These partnerships work together to overcome barriers and find common ground and innovative solutions to address increasingly complex issues affecting the conservation of birds and their habitats within the Intermountain West. The main purpose of the SCPs is to bring public and private partners together to coordinate and implement bird habitat conservation efforts that benefit a wide range of other fish and wildlife and result in lasting conservation for future generations. Our SCPs are guided by the following core principles.
State Conservation Partnerships:
- are not one-size-fits all.
- are organic and intended to meet the conservation challenges in their states, aligned with the IWJV mission.
- engage stakeholders in advancing the IWJV’s regional conservation priorities and provide a vehicle to address bird and other wildlife habitat conservation needs that are priorities at the state and local levels.
- integrate diverse perspectives, expertise, skills, and resources, which when combined make the partnership greater than the sum of the individual parts.
- connect people, projects, and funding both locally and statewide.
- retain unique structures that are supported by agency leadership and resources in each state.
- have a chair and/or co-chair to organize and coordinate meetings, tasks, and communications.
- provide the critical communication link between the IWJV Management Board, staff, and local conservation.