These partnerships—in operation via a team of SCP Chairs/Co-Chairs throughout the 11-state IWJV geography—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. While the SCPs vary by state in terms of their structure, each plays an important role and is anchored to the following vision, purpose, and desired future conditions:
Desired Future Conditions
Transfer Knowledge & Science by:
- impacting the conservation of migratory birds and other wildlife as well as benefiting people across the Intermountain West.
- identifying, motivating, and convening local individuals and groups to engage in targeted conservation work.
- using science to identify priority habitat(s) and implement management actions.
Leverage Resources by:
- creating capacity for developing, implementing, and evaluating conservation actions.
- harnessing state-based funding resources (e.g., NRCS, state fish and wildlife agencies, BLM, etc.) to support work aligned with IWJV priorities.
- working with IWJV staff and Management Board to apply federal, regional, corporate, and foundation resources (e.g., funding, science, capacity, and expertise) to broaden the impacts of conservation actions.
Elevate Impacts & Translate Outcomes by:
- engaging with IWJV communications staff to co-create stories and products that effectively convey joint conservation priorities, available science and other resources, as well as success stories.
- aggregating and communicating conservation outcomes for migratory birds and other wildlife as well as benefits for people across the Intermountain West.
- linking partnerships to create broader impacts for migratory birds and other wildlife and habitats (e.g., landscape to flyway, landscape to ecosystem).
- working with IWJV staff to develop an SCP Chair structure that accelerates conservation in the Intermountain West.
- welcoming a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences to the partnership to build and implement effective and durable conservation solutions.