Resources: Reports

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...
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...
2018 SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report: January-March 2018 SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report: April-June 2018 2017 SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report: January-March 2017 SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report: April-June 2017 SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report: July-...
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...
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...
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 energy...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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 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 through...
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 on...
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 increase...
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  ...
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...
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...
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 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-...
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 Farm Service Agency's Wildlife Initiatives report illustrates win-win partnerships through the Conservation Reserve Program.