Partnership News and Updates

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant has helped initiate a partnership that is improving the environment, creating a market for carbon credits generated on...
The Sage Grouse Initiative partnered with the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center to unravel the secrets of sagebrush plant community change in this 23-minute instructional video designed to...
This month the Arizona Cattlelog reprinted a partner spotlight article written by IWJV’s Arizona State Conservation Partnership Co-chair, Dominic Barrett. Click on the link below to read the full...
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet recently joined the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) for a tour of three ranches in northwest Colorado.

Who

we are

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

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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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Profile Your FY 2014 Projects!

We are rolling individual successes into a cumulative total to tell the story at a regional scale of collaborative bird habitat conservation through science and partnerships.

USDA Sale of Carbon Credits from Working Ranch Grasslands

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant has helped initiate a partnership that is improving the environment, creating a market for carbon credits generated on working grasslands.

Unraveling Sagebrush Community Change for Resilient Habitats

The Sage Grouse Initiative partnered with the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center to unravel the secrets of sagebrush plant community change in this 23-minute instructional video designed to help conservationists and landowners manage for more resilient sage grouse habitats.

Arizona State Conservation Partnership Featured in Ranching Magazine

This month the Arizona Cattlelog reprinted a partner spotlight article written by IWJV’s Arizona State Conservation Partnership Co-chair, Dominic Barrett. Click on the link below to read the full article.

From Senate to Sagebrush

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet recently joined the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) for a tour of three ranches in northwest Colorado.

Webinar: Meeting the Needs of Spring-migrating Waterfowl on Working Ranches

Meet with IWJV and NRCS staff to learn about opportunities to manage irrigated haylands and pasturelands in the Intermountain West for wetland birds during spring migration.

Idaho Bird Photo Contest!

The Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership wants to showcase your photos of Idaho’s birds and their habitats!

Science to Solutions Series: Wildfire and Cheatgrass

This tool helps prioritize and pinpoint management tactics across sagebrush landscapes, from fire and fuels management to restoration, and partners have already quickly engaged in implementation of this new strategic approach.

SGI SWAT NRCS Quarterly Report: July-September 2014

The IWJV maintains a detailed tracking system to document SWAT team progress on a quarterly basis. These contributions are rolled up with other NRCS actions and reported to the FWS, during the annual sage grouse status review process, to ensure landowner and partner efforts are considered in Endangered Species Act listing decision reviews.

Job Alert! Partner Biologist/Range Ecologist, Deadline Extended

This position serves as a wildlife biologist/range ecologist on the Rangeland Watershed Initiative staff and provides technical assistance to NRCS Wetland Reserve Easement Implementation Team in Northern California.

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