Wednesday, August 17, 2016

BLM and Intermountain West Joint Venture Adopt New Partnership

Building on the successful plans and proven models to conserve sagebrush habitat for the over 350 species of wildlife, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) have agreed to a partnership effort to help maintain the West's "sagebrush sea."

The five-year, up to $5 million from the BLM will be matched with partner funding to expand the capacity-building model and priority conservation practices pioneered through the Sage Grouse Initiative (to support science-based and spatially targeted practices to reduce threats to sage grouse on private working lands), by transferring the successful private lands model to this new public lands partnership.

The agreement will facilitate collaboration to accomplish on-the-ground projects such as conifer removal, fire and invasive treatments, habitat restoration, and planning and implementation of range structural improvements.  Read the full press release here

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