Resources

These reports summarize conservation planning and habitat accomplishments in the Oregon portion of SONEC (Southern Oregon-Northeastern California) for the Working Wet Meadows Initiative (WWMI). Specific conservation planning and habitat objectives...
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...
This plan is dynamic in that initially it will function to provide a framework for the development of Focus Area Plan objectives and strategies. As Focus Area Plans are developed however, the objectives of the Joint Venture, as well as the projects...
The North American Waterfowl Management Plan (“NAWMP” or “the Plan”) is an international action strategy for conserving migratory waterfowl throughout the continent. The Plan's goal is to return waterfowl populations to their 1970s levels by...
Twenty­-six years ago, the waterfowl management community began implementing a visionary initiative to conserve continental waterfowl populations and habitat – the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP or Plan). Read the 2012 revision and...
United States Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed the 2012 Revision of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan on May 31 at the 75th anniversary National Conference of Ducks Unlimited, Inc., in Nashville, Tennessee. The 2012 NAWMP...
Chapter 1 provides an overview of the Plan and how the IWJV partnership operates to advance bird habitat conservation in the Intermountain West. This chapter also describes the relationship of the Plan to major National Bird Plans & Initiatives...
Chapter 2 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...
Chapter 3 defines the science-based framework that is being used to develop conservation strategies for the IWJV partnership. Learn how the IWJV intends to address the questions of “why,” “how,” “how much,” and “where” to sustain populations of...
Chapter 4 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...
Chapter 5 builds on the U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan and is intended to provide a source of quantitative population objectives for shorebirds which have not previously been available. The information will facilitate the development of landscape...
Chapter 6 outlines the biological planning approach for waterbirds in the Intermountain West, based on the North American Waterbird Conservation Plan. Like Chapter 5, it includes the most up-to-date information on waterbirds in the Intermountain...
Chapter 7 identifies priority species and steps population and habitat objectives down from continental goals and objectives defined in the National Landbird Conservation Plan. A total 21 focal landbirds were chosen to set regional habitat-based...
Chapter 8 defines the IWJV Habitat Conservation Strategy and current conservation priorities for wetland, sagebrush, and grassland habitats. Each habitat section identifies priority bird species, key threats, the approach to conservation at the JV...
Measurable habitat delivery outcomes in the Intermountain West are dependent on the synergy and cooperation of a large number of conservation partners situated in the eleven western states. This chapter provides a strategic communications blueprint...
The IWJV 2013 Annual Operational Plan (AOP) establishes the priorities and activities of the IWJV for the FY 2013 federal fiscal year. It is organized in accordance with the Desired Characteristics of Joint Venture Partnerships (JV Matrix) and is...
This concise and strategic fact sheet created by the Joint Venture CEO Team details the responsibilities and value of Migratory Bird Joint Ventures. Read this to learn about what Joint Ventures can provide, their history of success, and where each...
The IWJV 2014 Annual Operational Plan (AOP) establishes the priorities, activities, and budget of the IWJV for the FY 2014 federal fiscal year. 
The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs ...
Migratory Bird Joint Ventures are cooperative, regional partnerships that conserve habitat for the benefit of birds, other wildlife, and people. Joint Ventures share a vision of a North American landscape where people work together to help birds...
The Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) 2015 Annual Operational Plan (AOP) establishes the priorities, activities, and budget of the IWJV for the 2015 federal fiscal year (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015). It is organized by...
Check out the attached presentations from the November 2015 meeting of the Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership (IBCP).
Check out the attached presentations from the March 2015 meeting of the Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership.
Joint Ventures work together to build a healthy world for birds, other wildlife, and people. Check out our 2015 fact sheet.
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...
With accelerating changes affecting people and wildlife in the West, let’s work together to champion landscape-scale conservation for working lands and the next 100 years of conservation. Please click below for a fact sheet created by the IWJV...
Included here are the Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership meeting notes and associated presentations from the fall 2016 meeting.
Included here are the Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership meeting notes and four associated presentations from the February 25-26, 2016 meeting.
The Intermountain West Joint Venture’s 2017 Annual Operational Plan establishes the priorities, activities, and budget of the IWJV for the 2017 federal fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017). Each of the four Elements in this plan—...
This document is a reference handbook regarding the 4 “major bird plans:” North American Waterfowl Management Plan Partners in Flight North American Waterbird Conservation Plan United States Shorebird Conservation Plan plus         North American...
2016 SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report: January-March 2016 SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report: April-June 2016 SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report: July-September 2016 2015 SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report:...
Abstract: Effective conservation of migratory species requires comprehensive knowledge of annual movement patterns. Such information is sparse for the Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus), a North American endemic shorebird of conservation...
It is increasingly recognized that more sustainable approaches are needed for planning and managing landscapes worldwide. New tools are needed to effectively apply sustainable principles to planning and management. The spatial dimensions of...
Abstract: We studied 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, the two largest breeding colonies in the state, during the...
In 2013, the Northern Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative partnered with U.S. Fish & Wildlife, NOAA, Portland State University, and the U.S. Forest Service to develop a comprehensive guide on using beaver for stream restoration....
Linking patterns of rural land-use change and wetland condition to trends in greater sandhill crane demographics This plan of work outlines implementation of a spatially explicit monitoring and evaluation project to document landscape change...
This Ponderosa Pine Cavity-Nesting Bird Guide is intended to provide land managers in ponderosa pine habitats with information on bird species’ status, distribution, density, habitat relationships, and potential responses to habitat management or...
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Conservation Insight  Summary Findings: Wyoming supports nearly 40% of the world’s sage-grouse population. Yet many areas of sagebrush habitat in the state are undergoing rapid transformation for...
Addressing the growing threats brought about or accentuated by rapid climate change requires a fundamental shift in the practice of natural resource management and conservation. This guide provides practical and straightforward advice on climate...
These postcards are a fresh approach to the IWJV brochure. The purpose is to implement our communications goal #1: strategically broaden and strengthen public-private partnership for bird habitat conservation in the Intermountain West. The ...
Executive Summary: (September 2013) Long-billed Curlew (curlew) populations have declined throughout much of their range.  The species is on the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) Watch List, is a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Bird of...
Conserving Habitat through the Federal Farm Bill:  A Guide for Land Trusts and Landowners specifically was designed for land trusts and landowners. The guide provides the boots-on-the-ground information and tools needed to become a knowledgeable...
Conserving migratory ungulates in increasingly human-dominated landscapes presents a difficult challenge to land managers and conservation practitioners. Nevertheless, ungulates may receive ancillary benefits from conservation actions designed to...
Abstract: We explored predictive models relating body condition and age to nesting propensity, timing of nest initiation, clutch size of first nests, aggregated nest survival, hatching success, and timing of hatch in Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos)....
In 2011, the Intermountain West Joint Venture, Partners for Conservation, and the University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation hosted a Farm Bill Conservation Programs focused on the West forum (Forum) in Bozeman, Montana. The purpose...
This guide was prepared for fish and wildlife conservation practitioners so they can better understand the Farm Bill and how it can be used in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), landowners, and producers for the...
The Fish and Wildlife Service released a final report from the Sage-Grouse Conservation Objectives Team (COT) that, for the first time, delineates the ‘goal posts’ for conservation actions needed to maintain viable sage grouse populations and avert...
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...
Joint Venture (JV) scientists use regional population abundance objectives for waterfowl to quantify habitat objectives and frame conservation delivery strategies. Inconsistent or unreliable approaches for deriving population objectives among JVs...
The Contribution of Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and Costal Program Restoration Projects to Local U.S. Economies The Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program and Costal Program are the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s premier...
International agreements, environmental laws, resource management agencies, and environmental nongovernmental organizations all establish objectives that define what they hope to accomplish. Unfortunately, quantitative objectives in conservation...
The Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership provided three Avian Tools Workshops during November 2016 in Boise, Idaho Falls, and Coeur d’Alene. Find the details about this meeting and presented materials here.
The Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership holds open meetings a few times each year. Attached below are notes from these meetings.
April 2014 (Idaho) - This spring, the Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership (IBCP) hosted three Bird Conservation on Private Lands workshops for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field staff and others who work with private landowners....
Idaho Partners in Flight focused this plan on restoring healthy ecosystems that will maintain productive and complete bird communities. The plan identifies priority bird species, then uses those species and other information on habitat trends...
The Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) conserves priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs in Idaho. The IWJV has played a direct role in bringing over $13 million of federal funding into Idaho’s...
The IWJV partnership has conserved over 1.27 million acres in the Intermountain West during its 19-year history. With a base allocation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the IWJV has leveraged funding at a ratio of 35:1, delivering...
The Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) conserves priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs. Our approach to landscape-scale conservation benefits working lands and communities in Idaho.
Check out the below Congressional Outreach Fact Sheet for Idaho. For high resolution PDFs, contact Hannah Ryan, hannah.ryan@iwjv.org.
Please see the below .jpg for the IWJV's Boundary Map as well other data files.
The Intermountain West Region (IMW) and its six constituent Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs) include a vast inland area from the Rocky Mountains to the Sierras/Cascades and from Canada to Mexico.  The area is the annual home of approximately a...
This Intermountain West Waterbird Conservation Plan (IWWCP) is one of several regional step-down plans designed to implement the North American Waterbird Conservation Plan (NAWCP, Kushlan et al. 2002, www.waterbirdconservation.org). As defined by...
Conservation efforts and emergency medicine face comparable problems: how to use scarce resources wisely to conserve valuable assets. In both fields, the process of prioritising actions is known as triage. Although often used implicitly by...
Intermountain West Joint Venture 2005 Implementation Plan. Also known as "Coordinated Bird Conservation Plan." December, 2005.  Please see the IWJV 2013 Implementation Plan for a substantative revision of this Plan.    
The Implementation Plans of the 18 U.S. Habitat Joint Ventures are 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...
The 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.
The enclosed maps show the extent of IWJV Bird Habitat Conservation Areas (BHCAs). Refer to Intermountain West Joint Venture 2005 Coordinated Bird Conservation Plan for production methods and intended use of data. Attached zip file contains...
Please view the below fact sheets that detail IWJV's priorities and projects each year.
Consistent with our approach to conservation science, the IWJV has developed a series of three technical documents that outline the scientific principles, habitat priorities, and conservation strategies adopted by the IWJV to guide investments of...
In this issue: IWJV Launches Capacity Grants Program NAWCA at Work Observations from the Chair 2008 Nagel Award Winner Guide to 2008 Farm Bill Board Meeting Update
In this issue: Pocket Guide to Sagebrush Birds Partners Step Up Efforts to Conserve Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Planning, Capacity-building, and Capital NAWMP Plan Revision: Looking Ahead IWJV Launches Phase Three of SWAP Implementation...
This five-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...
This PowerPoint presentation has been created by the JV CEO Team and is designed to be adapted by your JV, for your particular audience.
The Upper Green River watershed is a preciously large and intact landscape of the Intermountain West. Organizations from across the state and region are prioritizing this place due to its extensive biological, ecological and cultural values....
Check out these great educational resources for sagebrush ecosystems produced by Audubon. For more materials like this visit Audubon-Rockies, Educational Resources.
Increasingly recognized as one of the most important places on the continent for migratory birds, the Harney Basin is the northern anchor of a string of wetlands that extends across the Southern Oregon/Northeast California (SONEC) region. During...
The San Luis Valley Wetland Focus Area Committee (FAC) is please to help support the development and production of this booklet promoting management of wetlands, riparian areas, and agricultural areas towards a better and healthier ecosystem. The...
A Joint Venture (JV) is a collaborative, regional partnership of government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations, tribes, and individuals that work to conserve habitat for the benefit of birds, other wildlife, and people. Continentwide...
A Joint Venture (JV) is a collaborative, regional partnership of government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations, tribes, and individuals that work to conserve habitat for the benefit of birds, other wildlife, and people. Nationwide,...
In 2010, LCCs were established by the Secretary of the Interior, to provide shared science to ensure sustainability of America’s land, water, wildlife and cultural resources.  The LCCs were formed to help the Interior bureaus and agencies work...
Over the last 25 years, Migratory Bird Joint Ventures have become widely accepted as the model for cooperative conservation. Since the North American Waterfowl Management Plan called for their establishement in 1986, Migratory Bird Joint Ventures...
Montana state conservation partners hosted a Conservation Programs Workshop in Lewistown Montana on June 23, 2015. Access the meeting materials here.
Three Joint Ventures (JVs) conserve habitat for priority bird species, other wildlife, and people in Montana. The Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV), Prairie Pothole Joint Venture (PPJV), and Northern Great Plains Joint Venture (NGPJV) cover...
The IWJV partnership has conserved over 1.27 million acres in the Intermountain West during its 19-year history. With a base allocation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the IWJV has leveraged funding at a ratio of 35:1, delivering...
Three Joint Ventures (JVs) conserve habitat for priority bird species, other wildlife, and people in Montana. The Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV), Prairie Pothole Joint Venture (PPJV), and Northern Great Plains Joint Venture (NGPJV) cover...
The National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) 2011 is the first national assessment of the ecological condition of the nation’s wetlands. The NWCA examines the chemical, physical and biological integrity of wetlands through a set of commonly...
The North American Waterbird Conservation Plan (the Plan) is the product of an independent partnership of individuals and institutions having interest and responsibility for conservation of waterbirds and their habitats in the Americas. This...
North American Waterfowl Management Program (NAWMP) is an international agreement developed in 1986, which recognizes the recovery and perpetuation of waterfowl and other wetland wildlife that depend on the restoration of wetlands and associated...
North American Waterfowl Management Program (NAWMP) is an international agreement developed in 1986, which recognizes the recovery and perpetuation of waterfowl and other wetland wildlife that depend on the restoration of wetlands and associated...
North American Waterfowl Management Program (NAWMP) is an international agreement developed in 1986, which recognizes the recovery and perpetuation of waterfowl and other wetland wildlife that depend on the restoration of wetlands and associated...
North American Waterfowl Management Program (NAWMP) is an international agreement developed in 1986, which recognizes the recovery and perpetuation of waterfowl and other wetland wildlife that depend on the restoration of wetlands and associated...
North American Waterfowl Management Program (NAWMP) Original Plan. A Strategy for Cooperation.  May, 1986. North American Waterfowl Management Program (NAWMP) is an international agreement developed in 1986, which recognizes the recovery and...
The 2012-2013 North American Wetlands Conservation Act Biennial Report highlights bird habitat conservation grants across North America. This edition focuses on the impact of our grants throughout the annual life cycle of a few of our continent’s...
August 2013 The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently released the Sage Grouse Initiative 2012 Progress Report, showing results on the ground, and funding allocations to states that in turn were leveraged for accelerated...
To learn more about the Sage Grouse Initiative's progress to date, listen to this webinar that NRCS Chief Jason Weller delivered to SGI partners on February 13, 2015. The maps and metrics are truly an inspiring conservation story! Click here to...
The Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) conserves priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs. Our creative approach to landscape-scale conservation leverages public and private funds to benefit the...
The Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) conserves priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs. Our approach to conservation leverages public and private funds to benefit working lands and communities...
The wetlands of Southern Oregon-Northeastern California (SONEC) comprise some of the most important spring and fall staging habitat for waterfowl in North America, supporting over 70% of the Pacific Flyway’s dabbling ducks and 30% of the continent’...
The IWJV views Partners for Conservation as a critical organization to collaborate with and support due to their important role and relationship with private landowners and partners interested in enhancing communication and collaboration in working...
Partners In Flight (PIF) is a cooperative effort of federal, state and local government agencies, philanthropic foundations, and individuals interested in the conservation of birds not covered by existing conservation initiatives. Its focus is on...
Partners In Flight (PIF) is a cooperative effort of federal, state and local government agencies, philanthropic foundations, and individuals interested in the conservation of birds not covered by existing conservation initiatives. Its focus is on...
Partners In Flight (PIF) is a cooperative effort of federal, state and local government agencies, philanthropic foundations, and individuals interested in the conservation of birds not covered by existing conservation initiatives. Its focus is on...
Partners In Flight (PIF) is a cooperative effort of federal, state and local government agencies, philanthropic foundations, and individuals interested in the conservation of birds not covered by existing conservation initiatives. Its focus is on...
Principal Investigators: J. Patrick Donnelly, David E. Naugle, and Victoria Dreitz Executive Summary: Plan of work outlines implementation of spatially explicit inventory and monitoring project to map summer habitats for greater (Centrocercus...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the Avian Power Line Interaction Committee (APLIC) released their updated state-of-the-art guidance document Reducing Avian Collisions with Power Lines: State of the Art in 2012. This manual,...
By Neil Paprocki 1, 2, Julie A. Heath 1, 2, Stephen J. Novak 1 Studies of multiple taxa across broad-scales suggest that species distributions are shifting poleward in response to global climate change. Recognizing the influence of distribution...
The purpose of these documents are to provide a framework to accomplish common goals related to the conservation of the Greater Sage-Grouse and its habitat. 
The sage-steppe ecosystem found in the Great Basin is an ecosystem in decline; some would say trending towards collapse. Recently, the sage-steppe was recognized as one of the most imperiled ecosystems in America. The primary threat to this rich...
In August 2016, a diverse cross-section of stakeholders met at a forum in Salt Lake City to discuss a vision and communications network for the sagebrush ecosystem. The group included “principals” or decision-makers of the various agencies and...
This guide is written for anyone interested in learning more about sagebrush species and habitats. The introduction provides descriptions of some of the remarkably diverse sagebrush sagebrush communities in western North America. The purpose of the...
The Sage Grouse Initiative publishes a series called Science to Solutions that helps break-down some of the ground-breaking science around sage grouse and sage habitat conservation.                    
Wyoming supports nearly 40% of the world’s sage-grouse population, yet much of the state’s sagebrush habitat is undergoing rapid transformation for energy and residential development. In 2008, the state enacted a proactive “core area” strategy to...
The Sage Grouse Initiative has released the 4th in its series, “Science to Solutions.”  The purpose of all SGI science is to increase the effectiveness of on-the-ground conservation for sage grouse.  The latest in the series is  Private Lands Vital...
“The benefits to our highly-prized mule deer of the west demonstrates that the Sage Grouse Initiative is restoring an ecosystem harboring 350 other species,” said Tim Griffiths, SGI national coordinator for the Natural Resources Conservation...
Targeting Early Phase Conifer Removal Key to Restoring Sage Grouse Habitat April 9, 2014 (Missoula, Montana) - Removing junipers and other conifers that are early invaders of sagebrush-steppe is less costly, and much more likely to be effective,...
A new strategy helps land managers reduce impacts from two of the most daunting challenges facing sage grouse: the threat of large-scale wildfires and invasion of exotic annual grasses like cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) that can transform large...
Check out this infographic to learn about six key ingredients for proactive conservation learned from the Sage Grouse Initiative and application for wildlife conservation anywhere…
The IWJV maintains a detailed tracking system to document SWAT field staff progress on a quarterly basis. These contributions are rolled up with other NRCS actions and reported to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), during the annual sage...
The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT) continued to make significant gains this past quarter in each of its four focus areas: field delivery, science, communications, and partner development. The IWJV maintains a...
The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT) continued to make significant gains with every quarter in each of its four focus areas: field delivery, science, communications and partner development. The following reports...
The SGI SWAT team’s 24 dedicated and enthusiastic range conservationists, wildlife biologists, and natural resource specialists not only help get conservation on the ground but also spread the shared vision of achieving wildlife conservation...
Additional field capacity support provided by SWAT partner positions across the West has essentially enabled NRCS to double the amount of SGI conservation. Partner staff have helped plan or implement: 1,273,123 acres of rangeland improvement to...
The  Sage  Grouse  Initiative  (SGI)  Strategic  Watershed  Action  Team  (SWAT)  continued  to  make  significant  gains   this  past  quarter  in  each  of  its  three  focus  areas:    field  delivery,  science,  and  communications.  The  ...
The  Sage  Grouse  Initiative  (SGI)  Strategic  Watershed  Action  Team  (SWAT)  continued  to  make  significant  gains   this  past  quarter  in  each  of  its  four  focus  areas:    field  delivery,  science,  communications,  and  partner  ...
The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT) continued to make significant gains this past quarter in each of its four focus areas: field delivery, science, communications, and partner development. The following reports...
Additional field capacity support provided by SWAT partner positions across the West has essentially enabled NRCS to double the amount SGI conservation. Partner staffs have helped plan or implement: 936,483 acres of rangeland improvement to...
The IWJV maintains a detailed tracking system to document SWAT field staff progress on a quarterly basis. These contributions are rolled up with other NRCS actions and reported to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), during the annual sage...
The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT) continued to demonstrate exciting successes in the areas of field delivery, science, and communications(see attached Objectives & Evolution of the SGI SWAT). The following...
The Sage‐Grouse Initiative (SGI) Strategic Watershed Action Team(SWAT) became fully operational during the reporting period with fully deployed field delivery,science, and communications capacity (see attachedObjectives&Evolution ofthe SGI SWAT...
The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) Strategic Watershed Action Team (SWAT) Quarterly Report covers the time period from July 1 to September 30, 2012. SGI SWAT, which is coordinated by the IWJV, saw significant gains in each of its three focus areas: ...
Sage Grouse Initiative Strategic Watershed Action Team  Quarterly Report: October-December 2012 Pretty good stuff getting done out there! Please take a gander at the accomplishments in the last section. Here’s a few highlights:  Conifer Removal: 33...
We  stand  at  a  pivotal  moment.  The  Sage  Grouse   Initiative  is  taking  bold,  forward-­looking  steps  to  prevent   a  listing,  while  meeting  our  nation’s  food  and  energy   needs.  With  the  right  conservation  in  the  right  ...
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. Attached below is a fact sheet...
This report is intended to summarize progress toward establishing Partner Positions in the Oregon portion of SONEC (Southern Oregon-Northeastern California), as well as tangible conservation planning and habitat accomplishments. Conservation...
To address Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) At-Risk Species Habitat and Water Quantity/Drought Resource Concerns, the SONEC Working Wet Meadows Initiative (WWMI) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project, led by the...
The Southern Oregon-Northeastern California (SONEC) landscape is a unique region that has been identified as a continentally important migration and breeding area for birds moving along the Pacific Flyway. Comprised of eight counties across Oregon...
Attached are various maps of Southern Oregon Northeastern California, an IWJV priority area.
Farm Bill Conservation Programs Can Help Meet the Needs of Spring-Migrating Waterfowl in Southern Oregon-Northeastern California Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Conservation Insight Summary Findings: The Southern Oregon-Northeastern...
What's so important about the drab little Southwestern Willow Flycatcher? Why worry about its continued existence? Because this species is a prime, critical indicator of the health of Southwestern riparian ecosystems (riparian meaning waterside...
One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, the nation’s top bird science and conservation groups have come together to publish State of the Birds 2014—the most comprehensive review of long-term trend data for U.S. birds ever...
The Status Assessment and Conservation Plan for the Grasshopper Sparrow was designed to review the current status of the species, provide a brief overview of recent research findings, and highlight actions needed to conserve Grasshopper Sparrow...
The traditional U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) conservation approach has frequently relied more on opportunity and less on scientific strategies. Resulting conservation priorities, policies, and actions have not fully benefited from landscape...
Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) are applied conservation science partnerships with two main functions. The first is to provide the science and technical expertise needed to support conservation planning at landscape scales – beyond the...
The NRCS-led Sage Grouse Initiative is pioneering a conservation approach that invites cooperation over conflict across the West. Since 2010, SGI has conserved more than 4.4 million acres of sage grouse habitat, and invested a total of $425.5...
The Bear River Watershed: Opportunities Abound for Collaborative, Landscape-Scale Conservation. The Bear River is receiving plenty of attention by conservationists lately, and for good reason. A unique conservation opportunity exists here – one...
The Farm Service Agency's Wildlife Initiatives report illustrates win-win partnerships through the Conservation Reserve Program. 
Anthropogenic features such as urbanization, roads, and power lines, are increasing in western United States landscapes in response to rapidly growing human populations. However, their spatial effects have not been evaluated. Our goal was to model...
Much of current conservation practice is based upon anecdote and myth rather than upon the systematic appraisal of the evidence, including experience of others who have tackled the same problem. We suggest that this is a major problem for...
The United States Shorebird Conservation Plan is a partnership effort of state and federal agencies, non-governmental conservation organizations, academic institutions, and individuals from across the country committed to restoring and maintaining...
Partners from state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations from across the country pooled their resources and expertise to develop a conservation strategy for migratory shorebirds and the habitats upon which they depend. The U.S....
The Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) conserves priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs. Our approach to landscape-scale conservation benefits working lands and communities in Utah.
The Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) conserves priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs. Our approach to conservation leverages public and private funds to benefit working lands and communities...
In this video, Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior of the United States, speaks passionately about the history and significance of Migratory Bird Joint Ventures. Migratory Bird Joint Ventures are cooperative, regional partnerships that...
Ranchers are looking for Congress' help to protect working landscapes that support the nation's wildlife. See this video Ducks Unlimited put together on the issue.  
Check out this video by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks about sage grouse research near Roundup, Montana.
A new Sage Grouse Initiative video released this week entitled Saving Sage Grouse, the Wyoming Example showcases the Wyoming model for saving sage grouse, a strategy that’s spreading across the other 10 western states working to prevent a listing...
The Sage Grouse Initiative partnered with the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center to unravel the secrets of sagebrush plant community change in this 23-minute instructional video designed to help conservationists and landowners manage for...
Washington Bird Habitat Conservation Areas
The IWJV partnership has conserved over 1.27 million acres in the Intermountain West during its 19-year history. With a base allocation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the IWJV has leveraged funding at a ratio of 35:1, delivering...
Linking wetland dynamics to landscape carrying capacity for migratory bird conservation This plan of work outlines implementation of a spatially explicit inventory and monitoring project that examines historic and current patterns of wetland...
IWJV's Spatial Ecologist, Patrick Donnelly recently 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...
IWJV's Spatial Ecologist, Patrick Donnelly recently 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...
This webinar was the 3rd in a series illustrating how state fish and wildlife agencies and Joint Ventures are collaborating for better bird conservation. IWJV staff and state partner Idaho Department of Fish and Game presented on the value of a...
Listen in as Sage Grouse Initiative rangeland conservationist Kelsey Molloy explains the benefits and challenges of working to conserve the Greater Sage-Grouse in the Western United States. This webinar is a wonderful introduction to sage grouse...
Are you interested in the value of flood-irrigated habitats to wetland-dependent birds, wet meadow conservation, or sustaining ranching for future generations? If so, check out this webinar entitled, "Meeting the Needs of Spring-migrating Waterfowl...
This inaugural IWJV webinar was offered to IWJV partners who have either submitted a NAWCA proposal in the past or partnered on the proposal.  Webinar participants learned how to create a competitive proposal for NAWCA funding given the challenging...
Bringing Together Partners to Conserve Treasures of Wyoming. The Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) conserves priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs in Wyoming. The IWJV is supporting partnership...
The IWJV partnership has conserved over 1.27 million acres in the Intermountain West during its 19-year history. With a base allocation from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the IWJV has leveraged funding at a ratio of 35:1, delivering...
The Wyoming Bird Habitat Conservation Partnership (WBHCP) is a group of private, government, and nonprofit organizations affiliated under the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) and the Northern Great Plains Joint Venture (NGPJV). The...
In 2010, cooperating partners developed the Wyoming Wetlands Conservation Priorities and Strategies, a landscape-scale geospatial assessment of wetlands and their associated values. This strategic document was a collaborative project between...