Studying the Human Dimensions of CRP Participation

September 7th, 2017|Human Dimensions|

Why do landowners participate in the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)? To what extent do landowners who no longer participate in CRP continue to manage their land as grass versus plow it out? What do landowners need that would help catalyze their land stewardship after their participation in CRP ends? These questions are the focus [...]

New Grants Awarded to Protect Lands and Birds

June 9th, 2017|Habitat Conservation, Human Dimensions|

The Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative has awarded its first grants to support bird conservation among the land trust community. The four organizations receiving funds plan to protect critical habitats, such as oak forests in Oregon and estuaries in Maine, as well as help declining bird species, such as Golden-winged Warblers in Vermont and Lewis’s [...]

Heads Turn When Ranchers, Duck Enthusiasts, and Corporations Talk Conservation

June 17th, 2016|Human Dimensions, Legislation|

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 [...]

IWJV Leader receives National Conservation Award

July 21st, 2015|Bird Conservation, Human Dimensions|

The U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) and the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) are delighted to announce that Dave Smith, IWJV’s Coordinator, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Gary T. Myers Bird Conservation Award. He was awarded this honor at the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies meeting this [...]