In Colorado’s high-altitude San Luis Valley, the need to protect limited water supply for people, agriculture, and wildlife brings diverse groups together to creatively solve their water challenges. Growing up on a ranch in southern Colorado’s San Luis Valley, Jim Gilmore gained an appreciation for the abundant waterfowl and songbirds that use the ranch’s wetlands [...]
It’s a big year for birds! 2016 marks the Centennial anniversary of the signing of the Convention for the Protection of Migratory Birds between the United States and Great Britain (on behalf of Canada). Known in the U.S. as the Migratory Bird Treaty, this landmark agreement laid the foundation for a century of cooperative and [...]
By Lori Reed, Operations Specialist, Intermountain West Joint Venture I never get tired of seeing people’s reactions when partners of the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) walk into a meeting in Washington, D.C. It’s not every day that they see ranchers seated next to energy company representatives and non-profit staff. As we all sing the [...]
A new study evaluates how the impacts of conifer removal on sage grouse in the Warner Mountains of southern Oregon may benefit sagebrush-dependent songbirds.