Intermountain West Joint Venture

IWJV conserves priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs. In 2011, IWJV teamed up with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and more than 30 partners to carry out the SGI Strategic Watershed Action Team – that expands field delivery, science and communications over the next three years. NRCS and partners contributed $10.6 million to hire 23 new range conservationists and wildlife biologists, plus a cultural resources specialist. In addition to the partner positions, SGI now has more resources to evaluate and communicate the effectiveness of conservation practices, quantify biological benefits to sage grouse, and give the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service annual data to determine if sage grouse can remain off the endangered species list.

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Contact: 406.549.0732
1001 South Higgins Avenue, Suite A1, Missoula, MT  59801