Irrigated lands comprise over 60 percent of wetland habitat in the snowpack-driven systems of the Intermountain West. The greatest threat to wetlands in this region—and the migratory bird networks they support—is climate change and the associated landscape drying that leads to wetland loss. This effect has reduced the availability of wetland habitats across large portions of the West by nearly 50 percent over the past two decades. Conserving flood irrigated wet meadows contributes to system-wide resiliency, providing key habitat for migratory birds, sustaining floodplain function, recharging aquifers and supporting agricultural communities. The Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) established Water 4 to conserve working wet meadows and water in ways that matter to people. The IWJV has developed spatial planning tools that track wetland dynamics and surface water trends (wetland habitat in space and time) by month, over 35+ years, across the 11 states of the Intermountain West. This powerful science enables strategic implementation of partner-driven projects benefitting people, wildlife, and the landscape and is a critical tool for evaluating landscape resilience in the face of a drying climate. IWJV has partnered with the Partnership of Rangeland Trusts (PORT) and its member organizations and other land trusts and conservation organizations across the intermountain west to deliver impactful and meaningful conservation of wetland habitat. This session is intended to share a case study on how science-driven partnerships can lead to greater conservation and link to available funding for conservation easements.