Resources: Plans

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...
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...
The IWJV 2014 Annual Operational Plan (AOP) establishes the priorities, activities, and budget of the IWJV for the FY 2014 federal fiscal year. 
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...
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...
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—...
The Intermountain West Joint Venture’s 2018 Annual Operational Plan establishes the priorities, activities, and budget of the IWJV for the 2018 federal fiscal year (October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018). Audience and Purpose: This operational...
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...
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 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...
The following documents are Pressing Issues Action Plans Completed by the Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership in September 2013.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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’s...
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...
Managing sagebrush country in a biologically sustainable manner, while meeting the needs of the wide range of stakeholders that have an interest in its future, is challenging.  Despite the many stakeholders that are increasingly engaged in efforts...
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 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....
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...
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 Audubon...