Intermountain West Joint Venture

The Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) was established in 1994 to conserve priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs. We strive to find common ground among diverse interests to make a difference for wildlife, habitat, and people.

We help create forums to bring partners together and build a shared vision for conservation. In this process, our partners collaborate to achieve balance between diverse human interests, healthy habitat, and the conservation and management of wildllife.

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1001 South Higgins Avenue
Suite A1
Missoula, Montana  59801
Phone: (406) 549-0732
Fax: (406) 549-0496


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4 Introductory articles were found for Intermountain West Joint Venture

Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands


The purpose of our Partnering to Conserve Sagebrush Rangelands effort is to catalyze proactive, voluntary, and community-led sagebrush rangeland conservation – expanding success across private and public lands. We accomplish this by promoting healthy working lands in the American West for people and wildlife. By bringing a diversity of perspectives, values, and resources together for a common purpose, partners achieve durable conservation.


Playing with Fire: Recreating Safely with Invasives in Sagebrush Country


If you’re recreating on public lands in the American West, you’ve probably already felt the impacts of the invasive annual grasses and wildfires that ruin habitat for wildlife and our outdoor activities. The non-native grasses, like cheatgrass, are extra-nasty plants. They are creeping into sagebrush country, a place of incredible biological diversity, and recreators play a key role in preventing their spread as well as halting the ignition of rangeland fires. Your small actions make a huge difference. Talking about invasive weeds isn’t sexy but they are darn dangerous to the places and wildlife we love. By keeping each other accountable and taking action every time you go outdoors, together we can help protect sagebrush country. Lightning strikes will still happen but their impact may be reduced because of our actions. So, educate yourself and others, and take care when playing in sagebrush country.


Storing Carbon in Sagebrush Rangelands


Western rangelands and grasslands are being recognized for their ability to protect stored carbon long into the future. Rangelands are vast and store over 25% of carbon found in western ecosystems. As the climate warms and the west experiences more extreme weather events like drought and fire, as well as landscape-scale changes like conifer expansion and land-use conversion, it is more important than ever to promote management practices that protect existing carbon stored in rangelands.  Download the full report with the link below or check out the 2-page synthesized version.


Up In Smoke: Fire and Invasives on Western Rangelands


Sagebrush rangelands once covered nearly 250 million acres in western North America. Today, this landscape has been reduced to half its original size and is rapidly shrinking. Fire is a primary culprit and is fueled by annual invasive grasses. These rangelands help drive our nation’s economy through energy, recreation, and livestock production and are home to critical regional water resources. Equally important, these lands are wildlife meccas and provide habitat for some 350 species. Visit to help us combat this growing threat to sagebrush country.

Related Success Stories for Intermountain West Joint Venture

Rich County Wildlife Habitat Conservation
The partnership will improve 24,000 acres of shrubsteppe habitat and collect pre- and post-treatment response data for vegetation and wildlife.