Partnership News and Updates

“The vision for Valle de Oro was one that could only be fulfilled by people working together, pooling resources, and sharing ideas,” Jewell said. “This new urban refuge is a wonderful example of how...
This position is located in the Division of Bird Habitat Conservation within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Migratory Bird Program. Position will serve as an Outreach and Education Specialist...
On October 1-3, 2014, the Avian Power Line Interaction Committee, Rocky Mountain Power/PacifiCorp, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems will be hosting a...
This article is part of a series of Sage Grouse Initiative success stories for 2014, featuring a rancher from each of the 11 western states.

Who

we are

The Intermountain West Joint Venture is a diverse partnership of federal, state and nongovernmental agencies. More >

Management Board | Staff | State Conservation Partnerships | Technical Committee

Where

we work

The IWJV operates across parts of eleven states and encompasses 486 million acres of some of the most diverse and intact landscapes in the West. More >

Character of the Intermountain West

What

we do

The IWJV conserves priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs. More >

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Secretary Jewell Announces Completion of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

“The vision for Valle de Oro was one that could only be fulfilled by people working together, pooling resources, and sharing ideas,” Jewell said. “This new urban refuge is a wonderful example of how Land and Water Conservation Funds can be used to leverage strong community partnerships and serve as a foundation for on-the-ground conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country.”

Job Alert: Education and Outreach Specialist

This position is located in the Division of Bird Habitat Conservation within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Migratory Bird Program. Position will serve as an Outreach and Education Specialist, working as a member of the Division’s communication team to develop and execute communication plans and strategies to support the Division’s conservation goals, and managing the development and dissemination of communications products to a variety of priority audiences.

Avian Interactions with Power Lines Workshop

On October 1-3, 2014, the Avian Power Line Interaction Committee, Rocky Mountain Power/PacifiCorp, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems will be hosting a workshop on birds and power lines.

Arctic Grayling Does Not Warrant Protection Under Endangered Species Act Due to Collaborative Partnerships

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its finding that the Upper Missouri River Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the Arctic grayling does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Job Alert: Private Lands Biologist in Colorado

The Private Lands Wildlife Biologist Program (PLWB) is a partnership between the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) which focuses on delivering wildlife conservation programs on private lands through Farm Bill funding.

Contract Alert: Sage Grouse Conifer Removal Prioritization

Pheasants Forever, Inc. (PF) invites qualified contractors to submit proposals to develop and implement a methodology for generating a spatial prioritization of invasive conifer removal to support sage-grouse recovery efforts.

Oregon SONEC Working Wet Meadows Initiative Quarterly Report and Business Plan: April 1, 2014 – June 30, 2014

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.

Missed the IWJV/SGI decision support webinar? Find it here...

Patrick Donnelly's webinar on decision support for sage grouse conservation through range wide mapping of scarce wetland resources is now available.

SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report: April-June 2014

Check out the latest numbers from the Sage Grouse Initiative Strategic Watershed Action Team (SGI SWAT)!

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