What We Do

The IWJV was established in 1994 and is the largest of 18 U.S. Habitat Joint Ventures, which are collaborative, regional partnerships of government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations, tribes, and individuals that work to conserve habitat for the benefit of birds, other wildlife, and people.

Working both collectively and independently, joint venture partners conduct activities in support of bird conservation goals developed by the partnership. These activities include:

  • Biological planning, conservation design, and prioritization
  • Project development and implementation
  • Monitoring, evaluation, and applied research activities
  • Communications and outreach
  • Fundraising for projects and activities
The work of the IWJV is guided by our 2013 Implementation Plan.
The ability to find common ground among diverse interests has proven to be a great factor in the success of the IWJV partnership. Beyond that, the IWJV has been effective for several reasons:
  • We provide conservation leadership
  • We foster strategic collaboration
  • We help build regional capacity for conservation
  • We leverage funding opportunities
  • We develop a strong science foundation to guide conservation
  • We emphasize habitat delivery outcomes
  • We recognize and support conservation leaders
  • We communicate with public and private partners within our region and beyond
  • We support bird habitat conservation on working ranchlands
2013 IWJV Implementation Plan

Strengthening Science and Partnerships

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