The West’s unparalleled natural landscapes are our heritage and define who we are as a region. Yet, despite their world-renowned beauty and role supporting the West’s multi-billion dollar outdoor economy, western lands are increasingly threatened. Natural areas in the West disappeared at the rate of one football field every 2.5 minutes between 2001 and 2011, due to human development and population growth in the region.* We must shape responsible land development and ensure permanent protections.
Western Resource Advocates is working to permanently protect and connect half of our western lands so that they support thriving wildlife populations, robust local outdoor economies, and unparalleled opportunities to enjoy the West’s natural beauty.
*Source: Conservation Science Partners