Intermountain West Joint Venture touches on DU Partnership

The Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) is a self-directed partnership that operates across all, or parts of, 11 western states including: California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona, and works closely with Ducks Unlimited. As the largest of the U.S. Habitat Joint Ventures, the IWJV was established in 1994 to catalyze bird habitat conservation through the collaborative power of diverse public-private partnerships.


The IWJV  website ( recently touched on one of the projects taking place at the Channeled Scablands, highlighting the work DU is doing in Eastern Washington.


A number of government agencies, non-government organizations and private landowners are working together under the coordinated efforts of the Intermountain West Joint Venture Washington State Conservation Partnership (Washington Partnership) to focus on developing a long-term vision and tools for wetlands conservation in the Channeled Scablands. As noted by Chris Bonsignore, Manager of Conservation Programs for Ducks Unlimited (DU), “DU is committed to the conservation of wetlands and associated habitats in the Channeled Scablands. In light of the recent water shortages in the Central Valley of California and the Klamath Basin, the importance of these areas may be even greater today.”

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