Partnership News and Updates

This award is given to partners and partnerships that have demonstrated a long-term commitment and dedication to the important work of the Joint Ventures.
Please enjoy your Fall e-Newsletter from the IWJV partners and staff. Next ranching generation, funding tips for conservation, picky Mountain Plover and more! Thank you for reading!
The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) complements other funding sources such as the North American Wetlands Conservation Act by providing resources for migratory landbird...
One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, the nation’s top bird science and conservation groups have come together to publish State of the Birds 2014—the most comprehensive...

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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Migratory Bird Joint Venture Conservation Champion Award

This award is given to partners and partnerships that have demonstrated a long-term commitment and dedication to the important work of the Joint Ventures.

Read the Fall e-Newsletter!

Please enjoy your Fall e-Newsletter from the IWJV partners and staff. Next ranching generation, funding tips for conservation, picky Mountain Plover and more! Thank you for reading!

Funding Alert! NMBCA Proposals Due Nov. 20

The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) complements other funding sources such as the North American Wetlands Conservation Act by providing resources for migratory landbird conservation as well as funding for migratory birds that depend upon wetland habitats outside of North America.

“State of the Birds” Report Assesses the Health of the Nation’s Birds

One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, the nation’s top bird science and conservation groups have come together to publish State of the Birds 2014—the most comprehensive review of long-term trend data for U.S. birds ever conducted. The authors call the results unsettling. The report finds bird populations declining across several key habitats, and it includes a “watch list” of bird species in need of immediate conservation help. The report also reveals, however, that in areas where a strong conservation investment has been made, bird populations are recovering.

Job Alert: Sage Grouse Initiative Capacity & Delivery Coordinator

The Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI) Field Capacity and Delivery Coordinator plays a critical role in partnership-driven SGI implementation. This permanent position, part of the SGI Core Team, coordinates the field delivery capacity element of the SGI SWAT and catalyzes continued partner investments in SGI among 40+ conservation partner organizations contributing funds to this landmark effort.

Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust: Conserving Land for People and Birds

The Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust (RGALT) works to conserve the natural resources and rural quality of life in southwest New Mexico. Farmers and conservationists are protecting the Rio Grande corridor for people, birds and those to come. Click here to learn more.

Partners Step Up to Conserve Wetlands in the Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington

Diverse parties are working together under the coordinated efforts of the Intermountain West Joint Venture State Conservation Partnership to focus on developing a long-term vision and tools for wetlands conservation in Washington’s Channeled Scablands. Find out what they are doing here.

Mountain Plover: An Inconspicuous Shorebird That Breeds, Nests and Winters Across Some of the Toughest Places in the Intermountain West

A habitat extremist, the Mountain Plover dwells in burned, grazed, tilled and other such disturbed places across the Intermountain West. Conservation efforts for this bird require the support of private landowners and public land managers to keep their grassland and agricultural land habitats intact.

Putting Funding for Habitat Work in a National Context for Smarter Results

In an era of level or decreasing funding for wildlife habitat and natural resource conservation, organizations have to be continuously innovative and strategic to keep in the black. Keep reading here to learn about national funding trends and potential methods for finding and preserving your organization’s funding pools.

Our Ranch, Our Kids and Our Conservation Mission

The O’Toole family ranches on the Wyoming/Colorado border. Each person on the ranch is responsible for a different segment of the operation, but everyone works together to accomplish necessary tasks. Click here to read about the O’Toole’s and their dedication to conservation.

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