Conservation of the sagebrush ecosystem is made possible only through partnerships. We work with a wide variety of businesses, nonprofits, grassroots coalitions, and working groups, as well as local, state, and federal government agencies. Learn more about some of our current partners and their missions.
National and Regional Wildlife Conservation Non-Profits
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies represents 24 states and Canadian provinces, an area covering nearly 3.7 million square miles of some of North America's most wild and scenic country. WAFWA's reach encompasses more than 40 percent of North America, including two-thirds of the United States. WAFWA supports sound resource management and building partnerships at all levels to conserve wildlife for the use and benefit of all citizens, now and in the future.
Intermountain West Joint Venture
The mission of the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) is to conserve priority bird habitats through partnership-driven, science-based projects and programs.
Audubon protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. A powerful combination of science, education and policy expertise combine in efforts ranging from protection and restoration of local habitats to the implementation of policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife and the resources that sustain us all.
The Nature Conservancy
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Since our creation by Congress in 1984, NFWF has grown to become the nation's largest conservation grant-maker. We work with both the public and private sectors to protect and restore our nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats.
National Wildlife Federation
The National Wildlife Federation, America's oldest and largest conservation organization, works across the country to unite Americans from all walks of life in giving wildlife a voice. We've been on the front lines for wildlife since 1936, fighting for the conservation values that are woven into the fabric of our nation's collective heritage.
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Our mission is to conserve birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and land stewardship. We envision a future where birds are forever abundant, contributing to healthy landscapes and inspiring human curiosity and love of nature. Our work radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. Our efforts are advanced by sound science, achieved through empowering people, realized through stewardship and sustained through partnerships. Together, we are improving native bird populations, the land and the lives of people.
Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
To guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish. We help create federal policy and funding solutions by uniting our partners and amplifying the voices of American sportsmen and women in service of Theodore Roosevelt’s conservation legacy.
State Government Agencies
Wyoming Game & Fish Department
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is dedicated to conserving, enhancing and protecting Wyoming’s exceptional fish and wildlife resources and the habitats that support them. We will work with and for the public to provide a wide array of fish and wildlife experiences.
Nevada Department of Wildlife
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is the state agency responsible for the restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources, and the promotion of boating safety on Nevada’s waters. NDOW is organized into seven divisions (law enforcement, game, fisheries, conservation and education, habitat, wildlife diversity, and operations division) that develop programs and projects, and three regions (eastern, southern and western) that implement these programs.
Idaho Fish & Game
Idaho Fish and Game's mission is to protect, preserve, perpetuate and manage Idaho's wildlife resources.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Colorado Parks and Wildlife's mission is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana FWP’s work protects the integrity of what defines Montana, the Montana experience and our people.
North Dakota Game & Fish Department
The mission of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is to protect, conserve and enhance fish and wildlife populations and their habitat for sustained public consumptive and nonconsumptive use.
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Our mission is to provide sustainable outdoor recreational opportunities through responsible management of our state's parks, fisheries and wildlife by fostering partnerships, cultivating stewardship and safely connecting people with the outdoors.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Our mission is to serve the people of Utah as trustee and guardian of the state's wildlife. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is part of the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR). In addition to managing and protecting Utah's wildlife, we manage hunting and fishing opportunities within the state.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
To preserve, protect and perpetuate fish, wildlife and ecosystems while providing sustainable fish and wildlife recreational and commercial opportunities.
California Department of Fish & Wildlife
The mission of the Department of Fish and Wildlife is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.
Local Community Groups and Businesses
Thunder Basin Grasslands Prairie Ecosystem Associatio
The mission of TBGPEA is to “develop a responsible, common sense, science-based approach to landscape management within the five northeast Wyoming counties.” It is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose membership includes property owners (regular membership) and other interested individuals (associate membership) within a five county area in northeastern Wyoming.
Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative
The WLCI is a long-term science based effort to assess and enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitats at a landscape scale in southwest Wyoming, while facilitating responsible development through local collaboration and partnerships.
Rancher’s Stewardship Alliance
The Ranchers Stewardship Alliance strives to feed the world, preserve our prairie neighborhood, and nurture the next generation. We believe this is conservation done right. Our rancher-led conservation organization works to continually strengthen our rural community, economy and culture. We do this through wise stewardship of the prairies that are the foundation of our way of life. Our multi-generational ranch families run livestock operations across a million acres of intermingled private, public and tribal lands.
Academic and Scientific Organizations
University of Wyoming
We honor our heritage as the state’s flagship and land-grant university by providing accessible and affordable higher education of the highest quality; rigorous scholarship; the communication and application of knowledge; economic and community development; and responsible stewardship of our cultural, historical and natural resources.
Utah State University
The mission of Utah State University is to be one of the nation’s premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture and by serving the public through learning, discovery and engagement.
Great Basin Fire Science Exchange
The Great Basin Fire Science Exchange connects land managers and scientists to improve pre- and post-fire management decisions by providing relevant information and access to technical expertise. This project is one of 15 regional Fire Science Exchanges funded by the Joint Fire Science Program.
Western Governors’ Association
The Western Governors' Association was established in 1984 to represent the Governors of 19 Western states and 3 U.S. territories in the Pacific. The association is an instrument of the Governors for bipartisan policy development, information exchange and collective action on issues of critical importance to the Western United States.
Federal Government Agencies, Partnerships, and Initiatives
Bureau of Land Management
To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
U.S. Geological Survey
We provide science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on; the health of our ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate and land-use change. Our scientists develop new methods and tools to supply timely, relevant, and useful information about the Earth and its processes.
U.S. Forest Service
We are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations
Sage Grouse Initiative/strong
The Sage Grouse Initiative is a new paradigm for conserving at-risk wildlife and America’s western rangelands that works through voluntary cooperation, incentives, and community support. Launched in 2010, SGI is a partnership-based, science-driven effort that is part of Working Lands For Wildlife, which is led by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. SGI applies the power of the Farm Bill to target lands where habitats are intact and sage grouse numbers are highest.
National Interagency Fire Center
The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), located in Boise, Idaho, is the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. Eight different agencies and organizations are part of NIFC. Decisions are made using the interagency cooperation concept because NIFC has no single director or manager.